Sakurai has “no plans” for Smash Bros.

Throughout the wave of exciting announcements at this year’s E3 conference, one important title had been left unmentioned. So yes, we had Luigi’s Mansion 2, Resident Evil, Mario Kart, Kid Icarus, Star Fox and even Tekken. But what the crowd really wanted to hear from Nintendo’s president was the announcement of Nintendo’s favourite fighter. And that’s when he dropped the bomb. Not only were we to have one Smash Bros. game – but two! Iwata declared that Smash Bros. was coming to both 3DS and Wii U, which earned a huge round of applause from the audience. Yet, a few weeks on and the series creator Masahiro Sakurai has said that there is actually nothing being currently developed.

“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.”

It looks like Iwata might have taken a rather large gamble announcing the game this early; especially considering it was debatably one of the largest software announcements of the whole conference. Sakurai is currently in the midst of finishing Kid Icarus: Uprising – another huge title for the 3DS to be released later this year. What do you think about this latest news? Was Iwata making a mistake announcing the game before it has even gone through the early development stages? I’m certainly looking forward to a new Smash Bros. game, but don’t want Kid Icarus or either of the forthcoming Smash Bros. games to be rushed because of Iwata’s hastiness. Let us know what you think in the comments section down below.

2 Responses to “Sakurai has “no plans” for Smash Bros.”
  1. Wow this is amazingly bad news. Nintendo may well still have something up their sleeves.


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