New Super Smash Bros. Unlikely To Feature New Characters
By George Denison on July 3rd, 2012 (14 comments)
Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Super Smash Bros, has said that the character roster of the series has "probably already reached the limit of what's feasible," in an interview with Nintendo Power (via Nintendo Everything).
Discussing the new Super Smash Bros, he said:
It isn’t a matter of ‘if the next game has 50 characters, that’ll be enough.’ There is a certain charm to games that have huge casts of playable characters, but they tend to have issues with game balance and it becomes very difficult to fine-tune each character and have them all feel distinctive…. In terms of quantity, we’ve probably already reached the limit of what’s feasible. I think a change of direction may be what’s needed.
This is good news for people like me who were irked by the obvious clone characters in Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl. Also, the more focus they can put on balancing, the better. I grew up playing Smash Bros. Melee with a group of friends who would all be either Marth, Fox, or Captain Falcon every single time, and would dupe new players into thinking Pichu was the best character and then thrash them so hard they never wanted to play the game again.
Plus, they would always choose the Hyrule Temple stage. Ah, what fond, horrible memories.
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