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Next Super Smash. Bros Games Won’t Feature a Story Mode, Creator Says

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Posted on July 25, 2013 AT 04:14pm

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS won’t feature a story mode, series creator Masahiro Sakurai announced in a Weekly Famitsu column.

According to Sakurai, the decision not to incorporate a story mode similar Brawl’s The Subspace Emissary is a direct response to YouTube uploads of The Subspace Emissary’s cutscenes, something Sakurai feels steals away from the mode’s value to players.

“Unfortunately, the movie scenes we worked hard to create were uploaded onto the Internet,” Sakurai wrote in the column. “You can only truly wow a player the first time he sees [a cutscene]. I felt if players saw the cutscenes outside of the game, they would no longer serve as rewards for playing the game, so I’ve decided against having them.”

Instead, Sakurai plans to create more intro videos for Super Smash Bros. characters like the ones used to introduce Animal Crossing‘s Villager, Mega Man, and the Wii Fit Trainer.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS will both launch sometime 2014.

Source: Kotaku

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