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User Info: Koro-Sensei

Koro-Sensei
4 years ago#1
Full video for all to see.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo2h4DlDLcc

Remember that Japanese interview in which Sakurai said the Mewtwo DLC was nearly complete yesterday? It appears that there were other interesting details in the full video that many news reporters had left out in pertaining to Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS. Good thing PushDustIn (The same guy who created that Japanese Smash Wii U DLC Poll) gladly translated several of these parts for those who didn't speak Japanese on Smashboards.

Look at the second post from him in the link below. (http://smashboards.com/threads/general-rumor-and-leaks-thread-2-0-operation-1337-the-nintendo-information-team.395147/page-28)

Several things regarding the choices of music were mentioned as well as how Sakurai is aware of the many outlandish Miiverse requests (Goku, SpongeBob, ect.). But the most interesting detail was that Takamaru was initially planned as a contender for this iteration of Smash, but couldn't make the cut due to lack of familiarity with a majority of the Nintendo fanbase.

That's right, the slayer of Murasame was almost a part of the roster before development began considering the lack of hidden files or series icons unlike Rhythm Heaven. I can see why this decision was made since while Nintendo had been pushing the forgotten classic to the Western audience, he still isn't as well known as character like say Duck Hunt pre-Smash reveal. But that still doesn't stop the possibility that he may be reconsidered if he somehow were to receive a new title in between Smash Wii U/3DS and the Nintendo NX title. It was pretty interesting to know about that detail and the fact that Sakurai could see every single crazy request from the Miiverse community.

What are your thoughts on this subject?

User Info: Skatz95

Skatz95
4 years ago#2
lol, almost nodody knew ice climbers, pit, rob, shulk and even duck hunt dog and they got to be playable. thats no excuse. Sakubias at it again.
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User Info: RPGrinder

RPGrinder
4 years ago#3
Skatz95 posted...
lol, almost nodody knew ice climbers, pit, rob, shulk and even duck hunt dog and they got to be playable. thats no excuse. Sakubias at it again.


Pit is a cult classic people did know him.

Rob is culturally significant, and was in Mario Kart DS, people knew him

Duck Hunt is one of the top 10 selling shooters off all time.

Are you really saying nobody knew shulk?

Ice Climbers is the exception, not the rule.

User Info: brawl__08

brawl__08
4 years ago#4
Skatz95 posted...
lol, almost nodody knew ice climbers, pit, rob, shulk and even duck hunt dog and they got to be playable. thats no excuse. Sakubias at it again.


Xenoblade sold out in the west and Shulk was a notable request in Japan.
Pit was a pretty big request pre-Brawl.
Everyone knows Duck Hunt, what are you on about?
ROB shows up in various Nintendo games every now and then, though he was most notably in Mario Kart DS prior to Brawl, plus he was pretty important in getting the NES into toy stores.

Ice Climbers are the only character you've got there, and they mainly got in for their gimmick anyways.
http://sig.grumpybumpers.com/host/Brawl08.gif

User Info: MaKoTiS_MoN

MaKoTiS_MoN
4 years ago#5
Yet another contradiction.
Game & Watch. Ice Climbers. Lucas.
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User Info: RPGrinder

RPGrinder
4 years ago#6
brawl__08 posted...
Skatz95 posted...
lol, almost nodody knew ice climbers, pit, rob, shulk and even duck hunt dog and they got to be playable. thats no excuse. Sakubias at it again.


Xenoblade sold out in the west and Shulk was a notable request in Japan.
Pit was a pretty big request pre-Brawl.
Everyone knows Duck Hunt, what are you on about?
ROB shows up in various Nintendo games every now and then, though he was most notably in Mario Kart DS prior to Brawl, plus he was pretty important in getting the NES into toy stores.

Ice Climbers are the only character you've got there, and they mainly got in for their gimmick anyways.


I beat you to the punch in owning that guy

User Info: AhnoldDood

AhnoldDood
4 years ago#7
MaKoTiS_MoN posted...
Yet another contradiction.
Game & Watch.


People know Game and Watch. He had quite a few DS games so no, he isn't some obscure nobody. Not to mention he predates Mario.

Ice Climbers. Lucas.


Guess who's not in SSB4?
http://jp7.r0tt.com/l_b29b5cc0-d1af-11e1-a806-4f908e000007.jpg

User Info: ThisAnvil

ThisAnvil
4 years ago#8
Skatz95 posted...
lol, almost nodody knew ice climbers, pit, rob, shulk and even duck hunt dog and they got to be playable. thats no excuse. Sakubias at it again.


Are you freaking serious? There's not a person alive who doesn't know what Duck Hunt is.
http://i.imgur.com/lTUbvyv.png
But Aquaman. You cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds.

User Info: MaKoTiS_MoN

MaKoTiS_MoN
4 years ago#9
AhnoldDood posted...
MaKoTiS_MoN posted...
Yet another contradiction.
Game & Watch.


People know Game and Watch. He had quite a few DS games so no, he isn't some obscure nobody. Not to mention he predates Mario.

Ice Climbers. Lucas.


Guess who's not in SSB4?


That has nothing to do with it. Also Roy.
DS games that came after Melee.
ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...............

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Rad_Dudesman
4 years ago#10
I get an error when I try to view the thread.
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