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Concept images revealed for scrapped Mario Tennis character Wapeach

Posted on December 1, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News


Fumihide Aoki, who was the designer behind Waluigi, today shared concept art and other images of Wapeach, a character who was originally intended to be in Mario Tennis. The shots were posted on social media.

What might be most interesting of all is that the sketches above were actually made during Mario Power Tennis. Wapeach has ties to the original Mario Tennis, but Aoki said she only had a name when the N64 title was being developed and nothing further. He added that he’s unsure why the design was ultimately scrapped.

Here’s a look at some 3D images Aoki posted:

Mario Tennis debuted on the N64 in 2000. It was especially notable as this was the first appearance for Waluigi.

It’s been an interesting week for Nintendo and old concept art coming to light. Yesterday, sketches from Super Mario RPG’s development were posted online including a look at Wario. You can check out all of that right here.

What do you make of Wapeach’s design? Would you have wanted to see her in Mario Tennis? Let us know in the comments.

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