SSB screenshots: Samus’ Light Suit is almost overshadowed by Mario’s newfound patriotism

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai redoubled his efforts for today’s Miiverse pic of the day, revealing two new alternate costumes for the brawler’s upcoming reincarnation.   

“The character farther in the back isn’t from the Imperial forces,” Sakurai said, “and the character in the front is not the infamous drum-playing puppet in Osaka. No, Mario is actually wearing an outfit from Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course! NES Open Tournament might be a more familiar title.”

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

For comparison: Samus' Light Suit as it originally appeared in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (image via Metroid Wikia)

Sakurai is the director of the game, so I suppose we’ll have to trust the source of Mario’s new digs. But if you ask me, this is what they were going for:

Uncle Sam

[via Destructoid, Uncle Sam image via Spider-bob