Super Smash Bros. Melee is the second installment in the Super Smash Bros. series released in 2001/2002 for the Nintendo GameCube. It has no actual Animal Crossing characters playable, but features some Animal Crossing trophies.
The game is notable in that its international release was well ahead of both global editions of Animal Crossing. Mr. Resetti, Tom Nook, and K.K. Slider are featured as trophies in this game. Further hints that the localization was still underway are:
- The game is only referred to as "Future Release".
- The presence of the Dōbutsu no Mori character models. Tom Nook's apron still displays the Japanese character ten (店) that was replaced for all future iterations of the series with a leaf, while Mr. Resetti is wearing only the simple white shirt unlike the overalls he would later acquire.
- K.K. Slider is still listed by his Japanese name of Totakeke. While he does introduce himself as Totakeke in the eventual English release, he also tells the player he goes by "K.K. Slider" as a performer and the name is otherwise not mentioned in another English-language entries in the series.
|#||Name||Image||First Game / Move||Description|
|267||Tom Nook||Future Release||This guy's the friendly neighborhood shopkeeper who kindly helps the player set up their first house. He has a nose for business, and his customer service is second to none. During the course of the game, his store starts as a corner shop, expands to become a convenience store, and finally becomes a thriving supermarket.|
|268||Totakeke||Future Release||A wandering musician whose daily life is a bit of a mystery. He plays in front of the train station every Saturday night starting at 8.00 p.m. He has a large repertoire and plays both old and new hits from all over the world. His music is so ingrained in the villagers that it's impossible to imagine them living without it.|
|269||Mr. Resetti||Future Release||Prepare to receive a really long talking-to if you reset this game: the next time you play, Mr. Resetti will be waiting to deliver his best scolding. No matter what your intentions are, pressing the RESET Button will bring you face-to-face with this fervent character. Sometimes the only way to shut him up is to apologize.|
|The Animal Crossing Series|