First came Wario. Then came Waluigi. Then came… nothing, as an official “anti-Peach” styled like Wario and Waluigi never saw the light of day. Through past interviews, we know that a “Walpeach” was considered for the Mario Tennis titles. However, it was ultimately turned down. Information on this Walpeach was incredibly scarce. It was to the point where we didn’t even know what she was supposed to look like… until now.
Waluigi’s creator, Fumihide Aoki, has recently showed off some scrapped Walpeach concepts on his Instagram account. He provided both a sketch of Walpeach as well as a 3D model of the character. You can check both of them out below:
Notably, it seems Walpeach only became an idea after Waluigi’s success. During development of Mario Power Tennis on the Gamecube, Walpeach received a drawn out concept for how she could’ve been. Aoki states that he found the idea of “kids [using] Wario and Waluigi as minions” to be funny. He also had the idea that Walpeach would be the boss of the two dastardly plumbers. Aoki further adds that she would’ve been a rival of Peach and that she would have quote “a scary personality when she gets angry.” A big source of inspiration for Walpeach according to Aoki was the character Doronjo from the anime Yatterman. Similarly to Walpeach, she’s a bossy (though often clumsy on her own) character that orders around two goofy henchmen.
You can check out the Instagram posts linked above for more insight on Walpeach from Aoki himself.
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Author’s Note: What do you think of the canned Walpeach? Would have liked for her to see the light of day in an official game? Let us know in the comments below!