During this year’s E3 Masahiro Sakurai said that the story mode found in the next Super Smash wouldn’t be the Subspace Emissary storyline found in Brawl, though there would be a single-player campaign. Now, in his bi-weekly column in Famitsu magazine, he’s thoroughly ruled out the inclusion of a story mode due to particular cutscenes being uploaded onto the internet. In his own words, he said:
“Unfortunately, the movie scenes we worked hard to create were uploaded onto the internet. You can only truly wow a player the first time he sees [a cutscene]. I felt if players saw the cutscenes outside of the game, they would no longer serve as rewards for playing the game, so I’ve decided against having them.”
However, there’s always a silver lining to every project, so this time around Sakurai and his team have focussed on introductory sequences for the new characters – Mega Man, Wii Fit Trainer and the Animal Crossing villager – and has also expressed such interest in creating videos for subsequent characters in the roster. Sakurai also mentioned that there would be an addition to the 3DS version that would “act as a separate mode from the standard versus play.” Let us know what your thoughts are on this issue; did you like Subspace Emissary in Brawl and are disappointed there won’t be another story-driven campaign, or do you prefer the exclusion of it?
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