Rayman is a trophy in New Super Smash Bros.
posted on 07.14.14 at 08:27 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Third-party character gets random representation.

Rayman Trophy

Rayman will be a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS, today’s Miiverse update reveals.

“In order to make Rayman’s trophy, we asked Ubisoft to share their references,” director Masahiro Sakurai said. “We were expecting to receive 2D drawing references for Rayman, but to our surprise, they sent us data of a brand new 3D model that they rendered for this game!! And that was how this trophy was created. It takes a lot of work creating each model, so it’s wonderful that the creators contributed their own efforts!!”

Rayman’s inclusion is a bit out of the left field, considering he’s a third-party character and has no prior representation in the Super Smash Bros. series.

A new character will be announced at 10:00 a.m. ET today. Our source, which leaked Gematsu every new character so far with the exception of Rosalina, has told us it will be Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles.

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  • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

    This is news…really? <_<

    • Nesther

      It’s a pretty big thing. Never happened before I think. Also the announcement reminder at 10am is newsworthy.

    • Ben Kennedy

      Considering Rayman isn’t Nintendo and that he is a third party character with no inclusion in the Smash series, I’d say this is big news, if not a bit random.

    • MrFinalgamer

      It’s motha’ fucking Rayman! How is he NOT news worthy!?

      • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

        He looks like he’s drunk, so yeah… Oh, and who is Rayman?

        • MrFinalgamer

          Ever since Rayman 3, he’s been more of a goofy character, so that face is not really a surprise, specially after the radical change in tone with the reboot.

  • Manny Being Manny

    poor Gematsu, being all ridiculed over the internet now for their “source”

    • You Dumbasses Believed It All

      Gematsu deserves all the shit it’s getting for trying to pass bullshit as actual information. Gematsu has lost the tiny credibility it managed to muster.

      • MrFinalgamer

        Got most of their stuff right. Only thing wrong was Chrom…

      • TalesOfBS

        I should remember you that Sakurai has the freedom to change stuff at his own discretion.
        And also that he likes to troll a little.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        This is a sad post. You didn’t read the original leak article, you didn’t research, etc. Effort – 0/10.

    • TalesOfBS

      It was just a Leak. Of course Sakurai is gonna troll people a little now.
      Why people blame the site?

  • Zackasaur

    Wtf, that IS random. o.o

    But, hey, the new Rayman platformers are easily the best in the industry.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Oh. They chose to go with current, dumb, smug, “Spumco.-looking” Rayman instead of the classic, charming version from Rayman 2. That’s a little disappointing…

    At any rate, neat little extra. Rayman HAS had all of his games hit Nintendo platforms after all. Heck, there are even EXTRA games thanks to side-games on the GBA, like the excellent “classic-style” 2D version of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. I’m also relatively sure there was an isometric platformer for GBA done by Digital Eclipse using the engine they had for the GBA Spyro titles… so yeah, even though fanboys complained about Legends, even though he’s a multiplatform guy, Rayman is probably “most Nintendo-associated” to a lot of people.

    I mean, he CERTAINLY has better representation on Nintendo platforms than Snake. That’s for sure.

    That’s also cool of Ubi Soft to just GIVE them a model for this too :)

  • Forty

    A news site has reported on a leak they were told about that, at the time, had some basis. And they only ever reported it as a leak. You know, like news sites should.

    Stop being upset at the site for random people on the internet choosing to take that as gospel. That’s their fault, not the sites.

  • MrFinalgamer

    7/10 is pretty good. And the only one inspecific was the Pokemon X Y character. Everything else, was called, and hit on target, except for Chrom. Shulk, and Chorus Man might be announced later.

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    Your username, your obsessive anger towards Gematsu for reporting a rumor as a rumor, the fact you upvoted yourself in your previous comment, everything about you amuses me.

    Sal made it very clear in reporting the leak that we shouldn’t take it as the absolute truth just because it was right on a few counts. Unlike IGN, who reported the rumor that The Last Guardian was cancelled as absolute truth, Gematsu made it clear it was a rumor, and left it up to readers to decide.
    So please take that sad trolling of yours elsewhere.