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No, I'm not making this up. When I first heard that you play as Mario, Luigi, and two Toads in the multiplayer of the new Mario game, I questioned the lack of Princess Peach for only a moment before concluding that it simply didn't fit the epically complex story for her to be playable. It never occurred to me that it might be a programming issue.

Granted, based on what Miyamoto said in the article and the reality that skirts have been programmed into games before (and with Princess Peach, no less), I suspect it has more to do with Peach's height than her skirt that she's not playable. The Toads may be shorter than Mario and Luigi, but their hats are huge and help level the playing field. Peach would either need to shrink or have clipping issues to be equal to the others.

Nonetheless, Miyamoto mentioned skirts, and Susan has a history with skirts. Mario combined with angry Susan and dressing up my characters as a result of an actual statement by Shigeru Miyamoto? How could I resist?

I was actually looking forward to posting this comic on the same day the new game comes out, as new games are often available on Tuesdays and EGS:NP is currently on a Tues/Thurs schedule. But no, it comes out on the 15th, which is a Sunday. Foiled again!

Tags: Grace, Sarah, Susan, fantasy, Video Games

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