Remember how awesome it was when a new Smash Bros. was announced not only for the Wii U but also for the 3DS? Turns out Sakurai, the man behind the series, has no plans for that whatsoever.
“We’ve got no plans whatsoever — we’ve got two new games out in the open when there’s no extra time to work with them at all. It makes me cringe, and I’m not sure it’s the smartest thing to make gamers wait for several years, but the early announcement was made chiefly in order to attract new team members.” is what he tells Famitsu magazine.
What a shock! The possibly biggest game announcement in Nintendo’s E3 press conference turns out to be wrong?
He has even more to say though:
“Project Sora had intended to make a 3DS Smash Bros. once it had finished up a game on the system and had gotten used to the hardware’s feature set. With the advent of the Wii U, though, we had a choice to make. Iwata asked us if we wanted to make the next Smash Bros. on the Wii U or 3DS, and my thought was that we had to go on both platforms.”
So what do we know now? We won’t be seeing a new Smash Bros. for a long, long time but the series coming to 2 platforms remains true. What a weird scenario.