Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that not all the characters that were playable in previous Smash Bros games will be making a return to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. Sakurai says that this is purely because there just isn’t enough time to recreate them all. He concluded by saying that he will put in all the characters he can, but he understands that some fans will be disappointed at not being able to play as their favourite character.
“I can answer that: no. We don’t have the time to fully recreate every single character who’s been in Smash Bros at this point.”
“Adding new characters is not a simple addition – it’s really multiplication. The amount of work, adding a character is multiplied and becomes bigger and bigger as you go. We can’t because of the amount of work it takes. However, I do believe I understand that each character has its own set of fans out there who really like that character.”
“So we’re not going to cut characters out of the way, we’re going to put in as many characters as we can, we really want to do that, because it’s good for the fans and good for all of us. But in the event that we do have to cut some characters, I’d like to apologise in advance to those fans.”
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