Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has announced that he is going to spend less time on Twitter engaging with fans, and will instead concentrate his time on getting Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS developed. Sakurai says that while engaging with the fans is good, he finds that too many people speculate about the next Smash Bros whenever he mentions something irrelevant from the franchise. Here’s some of Sakurai’s thoughts.
“I don’t like it when a tweet or whatever leads to needless speculation getting spread around. For example, when I tweet about playing some game, some people immediately get the idea that that character is in the new Smash Bros. Then people fan the flames on it, people start to think it’s really true, people get angry about it. Nobody benefits.”
“I got asked once by a student ‘Is Fox really strong in Smash Bros. Brawl because you like Star Fox?’ Absolutely not. I don’t balance things based on that. These are very important titles that the creators and fans are leaving to me. In the worldwide online rankings, Fox’s winning record is right in the middle of all the characters. The idea with him was a character that suicided often, but made up for it with other skills, but I guess that prominence gave him this image of being really powerful.”
“Instead of talking about what Smash Bros. will be like. I’m just going to say ‘I’m making you wait for it!’ and keep going along. I want to put my all into a full-on launch that really makes that wait worth it.”