The following is coming from Masahiro Sakurai’s Twitter account:
- announcements like Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS would usually be accompanied by a trailer, but the team wanted to keep gamers patient while waiting for E3
- this is why they put out just a limited announcement
- Sakurai says E3 will come with a much better announcement
- the plan is to show off both the Wii U and 3DS versions at E3
So, they plan on showing off both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. at E3 2013. Maybe we will even get some new details about the game or even some new character announcements. We will just have to wait and see.
Satoru Iwata revealed during a recent Nintendo Direct presentation that they are going to be revealed the first screenshots for the upcoming Nintendo Wii U and 3DS installment of Super Smash Bros. at E3 2013.
Katsuhiro Harada, the producer of Tekken, stated the below about the Tekken teams involvement in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U:
“Sakurai is directing. We’ll be providing our expertise when asked, but it’s not like we’ll (the Tekken Team) be making the game.”
Harada shoots down worries that Namco Bandai is going to mess up Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS by saying that the Tekken team isn’t in control on the game. They aren’t “making the game” as Harada says. If Sakurai needs some help, he will ask for their “expertise” and then make the final decision since he is the game’s director.
Masahiro Sakurai has revealed at the CEDEC that returning characters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles for the 3DS and Wii U will feature new moves. Nothing big here in terms of news for Smash Bros., but now we know returning characters are getting some new move sets.
Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada has shared his thoughts on why he thinks Nintendo chose Namco Bandai to help work on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the 3DS and Wii U. Here is what Harada said:
“I think Nintendo chose us just because Smash Brothers is a fighting game. We have over 17 years of continuously developing titles in our franchise [Tekken], I think they felt we were a choice for that. Also, we’ve continually developed a very good relationship with Nintendo. Maybe not necessarily in the public spotlight but kind of behind the scenes. We have established a very good working relationship with them. Not just Nintendo, but as a company, we have a very good relationship with Sakurai-san at Sora as well. I think that we are in very good position to make a great game for the Smash Brothers series.”
Having a company that has been working on the Tekken fighting series for 17 years sounds like a good reason to have them hop on board for the development of the next Super Smash Bros. titles. We will just have to wait and see how this partnership pans out!
Masahiro Sakurai talked about the controls, game mechanics, and cameos in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the 3DS and Wii U:
“The GameCube controller is not the only way to control Smash Bros., so we will look into ways that fits the Wii U.”
“The game system itself is complete, so we don’t want to make it 3D or introduce complicated controls just for the sake of it. However, I am thinking of ways we can introduce a slightly different, fun experience all the while keeping the usual frantic game play.”
“I think Snake and Sonic joining were fantastic. 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.”
We will just have to wait and see what they come up with for control options on the Wii U. You could just use a Wii U Pro Controller. We may also see some new third-party characters make it into the roster of characters, but expect just a couple.
Kingdom of Tales interviewed Tales producer Makoto Yoshizumi and asked him about the possible appearance of characters for the Tales series showing up in Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U. Here is what he said:
It is a difficult question, maybe if we pray hard to put a character in Tales of Smash Bros., then it will happen! * Laughs * Anyway Higuchi-san really wants, but that will depend Sakurai-san. But for now, it is too early to tell.
It is a possibility that Tales characters will appear in the next Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and 3DS, but it is ultimately Sakurai’s decision about whether or not to include them. Yoshizumi also brought out that it just couldn’t be any character from the Tales series but instead be characters from Tales games that were on Nintendo consoles.
A rumor has pop up concerning the next Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS. An anonymous source told ZeldaInformer that the 3DS Smash Bros. title will be called Super Smash Bros. Memories and will feature retro characters like Donkey Kong Jr., and Pac-Man. On the other hand, the Wii U version will feature modern characters. The 3DS and Wii U Super Smash Bros. games won’t be identical, but is this the type of idea Sakurai is thinking about?
Katsuhiro Harada stated the below about how he is going to be involved in the development process of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS:
“Although we’ll help provide support on technology and other things involved creating the game, I’m currently very focused on the Tekken series. Some people might say online that I’m going to be involved in the development process or not but that shouldn’t really be an issue because the game design is going to be handled [by] Masahiro Sakurai. So I don’t understand why there would be any worries there.”
Harada is stating here that there is really no need to worry about Namco Bandai entering in with the development of Super Smash Bros. since Masahiro Sakurai is still in charge of the game’s design. If Namco Bandai has an idea for the game that they want to implement then I think they would have to go through him to approve it.
Masahiro Sakurai decided to tweet the above photo of a drawing about Super Smash Bros. along with the words:
“This is what our staff drew on the white board. It’s good!”
Nothing big in terms of announcements or details pertaining to the game, but it is something that could get you excited for the next Super Smash Bros. What is Sakurai and Namco Bandai going to implement into the next Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and 3DS?