Masahiro Sakurai “aiming to make Super Smash Bro’s best character game in the world”
Posted on August 14, 2014 by Kirara Koneko(@KiraraKoneko) in Interviews, News
In a recent interview with gamestm, Masahiro Sakurai speaks to his passion for his upcoming title Super Smash Bro’s for Wii U and 3DS.
“It really is a miracle,” beams an ebullient Sakurai to the gathered room of journalists. “[We have] four of the most famous characters in the video game industry on the same screen battling each other. The only game that makes this possible is Super Smash Bros.”
“And, just between you and me,” he adds, leaning towards the crowd as if to whisper in the ear of each participant, “I’m aiming to make this the number one character game in the world.”
In the interview he even takes a moment talk about the importance for creating a “party game”, as well as ensuring that there is a proper balance between attracting newcomers and veteran Smash players alike.
“One of the goals we’ve set for ourselves is ‘This is a party game’,” reveals Sakurai. “We want a lot of people to pick up and play – that’s one reason why we have the For Fun/For Glory mode separation this time around.
“I think with Brawl, if people hadn’t played the series before and this was their first Smash, there was a lot that appealed to them, but the Smash veterans didn’t see it as their cup of tea,” concludes Sakurai. “One thing as a developer I have to keep in mind is that it’s not enough to make a game that will satisfy our core fanbase. We have to reach out and appeal to new players. Finding that sweet spot is always difficult.”
I for one cant wait to SMASH. How will you SMASH?