This Super Smash Bros. Ultimate newcomer Toad trailer 'leak' is likely all kinds of fake but awesome nonetheless

Toad apparently had second thoughts about his role...

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 3, 2019 at 3:01 p.m. PDT

We're basically just a week away from E3 2019. It's extremely likely that Nintendo will have a character trailer or two to reveal for Super Smash Bros. during their Nintendo Direct program scheduled for June 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Supposedly, a "leaked newcomer video" has surfaced that reveals Toad as the next character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Though it's extremely likely that this trailer is a fake, it's actually really well done.

Ironically, this isn't the first time that Toad was "revealed" as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series. Many years ago, there was a rumor floating around that Toad could be unlocked in Super Smash Bros. Melee by obtaining a perfect score at the credits mini-game found at the end of Classic Mode, Adventure Mode or All-Star Mode.

There were even screenshots that supported this so-called secret. Toad, along with Sonic and Tails, never actually were playable in Melee. To this day, only one of those combatants ended up joining the fight — Sonic the Hedgehog starting in Brawl.

By this point, we've seen individuals or teams of people go to great lengths to make their fake reveals seem more real. Anybody remember the Grinch Leak? This was only confirmed to the masses as being fake after the final Direct for the game was released before the launch date.

There are also clearly some very talented content creators out there as we've seen with the recent fan-made Super Smash Bros. Ultimate miniseries featuring Ness, Mario, Luigi, and Samus. This is likely what the Toad trailer is all about too. Just the work of a talented individual, not Nintendo.

During what is likely a fan-made trailer, we see Samus squaring off with Peach at Isle Delfino from Super Mario Sunshine. More accurately, it seems that Samus is taking target practice at the princess from afar.

Eventually, Samus pulls out the big guns and fires off a fully charged shot that is now heading Peach's way. Toad is ready to diligently sacrifice himself for the sake of the Mushroom Kingdom's princess... or is he?

In a hilarious fashion, Toad decides to "break free" from Peach's moveset and finally become a playable character all on his own. There's definitely a certain charm about this video that really does capture the essence of Masahiro Sakurai, to a certain degree.

Again though, remember that this is very likely to be fake, even if it is unconfirmed. Still, kudos to the original author of this little cinematic.

Source: Reddit via Blocked Content.

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