Look, we get it, Bowser's latest appearance in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is almost as cool as Luigi's new lederhosen outfit, but we're here to set the record straight on some misinformation that's been flooding social media.
On the day Nintendo launched its recent Bowser's Fury trailer, showing off a giant, genuinely scary Bowser who seemed intent on burning Mario and his own son to a crisp, mumblings surrounding this new Bowser form's name started to circulate. It's hard to pinpoint where it all started, but one thing led to another, and suddenly popular Twitter accounts started to share the 'fact' that in Japan, this new Bowser was officially called 'God Slayer Bowser'.
As it happens, despite many assuming these tweets to be true, the name has never been mentioned by Nintendo to the best of our knowledge and appears to either be a mistranslation or a full-on hoax. It does sound pretty awesome, we'll admit, but we find it highly unlikely that Nintendo would ever adopt such a phrase for one of its characters.
For the record, in all communication we've received from Nintendo, the new Bowser form is simply referred to as 'Fury Bowser', and this appears to be correct for the Japanese version, too.
Either way, Fury Bowser still looks pretty smokin'. In more ways than one.
this new design of Bowser is amazing.
Fury Bowser over Furry Bowser any day...
(No I'm not acknowledging Cat Bowser)
God slayer Bowser sounds so epic though...
He would team up perfectly with Demise from Skyward Sword!
God Slayer Bowser is so badas tho
If Plessie doesn't go Giga, it's a huge opportunity missed.
I will refer to them as Super Saiyan Mario and Anti-Frieza Bowser.
You know, him being all fire and stuff. Antifreeze. And Frieza from...
I'll walk myself out.
Giga Waluigi passed over yet again....
I'm not the only one who sees Surt from SMT right
Man, wish they would make a full fledged Mario game with Fury Bowser... his design is simply epic!
Ironically, I've yet to see him referred to as such, but it's the second dedicated post I see online that josses the notion. Where did I break 2021 continuity? 😅
He's still God Slayer Bowser in my heart
The New Pokémon look amazing!!! Especially Drednaw
I vote for “The Bowsest”.
I am still calling him "Baby Yoda"
The problem with God Slayer Bowser is, where does he go from here? It's surely his ultimate form, yet Mario is going to take him down dressed as a cat.
@OorWullie It's like dragon ball, it's never his final form.
Fury sounds too much like furry. Awful
Anywho. Looks like Giga Bowser is going to kick the bucket next Smash outing
The new Bowser is pretty much Godzilla in Super Saiyan God. And Mario is a furry Super Saiyan who had a mushroom overdose.
Next thing you know, people will be calling him Dark Beast Bowser based on those BotW edits
Yeah, modern Nintendo would very unlikely have such a name for any Super Mario Bros. characters, unless the game were a crossover with a franchise that does routinely have characters with names of that nature. It actually doesn't fit, really. It sounds too medieval.
Did anyone else think of the climax from the original God of War when they saw this or was that just me? I imagine this will be a bit less gory, but you never know.
@MattMcMuscles made the joke and people ran with it.
I <3 <3 <3 <3 Browsy :3
Surely he’s called ‘Fury King Kooper’ in Japan? Or do they call him Bowser there as well now?
There is nothing "cool" about where blasphemers are going. 😈
@Inaroomalone : Nope. Still Koopa. They're not going to change the original name after 35 years for the sake of uniformity with the English-speaking world.
Mega giga ultra fury death slayer bowser?
@Falien that made me chuckle 😂
@Silly_G and this as well 😂
Bowser LVL 54
Cat slayer bowser..! Mammaaa miaaa.
That mario is super saiyan 🤣
I want fury bowser as an amiibo
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