The new Super Smash Bros. games for 3DS and Wii U were officially announced at E3, and we know that there will be some differences between the two. The 3DS version will feature cell-shaded graphics and unique stages, but what about character rosters? Will there be exclusive characters on each platform?
NowGamer got the chance to talk with Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai, and they questioned him about the possibility of differing rosters on the two versions.
Fundamentally we’re going to have the same characters on both systems. If there was a character you couldn’t play on Wii U but you could play on 3DS, or vice versa, that’s rough for consumers. So we want players to be able to have the same character experiences on both devices.
It’s great to see Sakurai thinking about the players and putting their needs first. Nintendo won’t use character differences to try and convince people to buy both versions of the game; they want you to have access to all of your favorite characters regardless of what version you pick up. That said, hopefully there will still be enough differences in content (aside from the ability to play the 3DS version on the go) to make both versions worth the purchase.