Super Smash Bros.' Masahiro Sakurai says, 'we don't have time to bring all characters back'
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai today revealed some rather unsurprising (yet still unfortunate) news: they aren't going to be able to bring back every character that's ever appeared in the franchise. His team, he says, won't have enough time to recreate everyone.
"Adding new characters is not a simple addition - it's really multiplication. The amount of work involved with adding a character is multiplied and becomes bigger and bigger as you go. We can't because of the amount of work it takes. However, I do believe I understand that each character has its own set of fans out there who really like that character."
That said, Sakurai also explained that they're going to try to fit in as many characters as possible.
"We're not going to cut characters out of the way, we're going to put in as many characters as we can, we really want to do that, because it's good for the fans and good for all of us. But in the event that we do have to cut some characters, I'd like to apologize in advance to those fans."
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