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Reggie Fils-Aime had a small segment on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon recently and in the clip fans on Twitter asked Big Daddy Reggie if he would possibly appear in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and his response was “My body is ready”.
The Nintendo of America Chief Operating Officer addressed the question at the 53 second mark – which you can watch in the video above courtesy of Nintendo Everything – where a fan asks if Reggie will be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros due out next year, exclusively for the Wii U, with Reggie responding, saying...
“The big question is 'am I going to be a playable character in Smash Bros?'. Great question.
“You have to ask that to [Sora] Sakuari. He's the producer of the game; it's his game. But if he wants...my body is ready.”
I think this is the sort of thing that will end up getting a ton of fans running to Change.org for a petition... oh wait, they already have!
Nintendo Enthusiast noted how fans came together to start a petition in order to include “The Regginator” in Super Smash Bros. for both the Nintendo 3DS and for the Nintendo Wii U.
The idea, as ludicrous as it sounds, isn't all that far-fetched. The reality is that a lot of gamers feel as if Reggie belongs on the roster just as much as say... the Wii Fit Trainer. By that token, it's hard to argue with fans when Sakuari adds in someone like the Trainer over more important Nintendo icons like Big Daddy Reggie and Shigeru Miyamoto, who is also known as Mr. Nintendo.
Could you imagine The Regginator and Mr. Nintendo teamed up together to take on the Mario Bros.? Or facing down against Ganondorf and Bowser? That's an EVO moment waiting to happen!
Unfortunately, there's no way to know if this will ever happen because Sora, the game's producer, had previously mentioned how difficult and arduous it can be to add a single character to Smash Bros. games.
Perhaps if enough people send tweets the way of Sakuari and pester him enough to interrupt his work and disturb his mental feng shui, he just might be inclined to take gamers up on their little petition.
If you want to make your voice heard you can send a (kind) tweet the way of Sakuari to potentially persuade him to include Reggie or you can sign the petition with more than 28,000 other gamers over on Change.org.