Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 00:58 BST
Smash Bros. Wii U: Sakurai wants to make gamers wait for it
Super Smash Bros. Wii U will be worth waiting for, according to series creator Masahiro Sakurai. The developer has spoken about the game’s development in his latest Famitsu column. Get the details below.
In his column, the developer said of the project, “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.
Sakurai – who is currently in a self-imposed Twitter hiatus over speculation surrounding his tweets – added, “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.
“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.”
The game was announced at E3 2011 in passing during Nintendo’s initial Wii U reveal and all talk of it has lay dormant for a while. Regardless, we do know that Namco Bandai are involved in some development capacity. It looks like we’ll have a while longer to wait before learning more about it.