From time to time, news emerges that is not really news, but is so buried in time and so hidden among the news of their moment that they go unnoticed until someone digs them up. This is the case of this news, which has not really been known now, but rather came to light in an interview with the magazine Nintendo Dream in Japan, around the year 2008. And we are finding out now, basically, because a user of social networks has now translated various fragments. Did you know that we were close to having one? princess walupeach…but that Miyamoto dismissed it instantly?
The reason why Miyamoto discarded Walupeach
Twitter user gosokyuu It has been the “culprit” that this story reaches our ears. The interviewee and in charge of revealing it, Shugo Takahashi, co-founder of Camelot, the company in charge of several Mario sports titles and also the creator of Waluigi. In his mind there was the idea of creating a counterpart for Princess Peach, with the provisional name Walupeach, but Miyamoto, upon hearing the idea, instantly vetoed it. The reason? He was afraid that he would look too much like Doronjo, a character from a Japanese anime with an aspect that is, let’s say, too suggestive for the tone that titles in the Mario saga usually have.
Takahashi also acknowledges that while Walupeach’s initial desEsports Extrasresembled that of a fallen angel or demon, it was not inspired by Doronjo and did not even resemble her. Nevertheless, Mario’s father’s word was law within the big N, and if it didn’t pass its filter, it simply didn’t exist. Navi, the fairy from Zelda: Ocarina of Time, came close to suffering the same fate. A different case was that of Wario, of which, also thanks to an interview by Nintendo Dream in 2008, we know that it was never shown to Miyamoto during the development of Super Mario Land 2. Would Walupeach have existed if Takahashi had done the same with she? Unfortunately, we will never know.