Masahiro Sakurai has revealed today that Waluigi will be making his return to Super Smash Bros., but not as a playable character as some have hoped. Today’s screenshot reveals Waluigi as an assist trophy, once again trying to horn in on the action. Sakurai’s Miiverse update for the screenshot is rather humorous as well: “Once again, Waluigi’s Assist Trophy joins the collection!! …Which also means he’s not a playable character. Just because you try hard doesn’t mean you’ll make it into the battle.” This will likely disappoint those players who hoped that Waluigi would be upgraded to roster status this time around, but there’s always future Smash games. local_offer Masahiro Sakurai Nintendo Super Smash Bros wii u stars Further Reading Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO Earthlock backers will get Switch version if it ever happens Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe guide for $48 on Amazon Nintendo shares up 20% since Switch launch What's your dumbest death in Breath of the Wild? Razo_E Maybe he’ll be in the next, a la Lil Mac. Shota do you know what waluigi is holding? don’t looks like a tennis racket Mithiragi I think it’s a golf club. eli Baseball bat or a golf club Mithiragi Idk looks too skinny to be a baseball bat. Kevin James McAllister It’s a tennis racket at an angle. Mithiragi I believe you’re right sir. Shota now i see thanks Bomberman Well this is good news, I didn’t want him in anyway. Unfortunately, Sakurai rejected my request to be in the next Smash Bros. *sigh* Sonic the Hedgehog You’d be a great addition, come to think of it! T-X With you there’d be a Bomb Kirby! I hope Sakurai reconsiders! usman awadallah He said there will be no clones…. Nookling The requests can finally stop! Thank you Sakurai! Clel When I saw “Waluigi returns” I got all excited that he’d be in the game. And then I saw as an assist trophy </3 Ducked Hopefully your join the roster soon enough. And have more footage on Yarn Yoshi. J_Joestar Reminds me of when i heard a female trainer was going to appear… Henry Hotspur </3 Zorpix Alright, where’s the guy who always posts as Waluigi? Javy G Been expecting him, too! I will give him an upvote just for the hell of it! Sdudyoy I think Waluigi is to busy sobbing in a dark corner to comment on this. Ducked Exactly what came to my mind when I saw this article! Anyone care to fill in for him while he’s gone? andrewjcole Just thought that from the moment I saw the post! Lusunup lol right? Now that it’s come to be, he ain’t even here or is he…. Shagrath1983 We need one more heavy fighter to accompany DK, Bowser, and King Dede. Any suggestions? size is also important Wooopigsooie Well, we’re still waiting on Ganondorf, although he may have a different play style/move set than he did in Brawl. I’ve wanted King K. Rool from the beginning so he would be my pick. Shota King K. Rool yes!! Swampert Master One word, Ridley. Ony Waluigi returns with his old 3D mesh but with updated textures. Wooopigsooie Glad he’s not a main. Never liked Waluigi anyways… Arthur Jarret You don’t even know Waluigi, you just seen him play sports. Like mario’s platforming and Luigi’s ghosthunting – His real activities are AWESOME Dominicruz where’s warluigi guy now ?just when we need him lol (with italian accent) Tekina Sibawo thank god, waluigi would have added nothing to the game. Mario Waluigi is not gonna be happy about this. NkoSekirei where is he anyways Carlos Webster He’s sad. Mario Ohhh. 🙁 GregoryTheRainMaker Most don’t care about him, so not having him as a playable character isn’t a loss. 🙂 Sdudyoy Sorry Waluigi, you are my favorite Mario character too. Christian Schoff Thank God. Yoshi Don’t worry I’ll be announced alongside my release of Yoshi’s New Island! Swampert Master Honestly, I think Sakurai might be trolling with us. Waluigi seems very likable and Sakurai acknowledges this during the last few words in hit post. I still think he’s going to be playable. If you notice Waluigi as an assist troph in SSBB, he chases down opponents. But in this pic, it looks like he is running away from them. Seems a little peculiar, doesn’t it? Fierce-Deity Link that caption though … made lol despite some people thinking it was a bit harsh… also, the people on miiverse should got all pissy at this.. if ridley is deconfirmed in the same manner it will a sight to see J_Joestar at least Ridley is a pretty major character in the franchise he is a part of and not a space filler for sports/racing/etc… spin offs. Helioptile What a fucking insult from Sakurai. Hadji Mojahid Fuck Nintendo, Bad decisions everywhere. T-X Well the game isn’t Super “Mario” Smash Bros, I think the playable characters from Mario’s franchises are the super majority in the roster and that ends up taking space for a Metroid, Earthbound or F-Zero villain. Yoshi Waluigi is on his return flight from Delfino. His assist trophy auditions obviously went well. The addition of Little Mac to the roster gave him second thoughts… Shrek When’s Sakurai gonna announce me for the next Super Smash Bros? It’s time to take ogre this place already! Zanzama Too bad! WALUIGI TI..! DENIED!