Smash Bros. celebrates its 20th anniversary, Sakurai and Nintendo share messages
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Super Smash Bros. is celebrating a big milestone today. As it’s already January 21 in Japan, the series is now twenty years old.
Masahiro Sakurai has been at the helm since the beginning, and had a few words to say about the occasion on Twitter. He passed along the following message:
Sakurai on what the Smash Bros. logo represents
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Have you ever wondered what the Smash Bros. logo represents? During the latest episode of the Yoiko x Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video series, director Masahiro Sakurai commented on that very subject.
According to Sakurai, the intersecting lines are meant to show the “crossover” nature of the series. The circle divided into four sections represents 4-person multiplayer.
Though it’s in Japanese, you can watch the new Yoiko x Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video here.
Sakurai says it’s a miracle each time a Smash Bros. game is created
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In an interview with Game Informer, director Masahiro Sakurai spoke about the miracle that is creating a Super Smash Bros. titles.
Sakurai started out by explaining that these new games can’t be made unless the rights from all I.P. holders are granted. He says that for each installment, “we are walking a fine line.” Sakurai also discussed how the franchise has been able to continue even after he left HAL Laboratory.
Japan users will be able to test out Smash Bros. Switch after E3
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The official Japanese Nintendo Twitter account has tweeted out that after E3, users in Japan will be able to try out the latest Super Smash Bros for Switch at three real-world tournaments on the following dates:
Special thanks to Twitter user @serkantoto for the translation.
Following E3, Nintendo says Japanese users will be able to test Smash Bros on Switch at three real-world tournaments on June 17, 23/24 and July 16 in Makuhari Messe near Tokyo and on July 17 in Osaka. https://t.co/nLToSIqhVZ
— Dr. Serkan Toto (Kantan Games Inc.) (@serkantoto) May 16, 2018
Rumor: Nintendo software engineer indicates Bandai Namco working on Smash Bros. Switch
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Tiago Sonobe worked at Bandai Namco between April 2014 and August 2016 as a software engineer and graphics programmer. That same month, he moved over to Nintendo – also as a software engineer.
Sonobe’s work history is notable due to an apparent tweet which has now been deleted (and his account as well). In his message, Sonobe mentions that he left Bandai Namco before the production on Smash Bros. Switch started. However, he further says he created the rendering engine it’s built on.
Xbox boss still willing to let Banjo appear in Smash Bros.
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Back when Nintendo was producing DLC for Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said he’d like to see Banjo included. Now that Smash Bros. is returning on Switch, fans are once again asking about the possibility of Banjo appearing.
Nothing has changed with Spencer’s mindset over the past few years. When asked if he’s still willing to let Banjo – as well as Kazooie – show up in the new game, he shared a simple “Yep”.
A clearer look at the silhouettes from the Smash Bros. Switch trailer
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At the very end of yesterday’s Smash Bros. Switch reveal trailer, a bunch of characters were pictured, though only as small silhouettes. Twitter user NibrocRock has now cleaned up the image to give us a much better look at who was being teased. You can see the revised version below.
Sakurai confirms he’s working on the newest Smash Bros.
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Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that he will have some involvement in the newest Smash Bros in a tweet. The team is hard at work on the game everyday, nothing too specific though is stated.
— 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) March 8, 2018
Rumor: New speculation about Smash Bros. releasing on Switch this year with new content and reworked Wii U / 3DS content
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Even before we truly knew what Switch was, rumors have persisted about Smash Bros. appearing on the new platform by featuring content from the games on Wii U and 3DS. Speculation has now picked up once again.
Emily Rogers, who has been both spot on and occasionally off the mark with Nintendo rumors, claims that a Smash Bros. games will be announced and released for Switch later this year. Rogers further says that it will include new content as well as re-worked content from the Wii U and 3DS games.
Rogers isn’t sure as to how Nintendo will brand the game. It’s possible that it could be a deluxe edition, some sort of sequel, or a full sequel.
Thanks to LukasManak for the tip.
Bayonetta 2 for Switch has a Smash Bros. Easter egg
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Here’s something pretty neat in Bayonetta 2 on Switch. When you use certain amiibo, the message above appears, which looks like a clear reference to Bayonetta’s appearance in Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS. It is apparently not in the original Wii U version.
The first thought people are having is that the message could be teasing an appearance of Rodin in an upcoming Smash Bros. title. That’s probably looking too much into what’s just an Easter egg, but it can be fun to speculate.