Masahiro Sakurai Reflects On Super Smash Bros. 3DS & Wii U Fighter Reveals

Nintendo has released a new blog post on their official website with Super Smash Bros. series director, Masuhiro Sakurai, where he reflects on past fighter reveals. This first post focuses on the reveals that occurred during the fourth Super Smash Bros. entry, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U. The following fighters receive brief comments from Sakurai alongside respective trailer showcases:

  • Villager
  • Mega Man
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Rosalina
  • Little Mac
  • Palutena
  • Greninja
  • Pac-Man
  • Robin
  • Shulk
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Duck Hunt
  • Mewtwo
  • Lucas
  • Roy
  • Ryu
  • Cloud
  • Corrin
  • Bayonetta

Give the entire article a read on Nintendo’s website for an assessment of Sakurai’s thoughts. In addition to personal reflections, he provides light trivia on the reveal process that the average fan wouldn’t likely be aware of. I’m looking forward to reading more of these posts since this almost feels like a victory lap for Sakurai. After working on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for so long, it’s refreshing to see him at least momentarily kick back and ponder on the feats he has achieved throughout the years.

These older trailers are more impactful than I remember, too, with the animation in Palutena’s being my favorite. Even as someone who doesn’t play these games, the trailer reveals were always hype-inducing to witness live.


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Orpheus Joshua

Random gamer equally confused by the mainstream and the unusual. Fan of JRPGs, Action, Platformers, Rhythm, and Adventure titles.