Ever since Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference, gamers have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of even the slightest bit of news pertaining to the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros.. Since the games were announced, details have been extremely scarce, and the only official information to come from the Big N is that Namco Bandai will have a hand in the games’ development process.
Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai is still behind the helm of both projects, and he wants to ensure that speculation doesn’t get too blown out of proportion by the community. Instead, Sakurai plans on “making you wait for it,” according to his latest article in Famitsu magazine. He’s even going so far as to take a hiatus from Twitter in order to stay off gamers’ radars for the time being.
“To put it succinctly, I’ll need to have you guys wait a while longer. I hardly ever write anything on Twitter any longer, and that’s because I think right now is the time to stop tweeting and start putting in a real effort here. If I could put it a really harsh way, I think it’d be better if I could be forgotten by gamers for a while.”
“I don’t like it when a tweet or whatever leads to needless speculation getting spread around. For example, when I tweet about playing some game, some people immediately get the idea that that character is in the new Smash Bros. Then people fan the flames on it, people start to think it’s really true, people get angry about it. Nobody benefits.”
While the development process for Smash Bros. is well underway, it’s far from being anywhere close to finished, so it makes sense that Sakurai wouldn’t want to accidentally lead on gamers who’ve already been waiting on additional details for well over a year.
“Instead of talking about what Smash Bros. will be like, I’m just going to say ‘I’m making you wait for it!’ and keep going along. I want to put my all into a full-on launch that really makes that wait worth it.”
Despite a lack of official Smash news, the anxious community will continue to speculate, and that’s all it really can do at this point in time. More details regarding Super Smash Bros. 4 likely won’t be arriving until E3 2013, and even then it’s unlikely that the game will be arriving anytime soon. Regardless, the Wii U and 3DS both provide unique development challenges for Sakurai and his team, and it sounds like the finished product will be well worth the wait.
Are you amped to learn more about the next Smash? When do you think Super Smash Bros. will arrive on the Wii U and 3DS?
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