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With Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury now available, fans of the Wii U original and newcomers alike have been enjoying the new content that the Nintendo Switch upgrade has to offer. Going by a recent datamine of the game, it seems Nintendo may have also had plans for a playable character at some stage in development.

The discovery was made by Twitter user Nickolox, who found a voice line and over 200 animations for the character Toadette.



As for that dialogue, Nickolox managed to load it through the game’s character selection screen.



While it’s possible that a playable Toadette was scrapped, there’s always the possibility that future DLC will allow her to join Mario’s feline-friendly adventure.




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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!