Sakurai: Mewtwo’s New Form May be Playable in Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has been very tight-lipped throughout the entire development process of the new titles for Wii U and 3DS. The games were officially unveiled during Nintendo’s E3 direct, and a total of three new characters (Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Mega Man) have been confirmed for the game. According to a report from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Developer Roundtable at E3, Sakurai had a rare moment of openness in which he hinted at a new look for an old character.

Psychic Pokémon Mewtwo was a fan favorite in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but he was replaced with Lucario in Brawl. Now that Mewtwo is returning in a new form for Pokémon X and Y, Nintendo World Report’s Justin Berube decided to ask Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara and Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda about the chances of Mewtwo’s new form appearing in the new Smash Bros. Games.

Berube reports that Ishihara and Masuda appeared surprised and hesitated before answering that they have no new information to offer regarding Mewtwo’s new form or its potential appearance at other games. Sakurai himself happened to be in the crowd during this Roundtable, and he reportedly shouted out “We are thinking about it.”

Would you like to see the return of Mewtwo to Smash Bros.? If so, would you prefer he appear in his original form, new form, or both? I’d personally enjoy seeing both forms playable in some way or another – perhaps he switches forms during his Final Smash, much like Samus – with different styles and movesets between the two.

Source: Nintendo World Report