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Super Smash Bros. Goes Japanese With Brand New Assist Trophy Reveal

by Dean James


The Super Smash Bros. series has always been known for celebrating the wide and long history of Nintendo, along with a few other companies as evident by the Rayman trophy, but today’s reveal might be one of the most obscure yet.

To start off the week, Masahiro Sakurai decided to take to Miiverse to reveal a brand new Assist Trophy for the game, this time based on a character that was a Japanese exclusive on the original Game Boy. In fact, Sakurai doesn’t even know his name!


  • Pic of the day. In this Smash Bros. installment, this little guy is also making an appearance! I…don’t know his name, but he’s the Prince of the Sablé Kingdom. He’s from the Game Boy game Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (translated as The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls), which was only released in Japan.
  • Here’s the trophy of the Sablé Prince. He transforms into a snake or a frog, and unloads multiple attacks on any opponent he catches. Keep attacking your foes when they’re trapped in his dust cloud.

This new Assist Trophy sounds like it will be quite interesting to witness in battle, but I’m sure there will of course be people who complain about someone like this getting in the game while other more popular characters are left out. I personally love it, as it gives love to a franchise that absolutely no one would have ever expected.

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