Sakurai thought about bringing Smash Bros. to Nintendo handhelds previously

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9 months ago by (@NE_Brian)

Even though Super Smash Bros. has been around since the N64 era, Nintendo is just now bringing the franchise to a portable. In addition to Wii U, a unique version of the series’ next entry will be released for the 3DS.

But has creator Masahiro Sakurai considered making Smash Bros. for a Nintendo handheld in the past? As it turns out, the answer is yes.

Sakurai told GamesTM this month that he “thought about it”, but “we purely didn’t have the opportunity, it just never came up.” He also explained that it may not have been possible to realize Smash Bros. on any Nintendo handheld before the GBA.

“It’s not that I haven’t wanted to – I thought about it, I did. To be honest, we purely didn’t have the opportunity, it just never came up. And also, to speak freely, if you look at a handheld device preceding anything before the GBA, I don’t know that it would have the capabilities to fully realize Smash Bros.”

Thanks to joclo for sending this information our way.

  • TheGreatWormSpirit

    Well there were two Jump Stars games Nintendo helped publish on the Nintendo DS.

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