Akin to how motion control isn’t integrated in Wii’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the next Super Smash Bros. games won’t incorporate touch controls. Even though they’re being developed for devices that feature touch-screen controllers, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS won’t use touch screen controls.
“You can think of situations where, if you implemented touch controls on Wii U, then the GamePad player would have advantages over other players,” series producer Masahiro Sakurai told IGN’s Rich George. “We want to balance evenly across Wii U and the 3DS versions, so there’s a balance issue there, which means you would have to avoid using touch screen controls.”
“Back on Brawl, there was the possibility of incorporating motion control with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers,” continued Sakurai. “Our priority has always been to allow players to use the controller they want to use. Having that balance amongst the different controllers is very important. We want to give each player the control experience they want while keeping gameplay balance.”