- Nov 4, 2013
I knew that. The bolded part. Me thinking that the remake for Super Mario RPG was to get Geno in a future Smash game, while it was a thought of mine, it was more of a joke if anything. I am already pretty sure the remake was unrelated to Smash, anyway. I did bring up Geno in Smash, but it was kinda more of me talking about the remake, if anything.Alright, this is too far into conspiracy theory territory. They did not remake SMRPG as a longplay to fabricate a justification to put Geno in Smash. Not like they would need such justification anyway if that was the character they actually wanted to put in and promote through Smash (which I really don't think he is, but that's besides the point).
Sure, they probably saw Geno's popularity on the ballot or elsewhere and that could have contributed to the decision to remake SMRPG, but that's it.
Remember SMRPG would still make sense to be remade without a character like Geno being in it at all, as it's a safe, Mario-branded, low-investment remake that fits well helping to bridge the gap to the next hardware. Also remember that promotion of remakes is rarely ever tied to characters in Smash.
This way, they get to throw a bone to Geno fans without having to actually go out of their way like investing a Smash character slot would be, as this is a game that makes just as much sense to be remade with or without Geno in it at all.