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Super Smash Bros. 4 Details Revealed

In an interview with gaming website IGN, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has spoken about staying away from unnecessary features and too many non-Nintendo characters, feeling that the latter will take away from the core focus of the game.

Speaking about how the ‘game system’ itself is essentially complete, Sakurai wishes to avoid 3D support or complicated control methods for the sake of it. Sakurai is, however, looking into ways SSB4 can support a, “slightly different, fun experience all the while keeping the usual frantic game play.”

Sakurai has also shot down the notion of more cameo characters in SSB4, along the lines of Snake and Sonic on the Wii’s Brawl. “I think Snake and Sonic joining were fantastic,” he added. “It made many fans happy, and it broadened the Smash Bros arena. However, introducing more non-Nintendo characters willy-nilly will lose the focus of the game, so I also recognise the need to narrow it down.” However, that’s not to say an extra one or two characters from different franchises might make their way into the game. Capcom’s Ryu and Mega Man, anyone?

Super Smash Bros. 4 will hopefully be out next year, on both the 3DS and Wii U.

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Ben Robinson
Based in the South West of WA. I enjoy most genres and platforms of games, but my favourites are platformers and the Super NES, respectively. I also indulge in reading of DC/Marvel comics and fantasy literature, as well as PC building. I work as an accountant but manage to be an interesting person as well!
3 Comments
  • August 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Well I’m glad to hear this, I was a bit scared when Namco started helping that we might get a Tekken fighter or something. I’d be okay with Megaman or Simon Belmont, since they have good grounding on older Nintendo systems. Other than that, hopefully some new mechanics to change things up but the Smash Bros. we all love is what I want. A bit faster than Brawl as well IMO.

  • Jabjabs
    August 10, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Yeah I’m pretty sure everyone wants Megaman in there. I mean the NES was practically his home for years, same with almost all Nontendo hardware, so there is a strong link there.

  • OzHuski
    August 10, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Jabjabs is right – Megaman has to be in there. Only other one I’d really accept is Simon Belmont. I’m hoping in focusing in he core gameplay he doesn’t leave out the collectibles. I loved all the extra music and playing to find it in brawl.

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