Nintendo Is Removing Racist Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move

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.

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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.”