SSB Pic of the Day reveals new Villager alternatives, including female Villager

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Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. games headed for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, has announced, via Miiverse, the option to play as different versions of the Villager (Animal Crossing series), which include at least two female iterations. This doesn’t change the Villager’s moveset, of course, but it is nice to see character variations that amount to more than a simple palette swap. Other examples from the game include Wireframe Mac and the male version of Wii Fit Trainer.

I don’t know about you, but I was fully expecting both the male Wii Fit Trainer and the female Villager to make it into the games as alternate versions of their respective characters. Were you? Do you have any hopes for more characters to have more dramatic swaps like these? Leave a comment below letting us know.

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