Waluigi time?

The character line-up in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS has been shaping up nicely so far. There are both classic and modern characters such Mario and the recently revealed Diddy Kong, thrown in with the Wii Fit Trainer and Villager from Animal Crossing.

What about the outcasts, though? You know, some of the more wicked characters in the Nintendo universe. Could the latest entry in the Smash series do with a bit more playable — and maybe even purple — attitude?

Well, too bad. Game director Masahiro Sakurai has posted a screenshot and a few words on Miiverse crushing the possibility of the lanky Waluigi being a playable character in the new roster. The post confirmed Waluigi will be returning to the Smash franchise as an Assist Trophy, but nothing more.

Once again, Waluigi’s Assist Trophy joins the collection!! …Which also means he’s not a playable character. Just because you try hard doesn't mean you'll make it into the battle.

Let us know in the comments how you feel about Waluigi reappearing in the form of an Assist Trophy, or if you feel he deserves a bit more love from Nintendo...perhaps like the attention his rival Luigi got last year?

[source miiverse.nintendo.net]