Smash Bros. creator returns for Revolution version

Series founder will direct next-gen edition; Nintendo opens special Tokyo studio to bolster game's development.

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According to the latest issue of Japanese game bible Famitsu, Nintendo has opened an office in Tokyo dedicated solely to the ongoing development of the Revolution update in the Super Smash Bros. series. Heading up the new studio is the series' original creator, Masahiro Sakurai. He returns to the Nintendo organization after a two-year absence.

According to Famitsu, Sakurai was persuaded by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata to return to Nintendo over conversations that took place at the E3 Expo held earlier this year.

Preparing a new Super Smash Bros. game with such short notice was not easy for Sakurai, given the game's tight development schedule. In a column written for Famitsu, Sakurai said he hopes to have a team of 50 developers working on the title.

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shadowroy64
shadowroy64

It better have shadow the hedgehog in it...

acobb13
acobb13

Hopefully it has wifi

mcap802
mcap802

ZOMG CNT WAIT! ifblhneiknvg3l2!!!!!!!!!! new charecter - Banjo-Kazooie.......any thoughts?

cool_punx_666
cool_punx_666

They better not f*** this one up. I got my hopes up high. AND ILL KILL ALL OF YOU AT SMASH MELEE IN THE MEAN TIME!!!!

Dragon_Heart_2
Dragon_Heart_2

i cant wait for the game to come out isn't there a picture of the characters that are gonna be for playing?

Selm333
Selm333

I just cant wait for it to come out!

SageWitch
SageWitch

awesome i think this will be even better than SSBM.

Ice134
Ice134

i hope in the upcoming smash brothers they will finally have fully destrucable evironments because as you noticed more games are moving towards more interaction with the players surrondings but until then i guess ill have to keep my fingers crossed

tysse23
tysse23

Oh i really look forward to it....wonder when it comes out in Norway?

darkfire11981
darkfire11981

that's awesome!!!but it should have been released for the game cube. also how can we be able to control our characters with the new controller?

beware005
beware005

Everyone remember that this IS a nintendo game... the whole point of this game is to throw all of the nintendo characters into one big game. so don't expect to play ssb on xbox live. The rev will have something like that though. Also they arent gonna put spiderman or hulk or whatever else people said...

gatewaygal01
gatewaygal01

i actually did a little dance when I saw this article...i know i'm a nerd but i'm soo happy!!!!!!!!

klibbnisse
klibbnisse

Yay! I'll probably get SSBR as my first game this generation to :D

hola3
hola3

spider man !!! I hope theres going to be chareters from other great games like hulk , megaman , sonic , thomas , james bond , banjo , battle toads , and my favorite spider man Would`t you aree.

123625
123625

well ssmb has only gotten better with every game so it should be excellent to play

lageasy311
lageasy311

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uffla2
uffla2

omg i love smash its my favorite game!! im so exited :P YYYYAAAAAAYYY!!!

afrothunda312
afrothunda312

Sum people wonder why nintendo don't go third party but their too big in japan. Hear about the DS lite? Well that will happen to whatever they do over there, me?I've a gamecube a ps2 and a psp - which is better than DS hands down

danilo92
danilo92

Wow,wow,wow soo cooolll :-)

CrimsonMilkman
CrimsonMilkman

Excellent! I only hope that there will be more easter eggs, unlockable content & goodies than the previous SSB.

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

I don't even like Nintendo ever since Gamecube, but this game will definitly make me buy a Revolution.

sonic143196
sonic143196

even when this game comes out, what characters will be playable? There was already so many in Melee, and it rocked, but who would be added into this new game?

tysse23
tysse23

yay a new super smash game...gotta get...pleasure overload...YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Conanfan1
Conanfan1

This game will be awesome. SSBR>All.

mezonesxbox
mezonesxbox

STOP THE MARIO Business, My name is Mario and i am even sick of so many Mario games over and over. Sounds like they found a magic formula in which they paid Einstein 1billion to create and his answer was MARIO. I like my name, but i see it so much in the nintendo world that it threw me off to the xbox and ps2 club.

Blacksamurai87
Blacksamurai87

Thank you, Nintendo. Thank you for all the hard work placed into these wonderful games. You will pull this off, make everyone happy, and sony and microsoft will rear their heads up from the dust they arose during their long fight to see you guys leading by example. During all of this, we gamers benefit from wonderful creations from the leaders in the industry. Please, Nintendo, do well with this controller, make this NWC online system shine as bright as Xbox Live, and (pLeAsE!!!) enable high definition for this new system. 480p, at least. You would make so many people happy. I would easily pay 250 dollars on your system, even 300, and purchase three extra controllers, a few 2 GB sandisk cards, bongos, microphones, cameras, and any other wacky devices just to experience the joy i had when i bought my nintendo 64, my super nintendo, even my gameboy. The same company who introduced the rumble pak, the analogue joystick, the first savable game(zelda nes), and the lightgun is the same company that concieved the idea of a 3D mouse in the shape of a TV remote. Wow, I gotta hand it to you guys. If this company, Nintendo, had never existed, there would be a lot of people in this world with nothing to do. And slow reflexes. Again: Thank you, Nintendo, for your dedication to what matters most: playing games.

chaos_dragon06
chaos_dragon06

the only thing im worried about is the controller in super smash brothers for the revolution. probally they will create some type of shell to use on the controller to play the comfortably. they should also include a hammer brother as a playable character or even birdo.

karnij
karnij

That's awesome! It may be the one game making me drop the cash for a crazy cool controller and the Revolution!

salvaman
salvaman

Yess... i cant wait untill this revolution system come out...especially for the new super smash brothers.....

mattherman
mattherman

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Pices
Pices

its going to be amazing and graphically good , i wonder how many characters are there

johneese
johneese

Nintendo won't let us down. I wonder how your supposed to play it?

Mr_Willhelm
Mr_Willhelm

i cant wait to see how the revs controller will be implimented. NINTENDO RULE!!!

UBCS2
UBCS2

I find this news to be great as I myself played SSBM to death with my brother and friend Joe. Also regarding the controller I think that there will be a "shell" (gamecube shaped controller) add on so you can enjoy it the classic way too as well as with the rev controller :).

shadow_theif
shadow_theif

can't wait for this suckah hit us in the US!

jeffyess
jeffyess

Too bad ive already purchesed a Xbox 360, i mean i love it, but it would be pretty sweet to play SSB again after how mmuch i loved it on gcube

YonSon
YonSon

I WANT THIS GAAAAAAAME

VideoGameGodZW
VideoGameGodZW

I was exited when I heard about the Revolution and its controller and all the cool stuff about it but now that Super Smash Bros. is going next generation it just got a whole lot better. Also, I don't know what this kevan13 guy is talking about so he thinks the Nintendo Revolution is gay but do you see Sony even trying to do anything new with the PS3... nope its going to be the same old thing but with better graphics. Nintendo on the other hand is doing new things with the Revolution to try to make gaming even better not keep it the same. Oh, and one more thing ,kevan13, you need to learn how to spell its N.I.N.T.E.N.D.O get it right.

kevan13
kevan13

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BigV25
BigV25

I realize that they don't have a lot of time to make this game, but pleaseeeeeee put a butt-load of characters in it.

BVP16
BVP16

Super Smash bros. rules!