Sakurai Talks Connecting Smash Bros 3DS and Wii U
Posted by James Newton
New experiences planned
Last week at E3 Satoru Iwata announced that Smash Bros. is coming to Wii U and 3DS, and there was much rejoicing, particularly when Iwata confirmed the two versions would be able to communicate with each other. A new Iwata Asks between the Nintendo President and Smash Bros. head Masuhiro Sakurai has delved a little more into the communication aspects players can expect.
Noting that carrying around a console creates a sense of personal ownership, Sakurai discusses the idea of having custom characters gain experience and level up while on the move, then return to the Wii U to battle on the big screen. Sakurai also praised the Wii U's HD capabilities, promising players 60 frames per second action with plenty of flashy visual effects.
However, for the first time in the series' history, Sakurai is aiming to leave character and gameplay balancing duties to other members of his team. What will this mean for your favourite character? We'll have to wait a few years to find out.