Recently Communications, Marketing and Partnerships head at Nintendo Canada, Matt Ryan, stated that Rayman would be a featured character in the new Super Smash Bros. Have a look at the specific incident here:
Naturally the internet was ablaze that such a slipup was made and the announcement had both positive and negative feedback.
Nintendo of Canada have come out and mentioned that Rayman will indeed feature in the new Smash Bros. but as a Trophy rather than a playable character.
“In the recent interview in Canada about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Rayman was mentioned, and this was referring to the previously announced Rayman trophy in the game.”
What do you think? Would you want to play as Rayman or does the new Smash Bros already have enough 3rd party characters?