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The new Super Smash Bros teased for Nintendo's next console, the Wii U, won't boast a massive roster of playable characters. Brawl, the Wii version of Super Smash Bros, featured 35 characters, many of which had similar fight styles. Masahiro Sakurai, the lead director of the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros, has announced his plans for the game's roster.
"It isn’t a matter of ‘if the next game has 50 characters, that’ll be enough.’ There is a certain charm to games that have huge casts of playable characters, but they tend to have issues with game balance and it becomes very difficult to fine-tune each character and have them all feel distinctive…. In terms of quantity, we’ve probably already reached the limit of what’s feasible. I think a change of direction may be what’s needed. "
He's basically saying Brawl pushed the limits of playable characters and as a result many characters felt as if they were just different skins. To avoid that, Sakurai's team will focus on less characters who all have a unique playstyle. And since Namco Bandai will be working on the title, I bet we can expect some of their characters too.
Having tons of characters to choose from is a major plus for me, but I can see Sakurai's point. As long as Zelda is in the game, they have my purchase.
Who is your favorite Super Smash Bros character?