The Smash Bros. blog updated again today as promised (and if you haven't been reading it, you really should), and today's character profile is the star of Kid Icarus himself, Pit. Pit was revealed as a newcomer to the Super Smash Bros. Brawl world last year at E3, but his character design has changed just a little since then. Specifically, his face has been softened and made a bit more - oh, how do I say it? - girly, following in the proud tradition of anime-inspired characters that can look downright androgynous at times (seriously, Final Fantasy, what the hell is your deal?). Since Pit is an old-timer coming back after over fifteen years of sitting on the bench, my first thought was that newer gamers who may not know Pit's heroic background could well mistake him for a girl. But that's silly talk, right? Then I went over to AMN and saw this on our front page:
Pit's a guy! A guy! Not since Samus Aran was assumed to be a man under that power suit has a gaming character suffered such an indignant insult. I went ahead and corrected the mistake, plus I'm sentencing whomever made the original error to play Kid Icarus all the way to the end of the game to see where damsel-in-distress Patulena turns Pit into a manly man. No, not like that. Get your mind out of the gutter.