Nintendo America wanted to respond today to accusations of racism suffered last week. These statements have hurt a lot and want to take measures so that they do not happen again.
In an interview for Source Gaming , the Nintendo boys and girls commented that they will remove the pen from the silhouette of Mr. Game & Watch in the title Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to silence the harsh criticism and accusations received, claiming that “no represents the values of our company today. ”
Then, we leave you with the statements :
Nintendo plans to carry out an update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that removes the pen from the silhouette of Mr. Game & Watch. The original game on which the character’s representation is based was launched more than three decades ago and does not represent the values of our company today.
We sincerely regret that this change was not observed in our marketing material and we continue our work to make Super Smash Bros. Ultimate an experience that is welcoming and fun for everyone.
What do you think of the statements? Should they have been more careful when designing the character? Leave your opinions.