Many fans were disappointed that Geno was not included in Super Smash Bros. after it was teased during Nintendo Direct and ended up just being a Mii fighter costume. Not only were those people disappointing, their own project director was as well.
In a recent interview with Nintendo Dream, Super Smash Bros. Project Director Masahiro Sakurai thought Geno would have been a perfect fit for the game and wanted him featured in the game as well. Stating..
“He has a gun for a hand, and I think he fits in really well with Smash. During Brawl, I thought it would be great if I could add him, but in the end it didn’t become a reality. He’s very popular. When talking about older characters, Geno always gets a lot of requests.He didn’t appear as a fighter, but I was able to achieve something kind of close to that as a Mii Costume.”