why do they keep the roster a secret?

#11kukingina2(Topic Creator)Posted 6/19/2013 3:41:40 PM
ShadowPhoenix81 posted...
kukingina2 posted...
Nerwrax15 posted...
don't worry, we'll know the entire roster before the game drops


people didn't know about toon link or ROB until the game came out


Not true. Someone leaked it about a week or two before, if I remember correctly.


it was leaked AFTER the japanese brawl came out so thats not counted
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#12lanmannaPosted 6/19/2013 3:46:14 PM
Why would they show all their cards? No one does that.
#13undisputed2386Posted 6/19/2013 3:46:22 PM
Because Sakurai has always wanted it to be a surprise.

The original game for the N64 was designed the same way, so why change now? It builds up hype for the game and when it finally gets released, people are hungry to play so they can unlock everything.

The day that copies of SSBU get leaked out to people is the day I stop posting here until the games official release because I enjoy being surprised.
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#14jayman7Posted 6/19/2013 3:51:23 PM(edited)
kukingina2 posted...
ShadowPhoenix81 posted...
kukingina2 posted...
Nerwrax15 posted...
don't worry, we'll know the entire roster before the game drops


people didn't know about toon link or ROB until the game came out


Not true. Someone leaked it about a week or two before, if I remember correctly.


it was leaked AFTER the japanese brawl came out so thats not counted


No, it was before. I remember pretty clearly.

Not incredibly long before - a week or two as ShadowPhoenix said - but still before.

On the other hand,

undisputed2386 posted...
The original game for the N64 was designed the same way,


The N64 release of Super Smash Bros. wasn't hyped at all, because the designers thought it would be a niche game. They thought it wouldn't even sell outside Japan. Obviously, they were wrong.

For Melee, however, they revealed the entire nonsecret playable cast up front the E3 where they revealed the game (well, they revealed Sheik rather than Zelda proper, but still.) The secret characters were still hidden, but yeah. Secret.
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#15MileRunPosted 6/19/2013 3:54:38 PM
There's a guy somewhere down in the depths of Tartarus who can see apples on a tree and not grab them, and who can see pristine water in a lake but not drink it. He also knows the full roster to SSB4, but he can't play it for a year and a half either.

Do you want to be that guy?
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#16fawfulmark2Posted 6/19/2013 3:57:50 PM
Smash_Arc posted...
The_Smash posted...
1. It probably hasn't been finalized yet.

2. (And more importantly) So they can slowly unveil new characters to build steady hype for the game.


They arent generating hype. They're causing chaos


.....and the Smash series thrives on chaos.
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#17GreatJallopiPosted 6/19/2013 3:58:14 PM
For the record, the roster leaked LONG before release, and was infamously known around the board as "The 35 roster", because we all expected so much more than 35, and saw it as an unrealistic worst case scenario.
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#18BlulightningPosted 6/19/2013 4:07:03 PM
It's true... Brawl's roster was indeed leaked early.

The entire Brawl roster was leaked about a week before the Japanese release date:
http://nintendoeverything.com/521/complete-super-smash-bros-brawl-roster-revealed/

By whoever this user was:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VxrQiCz4_o

Although, at the time no one was 100% sure that the "leak" was real up until the actual release.
Furthermore, a leak for the last game does not necessarily mean a leak for this game. You shouldn't just "expect" a leak to occur.
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#19DeZA_DeePosted 6/19/2013 4:09:38 PM
sakurai is evil. even hitler wouldnt hide his roster from us.
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