As I mentioned in the previous Patreon post, I wanted to take a short, week long break from Source Gaming. During that break, I became aware that the Nintendo Dream interview was going to be released so I came back three days early. It’s been extremely hectic, and I really want to thank all of the staff, especially Spazzy who ensured that posts got out. Special shoutout to MaskedMan, Soma, and SutaMen for working on the 17 page translation. Afterwards, I made an appeal to reddit, and on Twitter. The community has been incredibly supportive of us and we are truly blessed to have so many people who care for us. Thank you everyone who helped spread the word, and took time to discuss these serious issues. I’m still catching up on some obligations, and following up on some things. I really wanted to get this featured comments out yesterday, but it just wasn’t possible. Sorry for the delay, but here it is!
This post features comments made from February 13th – 20th (Japan time!).
Not really. The way the the content is organized makes me think that other leftover content isn’t in the game. There are some leftover for 4th customs, but not the kind you are thinking about. Luigi, Dr. Mario, Donkey Kong and Mario have some apparent unused data. This makes sense as Dr. Mario and Luigi were probably modified from Mario. Mario is the first character that is developed for Smash. Anyway, I have a full post written on the subject here.
But that’s about it, I think.
I think one factor that we need to realize is that DLC is the perfect time for 3rd parties. It makes handling revenue sharing a lot easier, and possibly licensing. I’m not sure if we will get a huge amount of 3rd parties in the next Smash (maybe some won’t even return…) but if DLC is done again I think we’ll see another trend of more third parties than first parties. I do emphasize with people feeling cheated that the only Nintendo newcomer was Corrin.
They answered this within the interview indirectly, and I believe they have directly addressed this point before. When I do conduct interviews I try to avoid asking the same question that has been answered in the past. But yes, it’s because the original game had Goku in it.
No Spiral you don’t get a prize :P. Try for 10!
Yeah, that’s something that I think more people should realize. The video game industry…is an industry. It doesn’t excuse bad practices when they happen, but it explains why they occur. Nintendo seems intent on making it’s brand stronger through locality. MyNintendo /Nintendo Account connecting all areas of Nintendo is going to create some interesting possibilities in the future.
Just a reminder, we do allow people to translate our articles/ translations. Just please link the original so other people can check the translation.
I think Sakurai’s attitude on that front changed for two reasons. The first is out of necessity. The Wii required Smash to simplify. Not only was it’s customer base more varied, but the Wii Remote made L-Canceling impossible. The second reason is because Sakurai himself went under a revolution between Melee and Brawl. He left HAL, worked in a video game store, and made a tamagotchi-like Beetle game. He also wrote about the influx of casual oriented titles before he worked on Brawl…he saw the market shifting.
He hasn’t confirmed anything yet. One possibility is that Lucas just beat him for the “Brawl vet” spot. Another possibility is that Wolf was worked on during development, but was scrapped. Since Sakurai didn’t want to work on anything that was worked on during development, Wolf was not picked for DLC. We don’t have a clear picture for why the cut veterans didn’t come back (with the exception of Ice Climbers) still. Hopefully in a future column or interview he discusses it. We’ll be on the look out 🙂
Seems like wanted. I updated the Definitive Unused Fighter List. Kind of struggled where to add Geno, and I keep thinking I should update the post (a complete rewrite). What do you guys think? Do you agree or disagree with my placement of Geno? That might be my next project after reviewing The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers.
I do believe Sora is owned by Disney (Disney Infinity has apparently teased his appearance), but I don’t think Sora and Goku are the same at all. I believe Sora is one of those characters that will get into Smash, eventually. He is a video game character, and has several highly prolific games.