Yesterday we reported that Nintendo was banning Japanese Super Smash Bros. for 3DS players whom were playing as Peach in the game’s \”For Glory\” mode. The specifically created competitive mode in the latest Smash Bros. games bans all items from play, so when users used Peach’s Down-B Special move called Turnip Pull, which makes Peach pull a turnip out of the ground, they were banned for cheating, despite the fact that any player can do this.
After many players starting receiving timed bans, Nintendo realized their mistake and are starting to work on a patch for the game to fix this, which will likely be a mandatory download when the game releases in North America and Europe. Nintendo’s official statement on the matter apologies for the mistake. Via Kotaku’s translation, the company said \”We are truly sorry for any trouble this has caused players\” and again apologizes for the inconvenience caused to the players.
Fortunately, the bans only last 24 hours, but that’s a long time to dedicated Smash Bros. fans. Please understand, I imagine are the words of Satoru Iwata.
Let’s hope it’s all fixed by the time the game releases in North America and Europe on October 3rd.