Masahiro Sakurai Says Next Super Smash Bros. Is In Development

Super Smash Bros releases seem to gain as much attention as an iPhone release, the wait is excruciating but the payoff is worth the wait.  In a recent interview with Nintendo Power Magazine, Masahiro Sakurai, Director of Super Smash Bros., confirmed that they have taken “the first step of the development process.”

“We’ve just taken what you could call the first step of the process. This is the first time I’ve ever had my next project announced before it’s even entered development, and because of that, I fear that players will be forced to wait even longer than they expect to. Please be patient.”

Although we will have to wait for a release, it appears as though the game will be available for the Wii U and 3DS.  I know this is not “new” news, but it is a new confirmation that the project is still in development.  I have a feeling it will be worth the wait.  What new characters would you like to see?  Any old ones you would like to leave, or receive updates?

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