Sakurai Confirms the End of Super Smash Bros. Development, Thanks Fans
With Bayonetta and Corrin now released worldwide for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, the game’s director Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that development on the game has now ended. We knew that these were the final DLC characters to be released, but it now seems that the game is officially finished.
Sakurai also went on to thank fans in his Famitsu column, as translated by fans:
The last two DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, Corrin and Bayonetta, are now available. At long last, the development on Smash for 3DS/ Wii U has ended!! To all of the staff who were involved in this project, thank you for all your hard work. To all who supported and followed the game and its development, thank you so very much. Personally, I’m happy I can finally take an extended vacation.
I’ve said this before, but excluding Lucas and Roy, who are returning veterans, every DLC character has unique mechanics and playstyles. Corrin transforms into a dragon and boasts incredible reach. Bayonetta utilizes special combos, her Bullet Arts, Witch Time, and even speaks in both English and Japanese.
No one knows where the franchise is going next, but Sakurai surely deserves a nice rest after making one of the best fighting game rosters of all time!