When New Super Mario Bros. Wii releases next month, players will not be able to assume the role of the blonde-haired Princess Peach.
When asked about Peach’s incorporation in the new Mario game, Shigeru Miyamoto, legendary Nintendo game designer, skirted the issue and said it was a “matter of additional programming.” And not the “You’d be able to see up her skirt!”response we were hoping for.
Here’s the full transcript of what the man said.
“I thought it’d be nice to have her as a playable character, but the toad characters had a similar physique to a Mario character than Peach does. And if one of the four had a dress, we’d have to come up with a special programming to handle how the skirt is handled in the gameplay, and that’s really the only reason why Peach isn’t playable (laughs). Of course If we had Wario in there we’d have to program a way to make him fart. (laughs)”