'Super Smash Bros' Wii U will have new direction, smaller roster

Super Smash Bros. will take the series in a new direction, instead of greatly expanding the character roster, it has been revealed.

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live2play4098d ago

-__- they didnt say LESS
they just said increasing the roster is not so important

mike1up4098d ago (Edited 4098d ago )


Although, to be fair, Sakurai did say that huge rosters complicate character "fine-tuning" and create balance issues.

...I hate to admit it, but I think that Sakurai will ultimately shrink the roster. It appears to be the classic "quality vs. quantity" struggle.

HalfNerdHalfAmazing4098d ago

All I care about is gameplay not how many characters will make the roster

metroid324098d ago

well he does balance the game well beyond anyrthing else out there i know that and gameplay is what Ninty have always done 1st and foremost then graphics.

Jirachi4098d ago

Yay? I don't mind a slight new play style but smaller roster?no thanks the smaller the roster the less chance we'll see a new comer we want...

Jadedz4098d ago

Less characters, a more robust feature set of combating attacks, mii supported, with a "create-a-move-set" mode, enabled.

Mii supported characters, would be a huge positive for me.

Jirachi4097d ago (Edited 4097d ago )

@jadedz While i like the idea of making a custommoveset using mi just ain't the same as using the actual character


Mortal Kombat hits 80 million sales, here's how it stacks up against competition

NetherRealm confirms its Mortal Kombat franchise has sold over 80 million copies in the last 30 years, and here's how it competes against other fighters.

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Kakashi Hatake126d ago

Don't care what anyone says, Smash isn't a traditional fighting game. May as well call Powerstone and Playstation All Stars fighting games. They're more of an arena fighter /party game.

NotoriousWhiz126d ago

You don't have to care what anyone says. It's not a traditional fighting game. But it is a fighting game.

gerbintosh125d ago

Not according to the creator, Sakurai. Link below


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CrimsonWing69126d ago (Edited 126d ago )

I mean what makes them an arena fighter than say something like Tekken? Because there’s platforms?

NatsuXTheMaxspeed21126d ago

because theres a bunch of pokeballs and other random stupid stuff on stage that you can use at your advantage and flying ultra super power ball that you got to chase on the stage to get your ougi LMAO.

CrimsonWing69126d ago


I mean what it sounds like is they took a fighting game and “added” unique mechanics to it to me.

When I think arena game I think of things like Spawn: In the Demon’s Hand or Virtual-On.

Smash to me is a fighting game, they have fighting game tournaments for it. It just doesn’t jive with me to call it “not a fighting game” because you have poke-balls and platforms or because it has 4 players at once duking it out.

Power Stone I’d consider a fighting game as well. Hell, if you google what it is everyone calls these games “fighting games”. So yea, they’re fighting games…

Immagaiden126d ago

What’s next, you gonna say Mario Kart isn’t a racing game?

NatsuXTheMaxspeed21126d ago

oh its a racer but its not a realistic one like GT or Forza. only kids check for mario kart and smash .

Immagaiden126d ago

I didn’t say it was realistic. I said racing game. Does Burnout not being realistic make it not a racing game?

What does a demographic have to do with a genre? Do kids playing CoD make it any less an FPS? You see how ridiculous bringing up that subject is?

repsahj125d ago

"Only kids and kids at heart check for mario kart and smash".


FallenAngel1984125d ago (Edited 125d ago )

Nobody said it was a traditional fighter. Everyone acknowledges it as a platform fighter

PSASBR & Power Stone are fighting games, the former being a platform fighter and the latter an arena fighter

gleepot125d ago

You're correct, it isn't traditional. It's a fighting game though.

repsahj125d ago

Because if cute and lovable characters are fighting it's not a fighting game? XD As long there's a versus fighting, it is a fighting game.

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MrNinosan126d ago

Including Smash Bros in a list of fighting games, is like including GTA in Racing games.

NotoriousWhiz126d ago

I hate to break it to you but smash bros has fighting game tournaments so it qualifies.

MrNinosan126d ago

"and here's how it competes against other fighters"

No, Mortal Kombat doesn't compete with games like Smash Bros? It's a different genre for a different audience.

NatsuXTheMaxspeed21126d ago

Anybody can host a tournament in their garage it doesnt mean it qualifies.

NotoriousWhiz126d ago

I'm going to assume you're not part of the FGC. However, I am, and I can tell you that there is a ton of overlap between people who play smash competitively and those who play other fighting games competitively.

Now for casuals, there is a lot less overlap between the two for sure.

PapaBop126d ago

While technically true, Leffen comes to mind, FGC and Smash community have always had a rocky relationship.

Thundercat77126d ago

And yet, If Smash Bros was over 80 million, you wouldn't be complaining. On the contrary, you would be bragging about it.

Immagaiden126d ago

Bad comparison. You do a LOT of things in GTA outside of a car while fighting is what you’re mainly doing in SSB