Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Nintendo censorship, the Mr. Game & Watch native american
On the popular forum ResetEra a user has pointed out that one of the characters in the game – Mr. Game & Watch has an attack which sees the character, adorned with a headdress of a native american and using fire to attack enemies. From here, the outbreak of the controversy, which accuses Nintendo of representations racist.
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.
I'm Native and this hurts. @NintendoAmerica Can you help?https://t.co/8JlXbBh1lf pic.twitter.com/NZCasWlVom
— ✨ gale (@rr_gale) November 3, 2018
For those who do not know, the attack of which the above is a reference to Game & Watch called Fire Attack 1982; the game was the battles between the leaders of the native american and a cowboy Game & Watch that had to defend a fort.
Nintendo has promised a patch to censor the character, apologizing if anyone was offended by the representation (dating back to tens of years ago). It is interesting to note that Nintendo had changed the native americans in the bandits in the next version for the Game Boy Advance. It is possible that this is what will happen in this case.
Whatever may or may not happen, as you would expect there was a variety of responses to the issues raised. Some in support, others not so much...
Not saying you're wrong for being offended, but I'm okay with Mario being an exaggeration and misrepresentation of the Italian people despite me being Italian. Not all Italians are short, have a wacky accent, and love all forms of pasta, but I'm cool with Mario.
— Vinny (@vinnyc1010) November 4, 2018
I'm a native american as well and I really see no problem with this tbh
— 🚀νuʟċѧň🚀|Plant Gang| (@shmi77y) November 4, 2018
Super Smash Bros., Ultimate is ready to be deployed by the end of the year for Nintendo Switch, on the 7th of December.
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