Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch was one of the best games of last year. Sporting a stellar line-up, a never-ending selection of music and more stages than you could shake a stick at it, it really is…well, the ultimate in Smash gaming.
However, it could have been pretty different according to a recent Nintendo Dream magazine interview [via Source Gaming’s PushDustin].
Pokemon master Masahiro Sakurai told the magazine that Incineroar’s role in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate nearly went to another popular Pokemon – Decidueye.
The role eventually ended up going to Incineroar though, and the revelation has left some Smash players pretty upset…
— Ryan Brown @PGC London (@Toadsanime) January 21, 2019
A year ago, it would have be Decidueye having a strong lead over Incineroar I think. I saw a lot of hate towards Incineroar in the speculation period.
— PushDustIn (@PushDustIn) January 22, 2019
It’s caused something of a debate over on Twitter, as Incineroar and Decidueye fans sound off about the final decision from Nintendo.
having to live knowing Decidueye was almost the gen 7 pokemon in smash pic.twitter.com/jG2wkYaENY
— (｡･ω･｡) (@Enrinkari) January 22, 2019
He would have been my choice. But I also like to play as Incineroar now..
— Simon Langlois (@Sim_Langlois) January 22, 2019
Incineroar made much more sense as a newcomer in comparison. I love having a wrestler on the roster, despite the fact that Decidueye is a more popular pick.
— Riley Little (@TheRileyLittle) January 22, 2019
Who would you prefer to play as in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Did Nintendo make the right choice with Incineroar, or are you more Team Decidueye?
Fuck Decidueye thats why Incineroar got in lmaooo pic.twitter.com/VjwQ5NBswR
— StarPower~* (@Star_power54) January 22, 2019
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