Sakurai gives more details on Smash Bros 4

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  1. soulx
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    He explained to IGN that the company was looking into ways that worked specifically with Wii U's new hardware, explaining "The GameCube controller is not the only way to control Smash Bros., so we will look into ways that fits the Wii U."

    Sakurai admits the company needs to adapt to incorporate new controller options, he's adamant the rest of the game doesn't need to change to remain fresh. Having had three very successful entries in the franchise, the Project Sora boss feels the series has found its target audience, meaning introducing gimmicks would hinder rather than help the brand.

    "The game system itself is complete, so we don’t want to make it 3D or introduce complicated controls just for the sake of it," he said. "However, I am thinking of ways we can introduce a slightly different, fun experience all the while keeping the usual frantic game play."

    Sakurai has also said this in terms of third-party characters,

    "I think Snake and Sonic joining were fantastic. It made many fans happy, and it broadened the Smash Bros arena," he said. "However, introducing more non-Nintendo characters willy-nilly will lose the focus of the game, so I also recognise the need to narrow it down."



    http://ca.ign.com/ar...er-smash-bros-4


    It seems that he's keeping Snake, yay! Only third-party character I really want in Smash Bros 4 now is Big Boss. We had Snake Eater 3D on the 3DS so it's possible now!


    Glad that Sakurai doesn't plan on adding gimmicks to the game. Smash Bros formula is already solid.
     
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  2. weavile001

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    i would like if they keep the final smash gimmick.
     
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  4. Guild McCommunist

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    It's basic info on a game that I enjoy. What is there to argue about?

    EDIT: But clearly it's a shameless PASBR clone.
     
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    Final Smash shouldn't go away, it made the game more fun in parties. And for those who are going to bitch about competitive play, options baby.
     
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    I dunno. But these days 'nice 4 page chats' just pop out of nowhere.
    On topic, one or two more third party characters would be cool. Not too many
     
  7. chavosaur

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    Hmm, little by little details. I'm glad they're not about to splash in a whole shit load of new characters. I'd like both smash bros experiences to retain their image
     
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    Sakurai's definition of the word gimmick seems a little to generic imo. Here's hoping the best.
     
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    at least 42 characters,and please keep ike....
    the assist trophy gimmick should be in this game too.
     
  10. TwinRetro

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    Cool! I have already conceded to the fact that I'll most likely buy a Wii U, so this is just one of the games I'm looking forward to.

    I really can't wait until the full roster is out. (Who's in, who's been removed, and who will be newly joining us)
     
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    It can be competitive in either way, with or without the Final Smash.

    I'm hoping for 60(why not?) or alternate characters as alternate costumes.

    I hope they change sonic to sonic colors and add either Spyro or Megaman.
     
  12. Hyro-Sama

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    Where's Yuki? His thread is actually relevant now instead of being a just shit fangasm thread.


    @[member='soulx']: The Boss > Big Boss
     
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    real spoilers in here

    Not exactly considering the Final Smash makes whoever has it OP for a little while.
     
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    Eliminate MetaKnight, and we have a deal.
     
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    Spyro most likely not, but if there's going to be any Megaman, I would want it to be an 8-bit game and watch-esque version, complete with the 2-3 frames per move, and once you smash someone off-screen, you get a version of their powers.
     
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    I want 8 bit costume options in general...
     
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  17. KingVamp

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    Then do your best to not let the other person get it or dodge it.

    Speaking of Final Smash, they can put that on the screen, so you may be able to hold on it a bit longer
    while you fight to get a good place to release it. :unsure:


    True. Would be pretty sweet. Though, I kind of sounds like a limited version of Kirby power.

    edit: Not to say that I play without items sometimes.
     
  18. soulx
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    You can't exactly ensure that. Randomly appearing items aren't favoured by people that play competitively.

    There's a reason people who play competitively don't use items.
     
  19. TwinRetro

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    Besides the fact that it's a quasi-fighting game, I really don't see why it's played competitively. I mean, I react to this game being played competitively the same way I would if I heard that there were international Mario Party tourneys. With quizzical contempt, and amused befuddlement.
     
  20. Skixy

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    Away from you.
    It would be pretty cool if they added non-nintendo characters *cough* sora *cough..