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Wayforward Asking Fans To Vote For Shantae In The Smash Ballot


Wayforward has started asking fans if they would vote for Shantae to get her included in Super Smash Bros on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. In an email to backers Half-Genie Hero Director Matt Bozon has told fans that independent polls have put Shantae near the top with regards to the list of contenders for Super Smash Bros. Bozon admits that having Shantae in Super Smash Bros would give the character a much-needed boost and would secure the success of future Shantae titles. Will you be voting for her to appear in Super Smash Bros on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS?

Hello Backers!

We’ll have a full Shantae: Half-Genie Hero update for you VERY soon! But in the meantime we’ve got a special message from Half-Genie Hero Director Matt Bozon:
Hey Shantae fans! I hope you don’t mind my hijacking today’s Backer Update. But with only a few days left in the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, it seemed like a worthy cause. First, we’d like to say thank you to everyone for voting to include Shantae’s in the Super Smash Bros. series. Numerous independent polls have placed her near the top of the list of hopefuls! We don’t have any idea how these votes will be categorized and put to use, but any way you slice it this is great news for Shantae. Even being recognized as a contender will help with the future success of Shantae games. So thank you very much for choosing her!

If you’ve yet to cast your vote, or know someone who would like to see Shantae added to the Smash roster, please use the links below! As backers, you’re over 20,000 people strong. So you can make a real impact over the next few days. Just please remember that win or lose, it’s all for fun! We’ve had a lot of fun speculating, making concepts, and sharing ideas with you. Good luck and keep voting!



105 thoughts on “Wayforward Asking Fans To Vote For Shantae In The Smash Ballot”

                  1. Have they SEEN the ballots? What do they think we’ve doing for the past few months, voting for Young Link?
                    …oh god, that’s a thing.

                    1. Could have been worse, like voting for the worst Smash character in history (from a concept standpoint and not by tiers). Pichu.

                  2. There’s a lot less spam/troll comments now…
                    Wait MNN turned off anonymous comments??

                    THANK GAWD!
                    Now there wont be a bunch of stupid dumb, idiotic, non sensical, spam comments.
                    If people want to comment all they have to do is sign up (which isn’t hard).
                    On the contrary though… I never knew that there so many anons on here… so it may get a bit boring if it stays at this level of community population– and if people are too lazy to create an account.

                          1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                            You should know any of the ones that were actual trolls won’t be deterred by this. They’ll just make an account & continue trolling. That’s how trolls are, after all. They are like deviant hackers: they’ll always find a way around something.

                              1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                                lol Can’t tell if joking or not. In case you aren’t, I’ve just dealt with my fair share of trolls before when I first got heavily involved with interacting with people in a more social media environment on the internet.

                                1. I wish they had gone with Disqus though, I really like how that system is laid out and how it works between all sites using it. But I am kinda glad I’ll have to scroll through less of the fanboys/girls from other systems. I love my Playstation systems a lot but I definitely don’t bash Nintendo as a result. It gets annoying sifting through such comments. If you don’t like Nintendo then why come here? I definitely don’t see the type of spammy comments on PlayStation Lifestyle as I used to here. Having an account system definitely helps with the spam and trolling.

                                2. HollowGrapeJ (The Legendary Video Game Master And Anime Wizard)

                                  Oh don’t worry about that. One way or another, stupidity will always find it’s way back on this site.

                                  1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                                    You get what I’m talking about. This is just a temporary setback for the real trolls that were on this site as anons.

                                  2. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                                    Speaking of which, check out the idiot named Person4 on here, Hollow. Stupid has already found it’s way back on here.

                                  3. HAHAHAHA! YOU FUNNY you annoying little shi-nahh I’m just kidding. I can tell you for sure that there are less trolls because the news isn’t really interesting. Its been pretty boring here. But don’t you just miss me and my comments?

                                  4. I don’t think turning off anonymous comments is the best way to handle the situation. The comments section needs mods to take care of overly offensive comments and spam, disabling anonymous comments isn’t going to solve the problem.
                                    Like this, the site’s just going to lose some of its regular users who simply prefer not to sign up – people who want to spam can still do so if they want to. And the smaller the number of people leaving comments, the more likely it will be for more people to leave. Sharing your thoughts with others and discussing your different views seems to be a rather big part of this blog, after all, and if there’s not enough people to do that with, this place might end up losing its appeal, I’m afraid.

                                      1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                                        As long as I can still vent out my frustrations with as many cuss words as I damn well please to use, I’m fine with some modding going on here. The only comments I think should be deleted on sight are ones that are truly hateful like the “eat cow shit stranga & xenoridley” like what that reject enimen123! posted on occasion or the ones of people celebrating the death of Iwata or Robin Williams like that nostalgia_w creature. Or those god forsaken ALL CAPS comments. I hate those with a passion. It’s okay if it’s just one small paragraph or group of words but an entire comment? UGH!!

