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Mr. Game & Watch is an amalgam of characters from the Game & Watch games, a line of handheld electronic games produced by Nintendo from 1980 to 1991.
The outcry revolved around a design on character Mr.
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Instead of hosting a fighter poll like with Smash For Wii U and 3DS, the process was all done by Nintendo this time.
Some were quick to say that Nintendo "shouldn't have caved" but it is important to note that they felt this change was deserving back when it first re-released on the Game Boy.
During the great big Smash Bros Ultimate direct, some people noticed that one of the characters - the dude from Nintendo's old Game & Watch games - exhibited a potentially offensive stereotypical portrayal of Native Americans. Game & Watch's Native American outfit into a video game.
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Some users on Twitter accused Nintendo of racism after the character was revealed, while left-wing gaming blogs, including Gawker's Kotaku, and Polygon, also criticized the "racist" depiction - prompting Nintendo to apologize and promise to modify the game to appease the journalists and social justice warriors.
In a recent Super Smash Bros. "Game & Watch", a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer today.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for clarification on why it had made a decision to add the caricature to Smash Bros. Ultimate? Are you excited about the game?More news: Boy, 12, missing after three people found dead near broken down vehicle