Submitted by super_luigi16 648d ago | article

Why Is Rosalina in Super Smash Bros. 4?

December’s Nintendo Direct featured a short two-minute clip that both promoted Mario Kart 8 and introduced a newcomer for Super Smash Bros. 4. Said newcomer is Rosalina, Mario’s major ally in Super Mario Galaxy and recurring spin-off character. Rosalina’s integration into various Nintendo games has been unprecedented for a character whose only claim to fame is the supporting role in one of the best games ever made; Rosalina has since appeared in Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D World, and is set to appear in Mario Kart 8. She was also slated-but-nixed to be in Mario Tennis Open, and she is an NPC in Mario Party: Island Tour. (Super Smash Bros. 4, Wii U)

desertpunk86  +   648d ago
because nintendo cant get their hands on cool characters like Viewtiful Joe and they don't listen to their fans so they fill the gap with nintendo leftovers characters.
Realplaya  +   648d ago
Actually companies are begging for Nintendo to add there characters to smash. Oh yeah platinum doesn't want viewtiful Joe in smash they want Bayonetta.
Th4Freak  +   647d ago
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   647d ago
Evah heard of Google

super_luigi16  +   648d ago
Smash provides a huuuuuge amount of free advertising for any characters included. Third-parties and second-parties alike would be crazy to pass up a potential Smash slot.
vakarian75  +   647d ago
So far every third party character that has been in smash brothers was put into smash brothers because the creator of those games asked for them to be included in smash brothers and Nintendo said yes.
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   647d ago
Sonic and Megaman are fans requested. Snake is not.
vakarian75  +   647d ago
Hideo Kojima wanted snake in melee and Sega wanted Sonic in melee but the game was too far along and they put them in brawl and the same thing happened with Capcom and Mega Man.
admiralvic  +   647d ago
"Because nintendo cant get their hands on cool characters like Viewtiful Joe"

It's possible they might not be able to get a character they want. Contrary to what Super_Luigi16 says, it is still ultimately a companies choice and they might prefer going another direction and that leads to a no. Also, if Nintendo works the same way as Capcom, then Nintendo needs permission from the people behind the series to use their characters. For instance, the Hunter from Monster Hunter was rejected from Marvel vs Capcom 3 for this reason and The Wander from All-Stars for the same reason. However, this has nothing to do with why Rosalina is in the game.

"They don't listen to their fans so they fill the gap with nintendo leftovers characters."

Believe it or not, Rosalina is a fairly popular character and I think her appearing in SSB is Nintendo trying to increase awareness. In the past couple of months, she has appeared in Super Mario 3D World and was announced for Mario Kart 8 and of course, Super Smash Bros. The great thing about games like this, is that Nintendo can help make a character more popular by simply featuring them on some level. I wouldn't be surprised if this also had to do with Nintendo trying to be "PC" to a degree too. While that sort of thing might not matter in Japan, Nintendo might be trying to increase notable female characters. In a lot of ways I think Rosalina is better than Daisy, since Daisy always felt like a Peach reskin (in a lot of ways), which is similar to how people feel about Wario and Waluigi.

Either or, I'll take more characters (provided they're diverse) to less characters and having her doesn't really hurt the game in any way.
Jagsrock  +   647d ago
right cause they don't have Sonic and freakin Megaman in the game. Just think about that. Mario, Sonic and megaman in a single game duking it out. That's been a dream for gamers since forever.
oricon  +   647d ago
i'm waiting for an article that says "why are nintendo making video games"
_QQ_  +   648d ago
Who doesn't want Rosalina? I always said no more Mario characters with the exception that i would be fine with Rosalina. She brings a new style to the table and she is a female character.

Hopefully means Galaxy 3 is the making.
-Foxtrot  +   647d ago
Why would you want Galaxy 3, I'd rather see the Wii U's successor to 64, Sunshine and Galaxy.

Galaxy was on the Wii and we also had a sequel, lets leave it be and move on

Each console Mario game has been different so I wouldn't want them to do a sequel from a Mario game from last gen
KonsoruMasuta  +   647d ago
Mario Galaxy was a good game. That's why they should make a 3rd one.
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-Foxtrot  +   647d ago
I didn't say it wasn't a good game, it's just Nintendo's little tradition to create a successor to their last Mario game on their next console.

