Super Smash Bros. supremo Masahiro Sakurai's recent comments regarding the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game have caused a little concern amongst fans. Speaking a few weeks ago about adding more cameos to the game, he said: "Introducing more non-Nintendo characters willy-nilly will lose the focus of the game, so I also recognise the need to narrow it down."

While this shouldn't be confused with a blanket ban on new fighters, it did make it seem as if Sakuari — who also presided over the amazing Kid Icarus: Uprising on 3DS — is keen to keep the core roster static.

However, in his recent talk at the CEDEC Developers Conference in Yokohama, Sakurai let slip that the two new instalments will indeed benefit from some fresh talent. "It's fun making new skills for new characters," he mused in a comment related directly to the forthcoming 3DS and Wii U titles.

Phew, eh?