After the shocking announcement at the end of latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct of King K. Rool’s inclusion, people have been finally able to get their claws on Smash Bros. Fighter 67.
King K. Rool made his gaming debut in 1994’s Donkey Kong Country and, using many aliases, continued to be the series main villain until DK64. More recently King K. Rool has taken a backseat and barely appears in the latest entries to the DKC franchise, instead, being replaced as the funky gorilla’s antagonist by Lord Fredrik (I smell echo fighter!) and Tiki Tong (Assist Trophy material for sure).
Updates on the production of the tyrannical lizard king have emerged in the August 2018 issue of Famitsu in an interview with Master Hand himself Sakurai, and have been translated by Nico Thaxton on behalf of Nintendo Everything. Sakurai has stated that:
“when choosing what characters WOULD MAKE THE CUT they used the infamous character survey from Smash Wii-U and 3DS as a reference, King K. Rool was found to be one of the most popular characters in the survey leading to his inclusion in Smash Bros. Ultimate.”
Not too much was mentioned about the monarch’s fighting style merely that it was based on the fact that “he stands upright”. No more talk of being too big!
You can check out the translation of the interview from Nintendo Everything here, and check out the big croc beating on my man, Snake in the video below.
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