This past week was pretty busy. Yesterday, Masked Man and I got a chance to visit Platinum Games and meet Kamiya and a lot of the staff (full writeup tomorrow). Things should be a bit more manageable this upcoming week!
This post contains comments from March 20th – March 26th!
I think it makes a lot of sense to build upon what Smash for 3DS/ Wii U already offers if a “Smash for NX” is indeed in the works. It means Sakurai can focus exclusively on adding new content while not worrying about veterans being dropped. Furthermore, I think Sakurai seems to enjoy leading smaller teams so him working only on DLC, or only adding a 1-3 characters to the game is something I see very likely. We’ll see though!
Glad to hear the tweets are effective! One of the issues is that we have so much information on Source Gaming, and it’s not really cataloged effectively. Trying to think of ways to address the issue. If Source Gaming was a normal news blog, it wouldn’t be an issue. However, most, if not all of our content would be considered “features” on news sites as most of them have a lot of independent research involved with them.
I really want to do more posts like that in the future. Kantopia and Legends of Localization are the only sites I can really think of that are doing translation comparisons, so there is definitely room for us.
Already replied within the article:
It was posted before the rumor was shot down!
I’ve updated the video title to ensure that if people find it, they will know the “leak” was false. It’s also kind of depressing to see it gain more views in a shorter time than the 9 Misconceptions in Smash video. We won’t become a rumor posting site, but there’s no denying that’s what a lot of people are interested in. It was a pretty good fake, with someone actually physically making the “controller” using a 3D Printer. This raises the bar for fake leaks, just like Omni’s Rayman leak did. God help us.
Also, I was talking with Masked Man about this yesterday. The most interesting thing from the event was Andy McNamara claiming he had heard that there wouldn’t be any face buttons on the upcoming controller. I still think a lot of the things we discussed (tactile technology) could be implemented into the controller, if that information is true.
Mains: Yoshi (64), Game and Watch (Melee), Wario (Brawl), Wario/Pac-Man (Smash for 3DS/Wii U)