OFFICIAL: Super Smash Bros. 4 Information Thread

#1DynasticAnthonyPosted 8/27/2012 9:08:12 PM(edited)
I decided to make this quite early when barely any details have been given but it's enough details for me.

1. The game started development in Febuary 2012.
2. Sakurai would like to bring back retro characters.
3. Namco-Bandai is co-developing the game.
4. Sakurai confirmed this game will not have as many newcomers as some may be expecting.
5. The game is a joint-project between Sora Ltd. and Namco Bandai.
5. For the 3DS version, Sakurai wants it to be more of an "individual" and "customizable" experience where, hypothetically, the player could take a customized character and upload it to the Wii U version
6. Sakurai stated that a Capcom character is not out of the realm.
7. In February 2012, Sakurai commented that, in his brainstorming for the future title, he had been looking over the information on the Smash Bros. Dojo (the official Smash Bros. website) and reflecting on Brawl's development.
8. He later commented that the game will "change directions", and emphasized connectivity between systems again.
9. By June 2012, Sakurai reported that the game's development was in its first steps, and that he intends to bring back old Nintendo characters for it.
10. In August 2012, Sakurai stated that while the addition of third-party characters appealed to fans and broadened the Smash Bros. audience, he recognized the need to narrow down their inclusion since introducing non-Nintendo characters "willy-nilly" would lose focus of the game. He also noted that the game system had been completed. Feeling that the series had found its target audience and introducing gimmicks would hinder rather than help the brand, Sakurai explained that he was thinking of ways to introduce a new, different experience, while retaining the frantic gameplay from previous installments.


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#2LegendofLegaiaPosted 8/27/2012 9:09:02 PM
Haven't you already made one of these before? Or was that a different person?
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#3eellliiootttPosted 8/27/2012 9:09:20 PM
LegendofLegaia posted...
Haven't you already made one of these before? Or was that a different person?


It was someone else
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#4ecylisPosted 8/27/2012 9:11:03 PM
Sorry but this will never be official, even if you just slap official on it.
BRB, making the official speculation topic.
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#5DekuFireMagePosted 8/27/2012 9:12:39 PM
Wow, some of this I actually didn't know about... It's really nice to know all the true info in one place, thanks.

... This could almost have a sticky, and current updates...
#6DynasticAnthony(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2012 9:33:14 PM
ecylis posted...
Sorry but this will never be official, even if you just slap official on it.
BRB, making the official speculation topic.


It could be. You never know.
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#7a_fartn_SpartanPosted 8/27/2012 9:42:18 PM
Yo...I haven't been here in a while. Is this all true? If so, that Capcom rep better be ****-ing Megaman, or someone from the series.
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#8Doug314Posted 8/28/2012 12:12:53 AM
It is true, although not complete. Other things have been said, but most of them are not known to have any significant meaning to us.
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#9DynasticAnthony(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2012 7:22:57 PM
bumpity dumpity.
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#10donkeyhottiePosted 8/28/2012 7:29:27 PM
Thanks for compiling all of this together, I wasn't aware of some of these. Time to madly speculate!
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