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Random: Former Nintendo employee admits he was ‘really worried’ about Waluigi’s cheeky illustrations being leaked

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Purple Nintendo mischievous Waluigi made some saucy scenes last May when a new render of him holding a rose went viral online. This same render was first shown during an episode of Nintendo Minute, and it looks like it actually caused some drama in the office even before the video was released.

During the Q&A in the latest issue Keith and Krista podcast, former Nintendo employee Keith revealed how he was actually “very worried” about showing this render on Nintendo Minute. There’s no real backstory as to where exactly it came from, but it’s official – and Keith was worried that the production team might have accidentally leaked something really important or violated the embargo.

Here is our transcript:

“So we made a video… about the Nintendo Switch. [Lite]… there was a new color scheme – and the question of whether it was blue or purple caused a lot of controversy … so we did a kind of color test with a lot of different things, and I remember one of the people who edits the video said: “Oh our design team says they have this new image of Waluigi that they were just waiting to come out so we should use it” and we are like “Yeah that sounds great and when they edited the video and while we were watching the cuts i thought ‘it’s really unusual that they just have this new art’… it’s like they always have a plan, it’s happening here, it’s a date and i think that doesn’t sound right. And I started to get really worried that we were making a terrible mistake… and that we were going to sort of leak or, you know, violate some kind of embargo on this piece of art, so I was really preparing for that when this episode aired. . “..It’s just a random…updated render of the main characters”

Krista, on the other hand, didn’t really care because it was about Waluigi. So, that’s all – this render came as a surprise even to employees of the American office of Nintendo. What do you think of this unique Waluigi piece? Leave a comment below.




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