Mario's Alternate Smash Bros. Costume Is... Patriotic

Super Mario: plumber... doctor... patriot.

This is the mustachioed hero's alternate costume for the new Super Smash Bros.—as revealed this morning on the official Smash Twitter account—and it's totally amazing. As Kotaku reader Vitas points out, it's inspired by the costume in NES Open Tournament Golf.

The real question is, why didn't they release this on July 4?

(h/t Vitas)