Poor old Masahiro Sakurai. No sooner does he finish his latest title Kid Icarus Uprising for the 3DS that millions of fans start to press him on his next venture Super Smash Bros. With focus now shifting to the Wii U and 3DS version Sakurai has now started to divulge a little more information on the sequels.
Talking with IGN Sakurai emphasised the fact he didn’t simply want to create a game that offered more stages and characters and instead wanted to offer something unique perhaps around cross-platform communication between 3DS and Wii U. In n e-mail interview the developer responded “As you noted, there is a certain dead end we come to if we just expand the volume of the game.” He added, “I intend to change direction a little as we go.” How is this though? He did offer some indication, “The key to that’s going to be its dual support for 3DS/Wii U.”
Smash Bros ‘Next’ was announced at last year’s E3 conference and since then has seen little to no mention at all. Hopefully with work beginning on the next entry in the series, we’ll see more updates soon. Maybe something similar to the Smash Bros Dojo website Brawl had?
Sakurai finished the interview by saying “I hope you’re looking forward to it.” Seems like an obvious answer but I’m pretty sure Nintendo fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating any shred of Smash Bros goodness they can get their hands on. I for one am looking forward to it.