Smash Bros. sequel is a long way off
During Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference, what got me excited the most was when Nintendo President Satoru Iwata teased that we'd be getting 2 Super Smash Bros. games. A sequel to Brawl that would be on the Wii's successor, the Wii U and a portable Smash Bros. on Nintendo's new handheld, the 3DS. But when series creator Masahiro Sakurai basically said "Wtf?" to Iwata's tease and admitting that HAL Labs currently has no plans on making a sequel anytime soon, my heart was crushed.
Talking to NowGamer, Sakurai explained that he's focusing on releasing his upcoming 3DS title, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and has yet to decide how to best utilize the Wii U's controller for the as of yet unnamed sequel to 2008's Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
"I will think about this once Kid Icarus is complete, but as it is a game of a competitive nature, I do not think that any one person should have an advantage."
Of Brawl, Sakurai says that
"there are many things that can be improved upon" and that we should set our expectations for the forthcoming game "once you see how well-made Kid Icarus is".
The main draw to Smash Bros. is the expansive roster. Having multiple Nintendo characters from different games duking it out to see who is the best and seeing their abilities from their games adopted into a fighting game was fun. But with the inclusion of characters outside the Nintendo universe, fans are desperate to know who gets added in next. Almost every major Nintendo character is already in it and Nintendo doesn't seem to be bring out a lot of fresh faces recently.
"that is completely undecided,but it is true that Nintendo has not created many new characters lately."