Nintendo has issued a statement regarding Mr. Game & Watch in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. One of the moves references a game from 1982 which was titled, Fire Attack. It was a cowboy game where players were tasked with defending a “wooden fort from screaming Native Americans who wielded burning torches and wore feathers in their hair.” Nintendo has told Eurogamer that it will issue an update which will remove the feather from the silhouette of Mr. Game & Watch.
“Nintendo has been planning to distribute an update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that removes the feather from the silhouette of Mr. Game & Watch,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer today. “The original game on which this depiction of the character is based was released more than three decades ago and does not represent our company values today.
“We sincerely apologise that this change was not noticed in our marketing material and are continuing our work to make Super Smash Bros. Ultimate an experience that is both welcoming and fun for everyone.”