Rayman Leaked as Super Smash Bros. 4 DLC Character? - Update: Fake

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Rayman Leaked as Super Smash Bros. 4 DLC Character? - Update: Fake

Some images and a convincing video have surfaced showing Rayman as a new fighter for Super Smash Bros. 4.

Update: Sorry folks, it looks like this one was a hoax. The creator of the "leak" has just released a video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaoB7lnOiXM] explaining exactly how he went about faking Rayman's inclusion in the game.

Source: YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaoB7lnOiXM]

Original Story: We already know that Nintendo's mascot brawler Super Smash Bros. 4, recently released for the 3DS and Wii U, will be getting at least one DLC character [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/138196-Super-Smash-Bros-Wii-U-to-receive-Mewtwo-DLC-and-more], but the question on many fan's minds was "surely, it won't just be MewTwo?" Well, a set of images and a short video have popped up on the internet, seemingly telling of another upcoming character: Rayman, of Ubisoft's Rayman franchise.

First up, check out the video to the right, which shows Rayman being selected as a character. Although it doesn't actually show him in combat two things add a bit of credibility to it: the presence of MewTwo on the character select screen, suggesting that it is an internal alpha build, and the fact that Nintendo has been very quick to pull it down whenever it pops up (at time of writing, it had already been re-uploaded twice, and we apologize if it is no longer available when you read this article).

Just in case the video does get pulled again, here's a few screengrabs from it:

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Of course, there has been no official word from Nintendo or Ubisoft on this, so please take this rumor with as much salt as you deem necessary. If true, Rayman would join Pacman, Megaman and Sonic as the forth non-Nintendo character in the game.

Earlier in the game's development, another Ice Climbers were cut due to hardware limitations. [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/137043-Super-Smash-Bros-3DS-Leaked-Video-Reveals-Three-Characters]

Source: reddit [https://archive.moe/v/thread/283311671]

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This one image sum up my thoughts

This would be great But I won't be fooled again damn it.

edit: do you think It's a good idea to trust 4chan as a reliable source.

edit 2:
Steven Bogos said:
the fact that Nintendo has been very quick to pull it down whenever it pops up
I thought the YouTube user pulled it.
 

JayRPG

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And we'll probably get a Rayman Amiibo before we get a Ganondorf one.

On-topic:
It doesn't get me excited, Rayman that is, but I do hope there'll be more DLC characters in the future. Though there are so many you could pull straight from Bandai Namco IPs I don't see why Nintendo would want to enter some deal with Ubisoft.

Seriously though, where the fuck is the Ganondorf Amiibo? We've got Link AND Toon Link, Zelda, Sheik... we even have 2 3rd party franchise Amiibos in Pacman and Sonic but we still don't have a Ganondorf? sigh.
 

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Most likely not?
Would be a cool char to play as and I guess a pretty simple one for Ninty to make attackwise.
But I highly doubt it :p
 

Littaly

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So if this is true Smash Bros. is basically moving towards becoming The Expendables of '80s and '90s cartoony videogame characters? I'd be totally on board with that ^^

Still, wouldn't get my hopes up prematurely over this just yet.
 

circularlogic88

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No model footage or fight footage? And your source is from 4chan and reddit? Did this site get bought out by Gawker?
 

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jayzz911 said:
2HF said:
Is nobody noticing R.O.B?
? what about rob? hes always been in there. You have to unlock him though.
Ah, I did not know that. I only ever play with my fiance and we don't unlock stuff.
 

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Toilet said:
It's fake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaoB7lnOiXM
Wow, that's a lot of work for a hoax. Gotta give him credit though, the video looked pretty convincing. Guy deserves a medal. And a slap on the ass for getting my hopes up.

Where the fuck is Rayman 4, Ubisoft? Murphy promised me a Rayman 4 in Rayman 3, damnit! And you left the ending open with Andy coming back! This is worse than the Halo 2 cliffhanger at this point.
 

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Toilet said:
It's fake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaoB7lnOiXM
Confirmed fake.

Nice job Escapist. Here, I will link to the proper ethical standards you just violated: http://spj.org/pdf/ethics-code-mark-through-draft-1.pdf

In short, preventing the dissemination of false information is the absolute ethical priority. To do this, always use multiple sources when dealing in anonymity. And no, calling it a "report" or a "rumor" does not excuse you, if anything it just makes it even worse. BTW, Kotaku didn't even report on this at all. *Slow Clap*
 

Ryan Hughes

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Well, what do you expect? The lose Jim Sterling, then lay off Tito, other staff and Bob. . . I mean this is indicative of what they want their site's coverage to become. Honestly, since Yahtzee and Miracle of Sound can be found on YouTube, Seamus would be my only reason to come back here to the site itself. Do yeah, I'll hang round to watch this blow up in their face, but not much more after that.
 

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I think you might want to take this article down if it's been disproved... Source checking needed.

I got all excited as well, rayman would've been a great addition I think!