One of the most anticipated Nintendo releases hopefully coming this year is the new entry of the Smash Bros series: the fighting game created by Masahiro Sakurai includes most of Nintendo’s most loved characters as well as characters from other companies like Sonic The Hedgehog and even Solid Snake.
A new game is currently in development with the help of Namco Bandai: details are almost non existent on the game. Sakurai says that the team will show something once there’s something good to show.
During the last days Sakurai has spent some time playing the online mode for Super Smash Brawl and found himself disappointed: he noticed how players hardly went on the attack and most were just waiting for the opponents to attack. The lack of items also disappointed the producer, making him think that it’s not the way Super Smash Bros should be.
His recent experience will have some consequences in the online mode for the next Smash Bros game: the team has learned a lot from Brawl’s development and they will changing things up to make multiplayer modes more interesting to play. Still, he found Brawl’s multiplayer mode an accomplishment for what they could do at the time: they weren’t able to do more because the system the game was on didn’t allow for more, but things are definitely changing for the upcoming game.
It’s really a good thing that Sakurai is taking his time with the new Smash Bros game and that he’s learning from the mistakes he and his team made in the past.
The new Super Smash Bros games is currently being developed for Wii U and 3DS.