Super Smash Bros. Brawl Character News
Goodbye, old friends.
Courtesy of 1up.com.
Sakurai [director of SSBB] announced Bowser Jr., the “Celda” version of Link, and Ridley, the archenemy of Samus, would all be joining the cast of characters for the Wii release.
We’ve also, unfortunately, learned of three current characters that will not be returning: The Ice Climbers, Mr. Game & Watch, and Young Link have no home in SSBB. We don’t know who exactly will take their place just yet, but Sakurai stated he wants a roster 40 deep, with 1-2 more non-Nintendo characters.
I can’t say I like this news too much. I don’t mind Young Link being switched for Wind Waker Link, but Ice Climbers and Mr. Game and Watch being taken out is garbage. I’m not a big fan of Ice Climbers or even Mr. Game and Watch, but they were arguably the two most unique characters in SSBM, and I know a few friends of mine were big supporters of Mr. GnW. And Bowser Jr? That’s awful. Ridley is the one addition I’m somewhat interested in, but I can see some Metroid fans being somewhat upset about it, considering he’s going to get nerfed to be balanced within this game. One of my friends already reacted pretty harshly to the news.
Of course, we will see how all these characters fit together, but right now I’m not very impressed nor excited by this news. There needs to be Sonic, or Simon Belmont, or Viewtiful Joe – just to name a few.