More Details On Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. Possibilities

During Nintendo's E3 conference, Satoru Iwata teased the possibilities of dual Smash Bros. development on the Wii U and the 3DS - and the possibilities of having the two work together in different ways. Now, in the latest Iwata Asks, both Iwata and Smash Bros. developer Masahiro Sakurai discuss the possibilites...

We're still waiting on the official English translation of the interview, but Andriasang has taken the time to go through the interview, and has revealed a few details on the future of the Smash Bros. franchise.

- Smash Bros. on both the Wii U and 3DS, will be Sakurai and Project Sora's next title after the completion of Kid Icarus: Uprising - Sakurai doesn't want the game to be a mere extension of previous Smash Bros. titles. - Sakurai hopes to create a more personal experience with the 3DS version of Smash Bros, and has the idea of building up a profile on the 3DS that can be transferred to the Wii U version. - Sakurai believes that the Wii U version will be able to support 60 frames per second visuals, dynamic effects and smooth animations. - Sakurai expects that the 3DS version will offer a more innovative, slightly less traditional version of Smash Bros.

You can read Andriasang's more extensive look at the interview here, and we'll update you guys as soon as the official english translation goes live.

Iwata Asks About Smash Bros. [Andriasang]


    Smash Bros man...I was punching the air when Iwata mentioned it at the conference. Still play Brawl with my friend just about every week!

    DS has jump ultimate stars, which is effectively the anime version of smash bros. Pity no one ever translated it due to the fact the licensing for each anime in the US would be crazy hard to get rights for.

    Sakurai expects that the 3DS version will offer a more innovative, slightly less traditional version of Smash Bros.


      I'm with this guys regarding Team Sora's announcement.

      When they announce a 3DS version of Smash Bros I want just that. They should be following Capcom's example after how great Super Street Fighter 3DS was.

    It will be great to have a new Smash Bros. Will be interesting to see how they utilise the touch screen on the Wii U controller.

    I've got the feeling they're not gonna have enough time to make it a launch title, but as long as they don't rush it and release a buggy game I'll be happy.

    Gragh, this is THE ONLY thing which makes me want a 3DS, now. But it's such a powerful pull...


    Apparently neither 3DS or Wii U versions have started production at all, so expect a long wait. And then add another 6 months or so for Australian release. Because it's Nintendo.

    Taken this together with Ubisoft's announcement I think we can almost discard the fear of "no launch titles" for the Wu.

    The one thing that remains is the "no innovation" complaints from some ppl. If, and this is a big if, Nintendo can use existing technology and make it better (much better hopefully), than this is innovation as well, my beloved fellow gamers.

    I wanted Wii-DS connectivity for the last game, specifically that Picto-Chat level, you can actually draw the battlefield on the DS.

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