Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS won’t include too many third party characters. Sakurai says that the inclusion of Mega Man into the game should really be treated as a special case. He then went on to say that due to certain limitations with the Nintendo 3DS they have been forced into a situation were they may have to reduce some of the characters to a certain degree.
“I’m really sorry. If I were to answer that question, I’d get in a lot of trouble in a lot of different ways, so I can’t answer. (laughter) But I think I can say generally that there won’t be a trend of adding a lot of third-party characters. You can sort of think of Mega Man as being the special case.”
“The reality of the situation unfortunately is that there are certain limitations on the 3DS, so we’re forced into a situation where we may need to reduce some characters to a certain degree, but we’re really working hard to include as many characters as possible.”