Smash Bros. Director Justifies New Character Choices

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Personally I loved using the Ice Climbers because they were interesting and unique. As long as it is balanced I don't care what they put into the game though.

I've got no problems with the new roster so far. That said, with all this talk of "removing all the non-unique characters", I'm worried that my main man Luigi might not make the cut this time around... Unless his move set is completely re-done to distinguish him from Mario...

Actually, if Luigi doesn't return, I'm gonna main Villager. Because Animal Crossing is fucking boss.

Didn't want to bring Mewtwo back? Or an extra Fire Emblem character? Or Toad? Or any other beloved character? Wii Fit Trainer instead? I'm sure that bundle of personality will make all of her fans scream with joy.

I have no problem with Sakurai's choices with the Wii Fit Trainer or The Villager. Mainly because the amount of memes that have been made in such a short amount of time are amazing. XD

Really all they have to add is Klonoa and then I'll love this Smash Bros even more.

Zhukov:
Wait... I thought that having the Wii Fit Trainer in there was Yahtzee's joke.

They actually did that?

...

SSB fans, WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?

A lot of people have likened up to her actually.
In fact, he said one of the reasons as to why she's there is because nobody suggested her.

In other words, he is also an A Class troll.

Starik20X6:
I've got no problems with the new roster so far. That said, with all this talk of "removing all the non-unique characters", I'm worried that my main man Luigi might not make the cut this time around... Unless his move set is completely re-done to distinguish him from Mario...

Actually, if Luigi doesn't return, I'm gonna main Villager. Because Animal Crossing is fucking boss.

Really truly doubt they'll get rid of Luigi. How could they honestly do that with a straight face?! He's my favorite character. They can't!

rasputin0009:
Didn't want to bring Mewtwo back? Or an extra Fire Emblem character? Or Toad? Or any other beloved character? Wii Fit Trainer instead? I'm sure that bundle of personality will make all of her fans scream with joy.

Well, having her as kind of a blank slate means the internet will (and already has) give her a personality of her own. She's wacky, but part of the endearing quality of Smash Bros has been its utter silliness. I certainly like having her in there rather than two-three beloved characters which just end up being pixel swaps of other characters.

I think she'll grow on us to be honest. Still, I'd rather them expand the roster rather than retract it. I know there are balance issues with having so many characters, but when has Smash Bros ever been anything close to balanced?

This just like the roster updates for MVC.
1: Surprise
2: Rage
3: Acceptance
4: Hype

For example, who gave a shit about Nova before UMVC3? Or Rocket Racoon? I'm betting that'll be the case here is well.
Hell, the Villager and Wii Fit trainer have already went through the process.

"Justify?" I certainly don't need any. I was on board the second I found out it wasn't a joke.

I'm surprised they needed to justify Wii Fit Trainer Girl. When R.O.B and Mr. Game&Watch was announced nobody seemed to mind but Trainer Girl comes out and they gotta provide an explanation?

Diablo1099:
This just like the roster updates for MVC.
1: Surprise
2: Rage
3: Acceptance
4: Hype

For example, who gave a shit about Nova before UMVC3? Or Rocket Racoon? I'm betting that'll be the case here is well.
Hell, the Villager and Wii Fit trainer have already went through the process.

First off, love the Internet memes for Villager and Wii Fit Trainer.

Second, I like how the roster is so far. I wanna see more unique characters in this and other fighting games. I can understand people being upset about past characters not making the cut. I was upset about Mega Man's exclusion from MvC3 but seeing him in SSB makes up for it a bit (maybe Capcom should work with Nintendo in order to get the blue bomber back on the shelves more often). Hell, I wasn't happy that Scorpion was a DLC for Injustice but I wasn't gonna have a cow over it.

I'm hoping Nintendo will make an appearance at Evo 2013 with a playable demo for people to try out and info on new and returning characters. I'd like to see Little Mac from Punch Out make it into the game.

Mr. Q:
First off, love the Internet memes for Villager and Wii Fit Trainer.

Second, I like how the roster is so far. I wanna see more unique characters in this and other fighting games. I can understand people being upset about past characters not making the cut. I was upset about Mega Man's exclusion from MvC3 but seeing him in SSB makes up for it a bit (maybe Capcom should work with Nintendo in order to get the blue bomber back on the shelves more often). Hell, I wasn't happy that Scorpion was a DLC for Injustice but I wasn't gonna have a cow over it.

