One of the cool features of Super Smash Bros. Brawl was The Subspace Emissary adventure mode. Playing as various characters from the game, players fought through all kinds of levels and challenges, unlocking new characters and cutscenes as they went. Unfortunately, Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai was disappointed with the fact that many people uploaded video footage of The Subspace Emissary online, as he felt it ruined the experiences. As such, Kotaku reports that Sakurai will not be putting a story mode in the upcoming Smash Bros. titles for Wii U and 3DS.
Sakurai discussed the upcoming Smash Bros. titles for Wii U and 3DS in the latest issue of Famitsu. On the topic of cutscenes, Sakurai expressed his disappointment over the experienced being spoiled for many in Brawl, and cited this as a reason why the new games will not include them.
Unfortunately, the movie scenes we worked hard to create were uploaded onto the internet. You can only truly wow a player the first time he sees [a cutscene]. I felt if players saw the cutscenes outside of the game, they would no longer serve as rewards for playing the game, so I’ve decided against having them.
According to Kotaku, Sakurai confirmed that there won’t be a story mode at all, but the quotes provided only specify that there won’t be ‘movie scenes,’ so it’s possible that we’ll still have some sort of secondary mode. In fact, Kotaku reports that the 3DS version will have a feature that will “act as a separate mode from the standard versus play.” Will you be disappointed if there is no story mode in the upcoming Smash Bros. games? What ‘separate mode’ would you like to see on the 3DS version of the game?