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 explaining exactly how he went about faking Rayman's inclusion in the game.

Source: YouTube

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, 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:

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 leak suggested that Snake, Ice Climbers, Lucas, and Wolf, who were present in Brawl but were cut from the latest title, would be added back in as DLC characters. However, game director Masahiro Sakurai did explicitly state that the Ice Climbers were cut due to hardware limitations.

Source: 4chan via reddit

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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.

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Steven Bogos:
the fact that Nintendo has been very quick to pull it down whenever it pops up

I thought the YouTube user pulled it.

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.

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

And so begins The Rayman Scare of 2015.

Ah yes, 4chan, truly the most reliable of news sources.

If that's a fake then it's a very convincing one.

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.

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

Is nobody noticing R.O.B?

2HF:
Is nobody noticing R.O.B?

? what about rob? hes always been in there. You have to unlock him though.

jayzz911:

2HF:
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.

Toilet:
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.

Toilet:
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*

Consider. The. Source.

Holy balls, its only something that's taught in journalism 101.

I'm still holding out hope for Shantae.

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.

Source: 4chan via Reddit

Oh come on, that's obviously bullshit. You can do better than this, Escapist.

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!

That was one of the most impressive fakes I've ever seen in gaming. Impressive.

And lol at all the people bitching at the Escapist. The only thing that's going to happen is "UPDATE: It's Fake".

Very impressive fake. I really liked the 'making of' video the faker did.

Cool, more love for Rayman means he becomes more popular which results in (likely) more Origins and Legends games, which is a definite OH GAWD YUSH from me.

I actually was willing to believe this 100%, and you want to know the reason why?

There are Rayman associated trophies in the game. Specifically, I've got a trophy of Globox. Considering Rayman is not owned by Nintendo, nor is it owned by or associated with any of the other 3 guest characters or their parent companies (Sonic/Sega, Mega Man/Capcom, Pac Man/Bandai-Namco), from the moment I first obtained that trophy, all I could think of is 'why is this here?' As far as I'm aware, I THINK it's the only trophy/ies in the game to be like that. So if there was Rayman DLC coming, I would not be surprised in the absolute slightest.

Gizen:
I actually was willing to believe this 100%, and you want to know the reason why?

There are Rayman associated trophies in the game. Specifically, I've got a trophy of Globox. Considering Rayman is not owned by Nintendo, nor is it owned by or associated with any of the other 3 guest characters or their parent companies (Sonic/Sega, Mega Man/Capcom, Pac Man/Bandai-Namco), from the moment I first obtained that trophy, all I could think of is 'why is this here?' As far as I'm aware, I THINK it's the only trophy/ies in the game to be like that. So if there was Rayman DLC coming, I would not be surprised in the absolute slightest.

I'm pretty sure there is also a trophy of Rayman himself.

Bindal:

Gizen:
I actually was willing to believe this 100%, and you want to know the reason why?

There are Rayman associated trophies in the game. Specifically, I've got a trophy of Globox. Considering Rayman is not owned by Nintendo, nor is it owned by or associated with any of the other 3 guest characters or their parent companies (Sonic/Sega, Mega Man/Capcom, Pac Man/Bandai-Namco), from the moment I first obtained that trophy, all I could think of is 'why is this here?' As far as I'm aware, I THINK it's the only trophy/ies in the game to be like that. So if there was Rayman DLC coming, I would not be surprised in the absolute slightest.

I'm pretty sure there is also a trophy of Rayman himself.

If that's not enough, The Rayman trophy was built from the ground up prior to the game's release. They didn't take any models of Rayman from Legends but instead by choice made an entirely new one for a simple trophy, which was pretty cool of them I guess.

So it's not much of a stretch for people to have assumed he could have been a a character.......... could have..........

*cries while starring at trophy of Wonder Red*

OT: And so ends The Rayman Scare of 2015.

VanQ:

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.

Have you played Rayman Origins yet? It's one of the best platformers to come out in a while.

This has been interesting enough. The video goes to show just how far someone will go for basically nothing.

But yeah, 4chan and reddit huh? :P

It already seemed dubious to me though, especially after Sakurai specifically said that there would be no paid dlc for the game and singled out the amount of effort it would take in making a single fighter as a part of that decision. That might have been a nice detail to mention especially since it's been covered on this site before. ^_^

When you start using reddit and 4chan as 'sources', you start losing cred.

Please, remove this story and start acting like The Escapist of old.

The one that acted more like the AP instead of FN.

First the blatantly misleading Anita Sarkeesian in Towerfall article and now reporting an article that uses 4chan and reddit as it's sources?

Honestly, why is this person a news reporter?

GUYS GUYS GUYS
My uncle who works at Nintendo said that not only is this real and all the people who say otherwise are WRONG and STUPID, but there are even MORE DLC Characters, including one you might recognize!
Now, I put it in spoilers, just in case.

Yeah, no.

Sadly, It's been proven fake.

I would have loved for it to actually have happened though. I didn't get the newest Rayman game, but I would've bought Rayman as a DLC character for Smash.

Called it being fake for one reason only.

Rayman Amiibo. It would look godawful if they made one.

Objectable:
GUYS GUYS GUYS
My uncle who works at Nintendo said that not only is this real and all the people who say otherwise are WRONG and STUPID, but there are even MORE DLC Characters, including one you might recognize!
Now, I put it in spoilers, just in case.

Nuh uh, I met Shigeru Miyamoto and he said I was the best Mario player ever and that I'm right. And then we went to Disney Land together.

Eric the Orange:

Objectable:
GUYS GUYS GUYS
My uncle who works at Nintendo said that not only is this real and all the people who say otherwise are WRONG and STUPID, but there are even MORE DLC Characters, including one you might recognize!
Now, I put it in spoilers, just in case.

Nuh uh, I met Shigeru Miyamoto and he said I was the best Mario player ever and that I'm right. And then we went to Disney Land together.

Actually, to get back on topic, I met up with Miyamoto after your Disney trip. He squeezed my butt, winked at met and told me I was actually going to be the next announced Smash character. The even bigger news is that he told me it would actually be as DLC for Smash Melee and not Smash for the Wii U. Sadly he couldn't say yet if I was going to get my own Amibo figure.

Source: Your uncle's mother's sister's dog's blog.

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