It’s been an exciting week for those who enjoy gaming announcements, and it’s been a particularly exciting week for those who enjoy gaming announcements pertaining to any of Nintendo’s numerous properties. Not only were fans treated to the confirmation of a Wind Waker remake on the Wii U, but the Big N also confirmed that gamers could look forward to some official information on the next Super Smash Bros. during its press conference at E3 2013. What was somewhat concerning about this announcement, however, was that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata only confirmed that there would be screenshots of the game revealed.
Super Smash Bros. franchise director and creator Masahiro Sakurai took to Twitter to clarify what fans should expect during this year’s big gaming showcase in L.A., and promised that both the Wii U and 3DS versions would be in attendance at Nintendo’s E3 2013 press conference. Furthermore, Sakurai alluded to more than just screenshots being revealed, promising eager fans that his team will “release something better” than just visuals.
“Wii U and 3DS versions — I would like to show you both. Other games have had visuals shown, but you still have to wait for Smash Bros. But we’ll be able to release something better.”
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what this “something better” is, but it’s a sign that Sakurai plans on showcasing a little more than just a handful of screenshots during Ninty’s big event. A trailer would certainly be a preferred method of revealing the games, and the possibility of a Super Smash beta released on Wii U eShop is the stuff dreams are made of, but at this point any information or visuals would be more than welcomed.
Masahiro has stressed how important it is for fans to wait for news on Super Smash Bros. 4 in the past, and he seems confident that the games’ big reveals will live up to the immense hype that the Smash community has been building for both the handheld and console iterations.
It’s been a very long since Nintendo originally announced that Super Smash Bros. would be coming to the Wii U and 3DS, and in a few months it’ll finally be ready to show them off. With fans across the world anxious for any information on the titles at all, it’ll be interesting to see if the games stack up to everyone’s immense expectations — especially since Namco Bandai is heavily involved with the titles’ development.
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