The new Super Smash Bros. title was shown off during the E3 Nintendo Direct and news has been trickling through ever since.
So far we know there will be a few new challengers, with Wii Fit Trainer, The Villager and Mega Man joining the fray, the Wii U and 3DS versions will have different stages, which unfortunately will stop cross-platform play from becoming a reality, and the game is set to strike a balance between hardcore and casual.
One element of the game that was prominent in Super Smash Bros. Brawl was the Subspace Emissary, a single player campaign which saw you beat your way through several levels and included some impressive movies of the many mascots on their intertwined adventure.
Speaking to Polygon, the game's director Masahiro Sakurai said there will indeed be a single player campaign in the upcoming release but it won't be like the Subspace Emissary mode found in Brawl. Of course, the movies will be making a return but Sakurai said he's doing things a little differently this time round:
One thing we can do with the Smash Bros. series that’s unique to us - because we have all these different disparate characters brought together - is we can create that sort of fan-movie experience as a special gift. But now those things are posted on the internet, it doesn’t really become a gift for people who played the game.
What we decided this time around, we’re just going to have [those movies unlocked] from the beginning. We’re going to have a movie for Wii Fit Trainer, The Villager and Mega Man and they’ll be viewable right at the beginning, you can watch those right away.
Of course, with it being 2013 the inclusion of downloadable content is always a hot topic, especially with a game like Smash Bros., where new stages and characters could be a possibilty. Sakurai said there are currently no plans for any DLC as there will be enough content from the beginning. However, it could yet be considered, but it will only be integrated if it adds something to the experience.
There’s no fundamental opposition to downloadable content if it’s something that felt like it worked. We haven’t really decided whether we’re going to do it or not. We’re not opposed to it, we just need to work on completing the full package.
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