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Captain Falcon's voice clips have all been recycled in the Super Smash Bros. series from the Nintendo 64 version according to Masahiro Sakurai

Also the voice actor for Dragon Ball's Vegeta

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 24, 2020 at 12:59 p.m. PDT • Comments: 13

Min Min will be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster in just five days on June 29, 2020. As it has been typical with new character reveals for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Min Min's trailer ended up keeping fans on the edge of their seats with its flashy sequences.

Captain Falcon and Kirby were also seen enjoying Min Min's legendary ramen bowls during the official unveiling. While Kirby consumed his meal in one gulp — bowl and all — thanks to his gluttonous nature, Captain Falcon could be heard wolfing down his ramen bowl but comparably at a more normalized pacing.

Towards the end of the "Mr. Sakurai presents an ARMS fighter" Nintendo stream, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that the development team invited Ryō Horikawa, the voice actor for Captain Falcon in the Super Smash Bros. series, to do voice work for that one specific scene.

"We made the new fighter video, in which Captain Falcon is slurping a bowl of ramen," stated Sakurai. "For just that one specific scene, we invited the voice of Captain Falcon, Mr. Ryō Horikawa, to join us."

Fans of the Dragon Ball series might recognize Ryō Horikawa's voice. "Mr. Horikawa is a very famous voice actor who also voices Vegeta in the Dragon Ball series in Japan," said Sakurai.

Of course, it's important to not take this as some sort of hint that Goku will be joining the roster. Masahiro Sakurai has been adamant that characters like Goku and Iron Man will probably never be playable in an official Super Smash Bros. game, likely since they didn't originate from video games.

"Since the Nintendo 64 version, we've done many voice recordings for the Super Smash Bros. series," continued Sakurai. "However, Captain Falcon is the only voice we haven't done new recordings for. Except fighters like Yoshi, for which we use pre-recorded assets, of course."

"It was a very fun voice over session. He mentioned that he still occasionally receives requests from fans, such as 'Captain Falcon. Please do a Falcon Punch.'"

Of course, Final Smashes have been a mechanic in Super Smash Bros. since the series' third iteration, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. During Captain Falcon's Final Smash, he yells out "Come on, Blue Falcon."

"If we're using the same Captain Falcon voice from the Nintendo 64 version, some of you may be wondering where the 'Come on, Blue Falcon' line for the Final Smash came from," said Sakurai. "That wasn't in the Nintendo 64 version."

"Truth be told, we were actually thinking of incorporating Final Smashes into the Nintendo 64 version during the game's development. We gave up on that idea. But then, for the third installment of Super Smash Bros., we finally implemented that feature."

This was briefly touched upon in the Iwata Asks interviews with the late Satoru Iwata back during the days of Brawl's development.

"Actually, I thought of using the Smash Ball since the very first Nintendo 64 version of the game," explained Sakurai. "There are characters in the new series whose voices are the same as the ones we recorded for the Nintendo 64 Smash Bros. There are recordings we made for Final Smashes at that recording that are being used unaltered in the current Smash Bros. Brawl."

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