To acknowledge the return of this outfit, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has now shared one of his photos, which is seemingly a nod to the Super Famicom title, Super Mario RPG – the game Geno originally appeared in.
GoNintendo does a good job explaining what all the fuss is about (below is the original Super Nintendo scene):
“you can see Mario, Bowser, and Genu facing off against the Final Smash of Sephiroth. This image is a direct reference to Super Mario RPG, as it features three characters you can have in your party. Sephiroth’s inclusion is a nod to Culex, a hidden boss in Super Mario RPG that was meant as a nod to the Final Fantasy series.”
Of course, there were mixed responses to the above tweet from Smash Bros. fans:
Regardless of what you might think about this photo, it’s clear Sakurai knows his stuff when it comes to classic game releases. How are you feeling about Geno returning as a Mii Fighter costume? Share your thoughts down below.