A lot of the Smash Bros. roster might've leaked ahead of time, but that didn't stop anyone from getting hyped on the secret characters found last night via Japanese streams.
It makes sense: while there are a few clones and returning faces, some inclusions in the upcoming Smash game are damned amazing. The internet has reacted to that.
If you don't want to be spoiled on the secret characters in Smash Bros, please stop reading now!
To recap/contextualize these reactions...the characters that people have found so far are Duck Hunt Dog, Dr Mario, Wario, Falco, Ness, Bowser Jr, Mr Game and Watch, Dark Pit, Ganondorf, and Rob and Jigglypuff. There might still be more hidden in the game. There might not, judging from some screenshots floating around.
Regardless, reactions largely fell into the following categories:
- OMG DUCK HUNT DOG
- Fuck you, Dark Pit
- Why are there so many clones?
- Where is [insert favourite character here]?
- Thank you, based Sakurai
Here's what the internet had to say about the Smash Bros. secret characters:
*Alarms go off in Sakurai's bedroom.* Sakurai: Oh god no. Sakurai's Wife: It's begun. Sakurai's Cat: They've got Smash.
— Jason (@TrollJason) September 11, 2014
My name is Joe, I'm 30 years old and this Smash Bros hype is making me feel like an 8 year old who still has to wait a month for Christmas.
— Joe Walker (@SpaceKappa) September 11, 2014
It's gonna be weird/cool when all the smash players come together to play smash 4. New friends, battles between top players. Should be fun
— MacD (@MacDsmash) September 11, 2014
I heard Duck Hunt Dog was in Smash Bros. and I almost started crying. We're gonna be okay, everyone. All of this? We're gonna be okay.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 11, 2014
Well, we know this much: The Duck Hunt Dog is going to have, bar none, the most psychologically devastating taunt of all time. #SmashBros
— Eric Bailey (@Nintendo_Legend) September 11, 2014
@coastward That's crazy. How does a game that's not even out yet, with only two people streaming it get more viewers than destiny on twitch?
— Chris (@SeemsBreloom) September 11, 2014