In today’s developer screenshot from Super Smash Bros. development, Masahiro Sakurai reveals that a character from a Japan only game will be an assist trophy in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. A lesser known character that apparently doesn’t have a name, the Prince of the Sable Kingdom will be available as a tribute to his original Game Boy game, The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Here’s Sakurai’s Miiverse post that accompanied the screenshot:
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.
This isn’t the only time Sakurai has honored a Japanese-only release character, as last week we learned that Takamaru from Murasame Castle will be joining the game as an assist trophy as well.
What do you think about the addition of characters known only inside Japan?