'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' to Remove Native American References Following Backlash

Update: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Demo Rolling Out To Best Buy Kiosks

The game maker has already decided who will join the fight on Nintendo Switch, series creator Masahiro Sakurai tweeted late Tuesday. "Ultimate" fighter after fans say the design is offensive to Native Americans, Eurogamer reports. Game & Watch is holding a torch and bearing his teeth with a feather coming out of the back of his head. Ultimate in the first place. Mr.

It's an homage to the character's 1982 game, Fire Attack, in which players help a cowboy defend his fort from being burned down by Native Americans. Ultimate line-up, particularly with one fighter following racist allegations surfaced regarding the origins of Mr.

Nintendo has issued a statement regarding Mr. With the controversy still fresh, Nintendo has now decided to make a last-minute update to the highly-anticipated fighting game, removing Game & Watch's Native American imagery.

Native Americans on social media responded to the initial livestream with hurt and disappointment.

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'The original game was released more than three decades ago and does not represent our company values today.

The depiction caused uproar online after being spotted in the recent Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros.

"We sincerely apologise that this change was not noticed in our marketing material and are continuing our work to make "Super Smash Bros". Thank you. Thank you so much, not only on my behalf- but thank you for helping spread this on behalf of the Native community. Ultimate has the most fighters of any previous version since it includes every single fighter of the previous games and a host of new ones. The initial change saw the feather removed from the character's hair, a change that will be similarly implemented before Super Smash Bros. Game & Watch using a torch attack, but did not depict him with a headdress, nor was that imagery present in earlier builds of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Are you excited about the game?

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