Sometimes a leak is a leak, and sometimes a “leak” is just one guy with a YouTube channel and a lot of time in Adobe Premiere. In the case of a Rayman Smash Bros. DLC leak it’s the latter. A relatively small YouTube channel that goes by Artsy Omni recently posted a video showing how he managed to trick a huge chunk of the Smash Bros. community and the Internet in general.
Omni, or someone else who also knew of the fake, took the smart route of “leaking” the images on NeoGAF and 4chan before leaking a video shortly after. This follows the same route that the legitimate leak of Duck Hunt Dog and others took when they were rumored to be a part of Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS before it released. He also took the time to add in an altereted portrait of Mewtwo, the only confirmed DLC coming to the game. Not only did he add the Pokemon into his video, but he also modified a portrait so no one could simply Google Mewtwo and find the image that was used (like we did in Star Wars Episode VII trailer debunking).
Nintendo has already stated that Mewtwo is the last planned DLC for the game, but that didn’t stop the Internet from going crazy over it for the past few days. Rumors of the leak made it all the way to Kotaku, Destructoid and other large publication sites.
These type of leaks happen with every Smash Bros. game, but this is one of the first times that a supposed leaker showed how he actually did it. Even if you’re not interested in the hoopla created from the faked images and videos, it’s a really great tutorial showing several techniques within Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere.
Sure, this is going to piss off a lot of the Internet, but as someone who is a fan of following fake leaks and hoaxes… A+, Mr. Omni.