I'm hoping Nintendo will make an appearance at Evo 2013 with a playable demo for people to try out and info on new and returning characters. I'd like to see Little Mac from Punch Out make it into the game.

Yeah, Little Mac would be great for a game like this.

Already have his Final Smash down, like for Snakes one in Brawl with the helicopter and the grenade launcher, as Mac grows massive and starts wailing on everyone, just like in Punch Out! Wii.

Still, holding out for some insane Capcom Vs. Nintendo game! ^_^

Love the memes, love the roster so far. Wii Fit Trainer's is more awesome than The Villager's.

some people take SSB way too seriously. It's why I have basically banned "competitive" play whenever I bring Brawl over.

I'm mostly just dissapointed that they don't have Professor Layton. Just imagine it...

I dunno, i think this can turn out great.

I mean, if it worked for Tekken to include a boxing dinosaur and kangaroo, as well as a fighting panda then the Wii Fit Trainer shouldn't make people bat too many eyes.

At first I was like >:(

I read through the thread, looked at the pictures.

And then I was like >:)

Gonna beat up some nerds with the wii fitness trainer. Aww yeah. (for reals though, can you imagine the rage? This will be delightful.)

Ugh I can't believe they're adding so many ridiculous characters. Smash Bros is supposed to be serious, they really should remove everyone who isn't a Fox clone.

P.S. Thanks

Arnoxthe1:
Honestly, at this point, whatever they do, I just hope they take that ****ing random tripping out.

Apparently that has been confirmed to be gone.

Epicspoon:
You know something? Even once the games is released and several people are butthurt over who did and didn't get in, I would bet money that there will be DLC this time around. Nintendo seems to be picking up on it more and more.

All I ask is that they keep Jigglypuff. I know Jigglypuff is one of the classic characters but I have seen countless people complaining to have Jigglypuff removed and very few arguing back. I don't give a crap about Jigglypuff in the actual Pokemon games but in Smash Bros shes just so much fun to play as.

DLC with the characters that got cut... I'd buy that.

And yeah, I hope they don't cut Jigglypuff out. Sure, she/he/it has been in all the other games, so he/she/it will probably make it into the new game... hopefully.

...

Are you listening, Nintendo? I'd pay for SSB-DLC. And I doubt I'm the only one.

I'm amazed he has to "justify" the new roster.

Let's face it, Brawl had a TON of these "clone" characters in it who were basically the same as their predecessor, with slight variations in how they functioned. They could easily cut several characters from the roster just by killing the "clones", leaving lots of room for some new and more unique move sets.

sturryz:
it's like MvC3 all over again with the roster change, and we all know how that went over.
Lets just hope that no one too important got removed to make room for these characters.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.819164-Smash-Bros-Director-Is-Stressed-Out-Deciding-The-Roster
Unless you really like a clone/almost clone character, there is no need to worry (hopefully).

Starik20X6:
I've got no problems with the new roster so far. That said, with all this talk of "removing all the non-unique characters", I'm worried that my main man Luigi might not make the cut this time around... Unless his move set is completely re-done to distinguish him from Mario...

Actually, if Luigi doesn't return, I'm gonna main Villager. Because Animal Crossing is fucking boss.

Luigi already has a fairly different move set, so he will probably be fine.

Personally, I'm thinking that unless they drastically change their move sets (Falco, Wolf, Ganondorf, and Lucas), they will likely be cut. Ganondorf will probably stay, as he has a fair amount of potential for a different move set.

Luminous_Umbra:

sturryz:
it's like MvC3 all over again with the roster change, and we all know how that went over.
Lets just hope that no one too important got removed to make room for these characters.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.819164-Smash-Bros-Director-Is-Stressed-Out-Deciding-The-Roster
Unless you really like a clone/almost clone character, there is no need to worry (hopefully).

Starik20X6:
I've got no problems with the new roster so far. That said, with all this talk of "removing all the non-unique characters", I'm worried that my main man Luigi might not make the cut this time around... Unless his move set is completely re-done to distinguish him from Mario...

Actually, if Luigi doesn't return, I'm gonna main Villager. Because Animal Crossing is fucking boss.

Luigi already has a fairly different move set, so he will probably be fine.

Personally, I'm thinking that unless they drastically change their move sets (Falco, Wolf, Ganondorf, and Lucas), they will likely be cut. Ganondorf will probably stay, as he has a fair amount of potential for a different move set.

