May 21st, 2012, 01:44 Posted By: wraggster
We don't know much about the next Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, but we know it's in the works.
A new Smash Bros was first confirmed in at E3 last year, where Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata told E3 attendees that because the Sora development team was so involved in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Read between the lines and he's essentially admitted they haven't got a clue what the game will entail and desperately needed something to keep the hardcore Ninty fans from rioting.
Sakurai later admitted 'shouldn't have been publicly announced' because development hasn't even started and won't do until Kid Icarus Uprising is complete. Now that franchise creator Masahiro Sakurai has kicked Kid Icarus: Uprising out the door and said he's not interested in sequel he's likely turning his attention to Nintendo's all-star brawler.
So, we thought we'd pitch in with a few of our own ideas in the hopes of speeding the development process up, and because Nintendo we know Nintendo will definitely read this and definitely listen to everything we have to say....
[h=4]IDENTITY[/h]Smash Bros, by its very nature, is a bit of a hodge-podge of all things Nintendo. For many this mish-mashing of content is what attracts them to the series, but in recent years the charm has started to wear a bit thin.Maybe it's because we're old and cynical but these days we're having trouble ignoring the fact that Nintendo is essentially just dumping a buttload of assets into one place and then retooling it all to accommodate four characters beating the snot out of each other.
It's undeniably awesome, but we think it could be so much better if Nintendo put in the time and effort to create a uniform aesthetic and re-imagine all the characters for the next game. We're a little bit bored of seeing the same Mario, Link and Captain Falcon model, albeit with better textures. We'd rather see a whole new take on Hyrule Temple, instead of the same one dusted off and cleaned up yet again.
Characters like Toon Link and Mr. Game and Watch, which have their own unique visual style will certainly be tricky to reinvent but we have faith in Nintendo et al.
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