Sakurai Yet to Start Work on Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Years and years away

Satoru Iwata's promise that we'll see Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS drew some of the biggest cheers of E3 2011, but series overseer Masuhiro Sakurai wasn't cheering: he's not even started work on the project yet.

Still hard at work finishing Kid Icarus: Uprising, Sakurai didn't sound altogether happy about Iwata's on-stage announcement in a recent Famitsu column (via IGN):

We've got no plans whatsoever. We've got two new games out in the open when there's no extra time to work with them at all. It makes me cringe, and I'm not sure it's the smartest thing to make gamers wait for several years, but the early announcement was made chiefly in order to attract new team members.

Sakurai even states there's not even a design document in place for the game, suggesting he hasn't even decided himself what will go into the next entry in the fan favourite fighting franchise, which puts the game a matter of years away. Don't start holding your breath just yet.

[via News: New Smash Bros. Announced for Wii U and 3DS]

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