Next Smash Bros. in “first step of the process”, Sakurai worried about long wait
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Nintendo won’t be unveiling the next Smash Bros. games for awhile. A trailer could be shown at next year’s E3, but it’s way too soon to be thinking about that.
The slow progress on the next Smash Bros. titles stems from the fact that they were announced before development even started. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai had been hard at work on Kid Icarus: Uprising until just a few months ago. Uprising shipped at the end of March, so Sakurai can now focus his entire attention on Smash Bros.
It sounds like a small amount of progress has been made over the past couple of months, as he told Nintendo Power that those involved with the project have “just taken what you could call the first step of the process.” Sakurai additionally expressed some concern “that players will be forced to wait even longer than they expect to” due to the nature of the initial announcement.
“We’ve just taken what you could call the first step of the process. This is the first time I’ve ever had my next project announced before it’s even entered development, and because of that, I fear that players will be forced to wait even longer than they expect to. Please be patient.”
The next Super Smash Bros. games, whenever they’re ready, will be released on the Wii U and 3DS. Sakurai has hinted that the connection between the two versions will be a significant feature.