Maybe let Ganondorf actually, ya know, USE his sword?

Bleidd Whitefalcon:

Maybe let Ganondorf actually, ya know, USE his sword?

Exactly what I was thinking, although it would also be nice if he used his magic for something other than wrapping around his feet and hands to hit people with.

Luminous_Umbra:

Bleidd Whitefalcon:

Maybe let Ganondorf actually, ya know, USE his sword?

Exactly what I was thinking, although it would also be nice if he used his magic for something other than wrapping around his feet and hands to hit people with.

So, what, Ganondorf as a sort of fusion between Link and Zelda's movepools (at least cosmetically)?

Yeah, I could go for that.

Zhukov:
Wait... I thought that having the Wii Fit Trainer in there was Yahtzee's joke.

They actually did that?

...

SSB fans, WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?

I'm sorry what was that?

I can't hear you over the sound of my mega buster

image

Wonder Luigi's still in there.

Innegativeion:

Zhukov:
Wait... I thought that having the Wii Fit Trainer in there was Yahtzee's joke.

They actually did that?

...

SSB fans, WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?

I'm sorry what was that?

I can't hear you over the sound of my mega buster

image

That is so cool. XD

Double A:

Luminous_Umbra:

Bleidd Whitefalcon:

Maybe let Ganondorf actually, ya know, USE his sword?

Exactly what I was thinking, although it would also be nice if he used his magic for something other than wrapping around his feet and hands to hit people with.

So, what, Ganondorf as a sort of fusion between Link and Zelda's movepools (at least cosmetically)?

Yeah, I could go for that.

Pretty much that. That would be awesome imo

Nazulu:

Kamille Bidan:

luvd1:
This is funny, I was just watching zero punctuation last night. Just quickly draw a stick figure Nintendo then look yourself in the eye in a mirror and tell yourself it's all ok.

They already did that with Mr Game and Watch.

Mr. GaW was an awesome call back. I owned many of his games before I received the Game Boy and they were much fun.

Cool or not, Mr Game & Watch was basically a stick-man.

What's with people thinking the Wii Fit Trainer was a joke? Has nobody noticed the complete flood of Wii Fit Trainer fan art?

rasputin0009:
Didn't want to bring Mewtwo back? Or an extra Fire Emblem character? Or Toad? Or any other beloved character? Wii Fit Trainer instead? I'm sure that bundle of personality will make all of her fans scream with joy.

you know they probably still have more characters to announce, I mean they didn't announce all of brawls new characters in one go and generally game companies release news slowly to build up hype.

Zhukov:
Wait... I thought that having the Wii Fit Trainer in there was Yahtzee's joke.

They actually did that?

...

SSB fans, WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?

Wii Fit Trainer is our GOD! Seriously, though, I plan as making her my main from what I've seen of her fighting style.

Steven Bogos:

Arnoxthe1:
Honestly, at this point, whatever they do, I just hope they take that ****ing random tripping out.

Hi friend! Thanks for commenting on my post. Sakurai has actually confirmed that random tripping has been removed from the new smash bros!

CriticalMiss:
So is Mega Man going to have some kind of Kirby-like ability to steal other characters moves? It is mentioned about his ability to gain new moves from defeating bosses, but will he just be given a selection from his past games to use off the bat or will he have to gain them in combat by beating other people?

Thanks for commenting! A recent developer direct video showed that Mega Man will have a selection of powers from the past games at his disposal!

And I believe it was evidenced by one of the trailers showing him using Metal Man's disc attack and Leaf(?) Man's leaf shield.

Which does raise the question, are all his attacks (aside from the dog) from Mega Man 2?

Double A:

Luminous_Umbra:

Bleidd Whitefalcon:

Maybe let Ganondorf actually, ya know, USE his sword?

Exactly what I was thinking, although it would also be nice if he used his magic for something other than wrapping around his feet and hands to hit people with.

So, what, Ganondorf as a sort of fusion between Link and Zelda's movepools (at least cosmetically)?

Yeah, I could go for that.

As much as it pains me, I think one of the characters to go is Ike which leaves his moveset open and I think most Ike's moves would fit Ganondorf perfectly (They're even the same weight-class)

I'm actually surprised at how many think Wii Fit Trainer is too weird for the game, my first reaction was that besides looking like Slendermans sporty sister she was rather plain (But the video showed that she have potential)

And I'm quite sure Luigi is safe, after all they did declare this the year of Luigi

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