Waluigi too creepy for Mario Kart 7?
I think anybody would agree that Waluigi is pretty much the creepiest guy in the whole Mushroom Kingdom. Hell, ever since that guy hit the scene even Wario and Birdo are looked upon as normal, classic Mario characters. Waluigi's creep factor may in fact have been high enough for him to be left out ofMario Kart 7.
The game's director Kosuke Yabuki has recently commented on why the purple plumber didn't make the cut in Nintendo's latest racing romp. He said that they definitely wanted to include new characters and that they had to scrap a few older ones because of it. But why was Waluigi booted off the team? Well...because of "the game's charm."
The Japanese phrasing is a bit vague, but apparently the addition of Waluigi would have detracted from the game's charm somehow. But if you just take one look at the guy, that's pretty much obvious. Waa!
(The above picture is taken from Brawl in the Family, one of the best gaming-themed webcomics out there, drawn by Matthew Taranto. Definitely check it out if you haven't already.)