Big changes coming to the newest intallment of “Super Smash Bros.”

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Now that the development for Kid Icarus: Uprising ifnished, Project Sora is focusing largely on the next pair of Super Smash Bros. games for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.  Details have been extremely scare since the games were announced at E3 2011; the only thing that is confirmed is that the portable and the console versions of the games wlil interact with eachother in some sort of fashion.  Gamers everywhere are craving more deatils for the upcoming title and today, we received just that.

Masahiro Sakurai, the brilliant mastermind behind Super Smash Bros. will be making a few changes to the standard formula.  According to a recent interview with IGN, Sakurai explains why some changes need to happen and his logic behind them.  Expanding the game (be it with more characters, stages, items, etc.) eventually just brings developers to a standstill, and results in more of the same product instead of a more refined and entertaining experience.

“There is a certain dead end we come to if we just expand the volume of the game. I intend to change direction a little as we go. The key to that’s going to be its dual support for 3DS/Wii U.”

Huge changes are in store for the next Super Smash Bros. games, aside from new characters and stages, it is safe to assume that the largest change will be brought with the ability to link the handheld dedition with the console one. Sakurai describes this ability as the “central axis” in which the game itself will play out, and that news can come across as either exciting or mildly concerning for long-time fans of the series.

“I’m really just getting started on this so it’s going to take time, but I’ll come up with something that uses that link as the game’s central axis, so I hope you’re looking forward to it.”

It’s unlikely that an official reveal for either Super Smash Bros. will be appearing anytime soon – so don’t hold your breath in anticipation of a reveal at E3 2012. With development just starting up, it’ll be a few years before we see the games in action, but the fact that the roster is being finalized as this is being read is reason enough to get excited

 

 

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