Feb 27th, 2014


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.

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  • 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


  • 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..!