In a recent interview with Japanese publication Nintendo Dream, Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has talked about the inclusion of Greninja in the latest entry of the fast paced brawler. Sakurai also confessed that although he says he will never make another Super Smash Bros game he’s always tempted back. Here’s what he had to say to the magazine.
ND: When not you are not developing and there is a new title or character released, you are not thinking about “How about that one in the next Smash Bros?”, right?
MS: Absolutely not! I’m always thinking that doing Smash Bros. again will be impossible. Impossible, impossible…is what I always think, but I ended up making it again (laughs). But once I decide to do it, I’m very fast about creating moves and such. For example Greninja, even before his name was decided I received several illustrations. I took them home in the evening and around midnight I had already done all his actions, normal moves, special moves and pose-pictures and sent them around asking “What do you think?”.
ND: That’s incredible speed! By the way, when deciding on which characters to use, are you looking into unreleased new games?
MS: At the very beginning I did that. This time our project-proposal is dated May 2012, at that time all characters were decided already. Then as production moves on we will say “We won’t put that chracter in” and cut out low-priority-characters.