                                      2. Yah… thats what I mentioned at the end of my comment. Future wise: So long as there wont be a crap load of idiotic comments shadowing actual opinions and discussions then I think It’ll be okay.

                                      1. I think you’re right. I remember seeing that alt color poster about a month after the ballot was announced. I also remember Nicalis asking for votes for Cave Story’s Quote (I voted for him before they asked, CS is awesome) and Yacht Club asking for Shovel Knight votes, and now that he has an amiibo coming, his chances have never been higher.

                                    1. I seen this freakin’ poster before. Also, is Shantae originated in US? I’m concerned that most Smash Bros. characters are originated in Japan.

                                        1. God. I wish Shovel Knight should be there because he had his amiibo. BTW, I still have to call him the Shovelware Knight.

                                        2. Smash Bros has always sold best in North America so a popular character from the US shouldn’t have a problem of getting in

                                      1. It’d be cool to see characters like Shantae and Shovel Knight get in. It could really be a good move on nintendo’s part as well with how they’ve been pushing both character’s games in the Nindie program.

                                          1. It ends this Saturday, Oct. 3rd. However, we ARE getting an update that includes a Mario Maker stage tomorrow and I know that’s not all that the update will bring. I wouldn’t be surprised if a surprise early winner of the ballot gets added as well.

                                          1. Is wayforward feeling some pressure from Shovel Knight??? (since ex-wayforward lead shovel knight?) hmmm.. Sorry guys! Shoulda supported your employees better!!

                                            I do like Shantae. My first was one of the recent titles tho.

                                          2. I’d say she probably stands a good chance. Personally I’d like to see someone like Tails or Bomberman. Whoever wins in the end I hope it’s someone I’d actually use regularly, I don’t really play as any of the other DLC characters, though I’m glad to have a larger roster. I’m really excited to see the results! I have a feeling the Inklings from Splatoon will make their way into the game.

                                                1. well i never played her games and i dont know anything about her but i guess we can have another female in smash bros but i hope nintendo give us 2 more DLC characters that we vote on besides we got ryu lucau mewtwo and roy and now shantae but we need 1 or 2 more DLC characters in smash that we vote on on the smash ballot.

                                                  1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                                                    Troll comment, ignorant comment, or stuck up christian jackhole that wants to pretend Christianity is innocent in having psychopaths/sociopaths in their ranks. *points to the KKK & Westboro Baptist Church claiming to be “christians”*

                                                        1. HollowGrapeJ (The Legendary Video Game Master And Anime Wizard)

                                                          Why is called Snake, “Venom Snake”, and Big Boss all at the same time? I’m so confused.

                                                          1. Venom Snake is Big Boss’ Best and most trusted Soldier. When Boss (Naked Snake) came out of his coma, Venom Snake had facial reconstruction to look like Boss and take his place while the real Boss went into hiding. Venom Snake is not the same Snake you played as in MGS3

                                                              1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                                                                It’s okay. When it comes to Metal Gear Solid lore, I’m like the many Kingdom Hearts fans that either haven’t played all of the current Kingdom Hearts games or don’t do research, so you’re not alone in being confused.

                                                                1. HollowGrapeJ (The Legendary Video Game Master And Anime Wizard)

                                                                  Yeah, I jumped in with the V. (Ground Zeroes and now Phantom Pain) I don’t know much about its story but the game is fantastic regardless.

                                                              2. i did vote on her but i dont know much about her she could be useful in smash also sakurai mention that he is developing 9 DLC characters.

                                                                1. Fuck this fucking gypsie piece of shit oh wait she’s not even good enough to be shit I want Banjo Kazooie not this indie game piece of shit character and fuck all the retards who are voting for indie characters I rather have shitty wolf over this shitty indie character fuck Shovel shit too

                                                                    1. I have no chills for indie game characters that don’t deserve to be in Smash not even a real full fledge game a fuckin indie game bruh besides Banjo & Kazooie deserve to be in smash out of most characters man no other character has a right to be in smash as much as Banjo does he needs to be in smash if not then Microsoft need to bury him cuz he’s gonna die

                                                                      1. I agree with you on Banjo being in Smash. Nintendo should do it to pay homage to the legendary bear and bird duo. We can all put aside the fact that Rare is owned by Microsoft to have Banjo in Smash. Phil Spencer did.

                                                                        1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                                                                          For the record, Shantae is a genie & genies are Arabic which consists of countries in Asia & Africa. Gypsies, which is actually considered a racist term these days, are from Romania which is a European country. If you are going to be racist, at least be an “intelligent” one.

                                                                          1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                                                                            If Sakurai is going to go the lazy route with Wolf again by making him Fox 2.0, I’d rather have Shantae with an original moveset. Then again, there is no guarantee she won’t be a clone/semi-clone herself… *sigh*

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