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Smash Bros. fans might recall that, for whatever reason, Super Smash Bros. Brawl offered a detailed look at Princess Peach's underpants. That doesn't appear true for the newly released 3DS game.

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As numerous gamers in Japan have pointed out on Japanese forum 2ch, it doesn't seem possible to see, well, up Peach's skirt. Some players will take this as a smart, progressive move on Nintendo's part. Others will lament the loss of fan service. Maybe it's just a sign of the times?

Instead of intricately rendered inner wear, like you'd see in Wii title Super Smash Bros. Brawl when Peach was flipped over or knocked off a platform, in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, the inside of her skirt is cloaked in darkness. The result is legs emerging from a void.

Here is how Nintendo rendered Peach's undergarment in the past for the Wii. Realize that there were different colors.

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And now, apparently, in the latest 3DS Smash Bros.

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Some Smash Bros. owners have noted that there isn't this dark void for Peach's tennis outfit, but they think the rationale is different: a tennis skirt isn't really a skirt and undergarments are not exposed. M'kay!

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Maybe dressing Peach in more sensible fighting wear is a better answer? I can't imagine trying to rumble in a frock. Then again, I've never tried that so what do I know.

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スマブラ3DSのスカートの中が暗黒空間だった件 [2ch]

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