Any time a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character is announced, one of the first things people ask isn’t how the fighter plays. Instead, people demand to know what the ever-gluttonous Kirby will look like once he inhales them and copies the new character’s power. And so, shortly after Minecraft Steve’s Smash Bros. reveal, screenshots of what seemed to be a blocky Kirby started going viral.
Here’s the bad news. It’s not real. The images floating around right now all seem to hail from a two-year-old Wii U mod made by Jory Satana that adds a more pointy version of our puffball to the platform fighter. Already, there’s a comment under the mod posted on Thursday that reads, “well, sakurai did it.”
Despite this sad truth, the internet’s gears are in hyperdrive. Many are expressing love for “Minecraft Kirby,” or drawing up fan art that uses the mod’s art style as inspiration for their depictions. Others are content with just cracking jokes about what Minecraft Kirby will inevitably look like. And some are just riffing off the possibilities of a cuboid friend.
If Kirby eats Minecraft Steve in smash, does he just pic.twitter.com/az6OZUkHmO— Seika (@seikatattoo) October 1, 2020
Congratulations to Steve on getting into Smash! lets get creative!#SmashBros #SmashBrosUltimate #SuperSmashBros #SmashUltimate #SuperSmashBrosUltimate #Minecraft #SmashDirect #Kirby #SteveForSmash #NintendoSwitch #Nintendo pic.twitter.com/yP2vhm50Q3— Archdan (Lonely Roy comic) (@ArchdanMiiverse) October 1, 2020
O kirby quando absorver o steve minecraft pic.twitter.com/3Eo6tlE40Y— rohan (@rohan3dd) October 1, 2020
I rushed to see if I could predict what minecraft kirby would look like before it was shown but i was too late and wrong pic.twitter.com/1e7S3fYnGk— ghostlyRC (@rceezus) October 1, 2020
Kirby when he swallows minecraft steve pic.twitter.com/ozfm17VKDe— Nate Creates (@Artopolis_Zone) October 1, 2020
what will steve kirby look like in the minecraft smash crossover...much to think about pic.twitter.com/975C96o5lw— avian matriarch✨ (@Lordofpigeons) October 1, 2020
MINECRAFT STEVE GETS A WIN— Sace (@isSPEEDYy) October 1, 2020
Kirby's here too! pic.twitter.com/QSbaJSfC5g
Minecraft Kirby must be protected. pic.twitter.com/wLZEmauWi5— ＳＰＡＣＥＣＡＳＥ ６４ (@casey_brinke) October 1, 2020
There’s always the possibility, of course, that the modded Minecraft Kirby turns out to be weirdly prescient about how Nintendo’s official version will end up looking like. If nothing else, I’m sure that the real Minecraft Kirby will be plenty cute, even if he’s exactly the way we imagined he would be.