Something new, something fresh, something we haven't seen before. I mean look at Galaxy...Mario in space, planet like worlds, different ways to look at the platforming...it was amazing. Wouldn't you want to experience that again

I highly doubt gamers would NOT want to see the Wii U's Mario successor in the future. It's the next big thing...what could it be, where can it go, what new things will it do. Thats the most exciting thing about it.

I mean it's not like people are going "Oh lets make a sequel to Mario 64" or "Oh I want a sequel to Sunshine". No, they look a head and look forward at seeing what else Nintendo will come up with.

N64 - Super Mario 64

Gamecube - Super Mario Sunshine

Wii - Super Mario Galaxy

Wii U - Super Mario...

Sorry but if you disagree your crazy, everyone wants to see their next Mario game just as much as you want to see the next Zelda. People would rather have a new successor then Galaxy 3.
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EcoSos3  +   647d ago
So you don't consider Mario 3d World to be the next Mario game now that's crazy. 3d World is the most fun I had with a Mario game since 64 and Sunshine.
_QQ_  +   647d ago
Because the galaxy games are my favorite Mario titles and like all people i want more of what i like.
DivineAssault  +   647d ago
I agree with u on that.. Mario Universe comes to mind.. I would love to see another mario rpg game that has him meeting & joining with N characters to fight some sort of evil..
-Foxtrot  +   647d ago

Because Super Mario 3D World is NOT part of those games.

64, Sunshine, Galaxy have all been games we've NEVER seen anything like before they came out while 3D World has been done before as a 3DS game.

3D World is what New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii U was to the DS game New Super Mario Bros.

With Galaxy you never saw those gameplay features in a handheld game before same goes with Sunshine but 3D World has been done on the 3DS.

The clues are in the title anyway

Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D World

Like DivineAssault has said you'd want something like Super Mario 3D Universe or something...a game which will one up their last game....not be an improved, upgraded version of a 3DS game.

It's not crazy...it's logic.

Super Mario 3D World is NOT the successor to Galaxy.
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Alex_Boro  +   648d ago
bayoneta fits perfectly in smash. I wanna see more 3ds gameplay.
kratos17  +   647d ago
I don't get why Nintendo keeps rehashing the roster with the same characters every game with the occasional wild card. There are tons of characters that could be used.

I like that Rosalina was chosen but, how about making at least half of the characters in the game be completely new to the Smash games.
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   647d ago
same reason why capcom does it, namco does it, and arc system works does it and every others company that have a long running fighting game franchise.
Gemmol  +   647d ago
lol he just want to complain,
ChickeyCantor  +   647d ago
I disagree.

Having the standard roster is fine, but not including so many other characters is just stupid. Nintendo has a rich library that goes back way to the NES. Notice that he said Half, not all.
The Smash project was announced almost 2 years ago they probably had enough time anyways.
TuxedoMoon  +   647d ago

I like Rosalina and I'm glad they're finally adding more females to the smash roster...but I sure that the most requested Nintendo character for smash bros is Krystal from starfox (with staff). People expected her to be the final character in Brawl, but instead we got Wolf...

At least Rosalina isn't a clone character?
JackieCruise69  +   647d ago
Because people have been complaining about the lack of female characters in the game for one, another reason? People have been asking for her, surprisingly. she does have fans as well and I've seen plenty of people on Miiverse asking for her. She wasn't on my list of wanted characters, but hey, she looks cool and fresh at least. I for one welcome her and will be trying her out at least, she really does look cool to use. :)
Blacklash93  +   647d ago
Because Rosalina is pretty much the face of Mario's Wii era and evidently has interesting new playstyle possibilities to offer Smash Bros. with her Galaxy-inspired moveset.
KratosSaveUs  +   647d ago
I can't wait for this. Now I got to decide if I want to buy a Wii U or a 3DS ?
CaptainN  +   647d ago
Get both....save up so you can enjoy it two ways...if anything thats what birthdays are for lol!
Realplaya  +   647d ago
If you are set on getting this game unless you have to play on the road get Wii U I have a feeling the game is being released in June or July. I think it will start the summer of fun for games.

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