Sakurai: Future Smash Bros Games Won’t Have as Many fighters as Ultimate
There can be no doubt that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting title with more collaborations between the different iconic series of the video game industry, as it has brought franchises at rest and characters from rival companies. Because of this it is normal to think that this installment will be the definitive Super Smash Bros. game for a long time. Someone who thinks so is its creator, Masahiro Sakurai, because he believes that such ambition will hardly be replicated in new iterations.
In his Famitsu column (via Video Games Chronicle), the legendary Japanese creative mentioned that there is no way that future Smash Bros games will have as many fighters as Ultimate. “By having every veteran fighter, and by having a number of collaborations with various games in Spirits mode and countless songs, Smash Ultimate is the ultimate collaboration title. This kind of game is definitely unprecedented,” Sakurai says.
In addition, the developer thinks that no other game in the series will replicate what was achieved in the Nintendo Switch game. “If Smash Bros. continues in the future, then there’s no way this many fighters and series can be represented again. There are still requests from all over the world for new fighters in Smash,” said Sakurai.
According to the translation of the Twitter user PushDustIn and nokoloc, contrary to what many think, Nintendo is the one who decides which characters would be part of the DLC, but it is Sakurai and his team who have the last word about the possibility of including it in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, according to Sakurai.
To give you an idea of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dimension, we will tell you that the base game included 76 fighters (counting the Pokémon Trainer as 3 individual fighters and considering the 7 Echo Fighters). Then the Piranha Plant, Joker, Hero and Banjoo and Kazooie joined. Terry Bogard will arrive soon and one more will arrive in 2020. But they are also preparing new characters, so we cannot say with certainty how many fighters the final squad will have, although a previous count indicates that they would be about 100 playable characters.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate debuted in December last year exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
What do you think of Sakurai’s statements? What do you think of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate collaborations? Would you like to see a new Smash with an equal or broader catalog of characters in the distant future? Tell us in the comments below.