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User Info: OrangeCrush980

OrangeCrush980
9 months ago#1
SSB5 got to be "Super Smash Bros Ultimate" and not "Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch". I don't get it.
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User Info: Astral_Comet

Astral_Comet
9 months ago#2
It's because they split Smash 4 into two versions, and they didn't want one to seem inferior or better than the other, so simple "Smash Bros. for Wii U" and "Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS" titles were best.

Otherwise, if they use the same subtitle you'd need a system name anyway, and if they have different ones one game is gonna have a better name than the other.
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User Info: Gargomon251

Gargomon251
9 months ago#3
Because they were too lazy. Same with New™ Super Mario Bros.
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User Info: _Dog_

_Dog_
7 months ago#4
Gargomon251 posted...
Because they were too lazy. Same with New™ Super Mario Bros.

What was lazy about it? They had to distinguish the two Smash 4's from each other. Yes, it resulted in a lame name, but how else could they've done it?
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User Info: Gargomon251

Gargomon251
7 months ago#5
_Dog_ posted...
Gargomon251 posted...
Because they were too lazy. Same with New™ Super Mario Bros.

What was lazy about it? They had to distinguish the two Smash 4's from each other. Yes, it resulted in a lame name, but how else could they've done it?

Having a unique name and distinguishing the two is not mutually exclusive.

If smash ultimate came out for 3ds it would either be "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (3ds)", or "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for 3ds".

And what about games like Blaster Master Zero or Shovel Knight that also were on 3ds? They didn't need a fancy name.
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User Info: AndyMacG09

AndyMacG09
6 months ago#6
because it wasn't the Ultimate Smash Game
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User Info: _Dog_

_Dog_
5 months ago#7
Gargomon251 posted...
_Dog_ posted...
Gargomon251 posted...
Because they were too lazy. Same with New™ Super Mario Bros.

What was lazy about it? They had to distinguish the two Smash 4's from each other. Yes, it resulted in a lame name, but how else could they've done it?

Having a unique name and distinguishing the two is not mutually exclusive.

If smash ultimate came out for 3ds it would either be "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (3ds)", or "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for 3ds".

And what about games like Blaster Master Zero or Shovel Knight that also were on 3ds? They didn't need a fancy name.

You must really dislike sequel names
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User Info: Gargomon251

Gargomon251
5 months ago#8
_Dog_ posted...
Gargomon251 posted...
_Dog_ posted...
Gargomon251 posted...
Because they were too lazy. Same with New™ Super Mario Bros.

What was lazy about it? They had to distinguish the two Smash 4's from each other. Yes, it resulted in a lame name, but how else could they've done it?

Having a unique name and distinguishing the two is not mutually exclusive.

If smash ultimate came out for 3ds it would either be "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (3ds)", or "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for 3ds".

And what about games like Blaster Master Zero or Shovel Knight that also were on 3ds? They didn't need a fancy name.

You must really dislike sequel names

Only lazy ones.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate was a great sequel name. "Mortal Kombat" was just stupid.
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User Info: BanjoBoomer

BanjoBoomer
5 months ago#10
_Dog_ posted...
Gargomon251 posted...
Because they were too lazy. Same with New™ Super Mario Bros.

What was lazy about it? They had to distinguish the two Smash 4's from each other. Yes, it resulted in a lame name, but how else could they've done it?


They should have just let the 3DS version be its own thing. Does anyone care that Mario Kart 7 has less stuff than 8? Or that Mario 3D Land had less stuff than 3D World? I don't know why they got it into their heads that they needed parity between the two games. Just let the 3DS Smash be its own little side thing like literally every other handheld counterpart has been in the history of Nintendo's handhelds.
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