Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the upcoming big title by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch. But for the creator and the director of the game, Masahiro Sakurai the most important thing for him was to keep this project a secret including the development of the game which was a top secret along with the amazing characters.
Speaking to Famitsu, Sakurai revealed that the development of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was a complete secret that many at Nintendo didn’t even know about the game. Sakurai is really glad that the roster of the game wasn’t leaked because if it did, it wouldn’t have gotten the same response and would have ruined it all.
“To be honest, I’m really glad that it didn’t leak. If it leaked that ‘all characters will be in it,’ then it wouldn’t have gotten the same reception. I really wanted to avoid having the work of several years get smashed by someone who wanted his little moment to brag. It would’ve been over for us had the words ‘all characters playable’ made it out there. It was a top-secret project that many at Nintendo didn’t even know about, and that’s why you saw cheers even from those involved with Nintendo.”
He then went on to mention that Ice Climbers, Pokémon Trainer, and Wolf were cheered a lot not because they are popular but because they were not present in the previous entry of the game. He’s currently thinking about the present and focuses on the game.
In other news, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now includes a ”How to play” section which will guide you with the basics of the game as well as some techniques which will help you survive the competition.
There’s no release date yet for the game and Nintendo has confirmed that it’s a brand new game, not a port.