While Pikmin 3‘s Alph made it into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as an alternate costume for Olimar, it turns out the character’s inclusion was initially conceptualized as a full-blown, stand-alone clone of the veteran Pikmin fighter. Discovered in one of the design documents of Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai, Source Gaming reports that Sakurai’s wording indicates a distinction between what Alph materialized as (a pallet swap) and what he was planned to be at the time (a model swap; a clone of Olimar). Follow the link in the source for a full translation of Sakurai’s notes.

Source: Source Gaming

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