Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won’t Have the Fire Attack
After Internet outcry over Mr. Game & Watch’s Fire Attack move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate., Nintendo is removing it from the final product. The attack animation shows Mr. Game & Watch lighting his opponents on fire as he dons a Native American headdress, which is a reference to the character’s 1982 game, Fire Attack.
Please check and spread the below thread from ResetEra. Mr. Game & Watch’s new forward smash in Smash Ultimate is a direct reference to a G&W game featuring racist depictions of Native Americans.
— ✨ gale (@rr_gale) November 3, 2018
hey so how about instead of being mad at people upset about two frames, how about two frames that’ll make everyone happy?
LEFT: Original, with feathers (Native Americans)
RIGHT: GBA remake with removal of feathers (Bandits) pic.twitter.com/jJFrUO1t2x
— Owen ????☃️ (@PieMehker) November 4, 2018
Nintendo’s official response is below:
“Nintendo has been planning to distribute an update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that removes the feather from the silhouette of Mr. Game & Watch. The original game on which this depiction of the character is based was released more than three decades ago and does not represent our company values today. We sincerely apologize that this change was not noticed in our marketing material and are continuing our work to make Super Smash Bros. Ultimate an experience that is both welcoming and fun for everyone.”