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I’m a little late due to getting sick this week, as well as being overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I needed to get done. Needless to say, I didn’t forget about you guys and I’m here to respond to your great comments! (From January 31st to February 6th, Japan time).



Well in terms of popularity, Corrin is the #1 female in the latest character popularity polls for FE: Fates. Azura on the other hand is the #5 female. —A Fated Choice: Why Corrin was chosen over Azura for Smash

Thanks for pointing this out Ian. This was also conducted before Corrin’s announcement. Very interesting!

This really felt like an ask Santa interview, especially during the section on Melee. If it was hard to include Banjo & Kazooie back then, it would have been harder today. He could only do so much, but he cannot do everything. –The Definitive Unused Fighters List in Smash – Source Translations

Looking back on the older Smash comments is really fun because you realize how little the Smash fanbase is. The only difference is the size.


Sakurai needs to answer questions/fan mail more oftenly so the confusion in the roster/smash discussion can finally dissolve away.

we still don’t know exactly why Waluigi or Dark Samus aren’t playable and why did he threw a spare costume to K.Rool supporters? —The Definitive Unused Fighters List in Smash – Source Translations

Tell Sakurai we would love to interview him!


Do you guys think there’s any significance in the fact that his (Wolf’s) model in Lylat Cruise seemed to be replaced from Brawl to Wii U?

And by extension, the lack of Wolfen in Orbital Gate Assault? I mean, the darn thing took a year to make so not having Wolfen in. Would it be because of sensitivity regarding the loss of Wolf as a playable character?

Before Lucas was announced, they had used his Brawl model as a trophy. I know trophies don’t mean anything but it struck me curios —Wolf in Memoriam

It’s unknown if Wolf was worked on or not. Sakurai simply hasn’t mentioned anything about him and Snake =/.

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I find it interesting that both Sega and Nintendo are credited as IP holders for Bayonetta. In contrast, only Square Enix is credited for Cloud and both Capcom and Capcom, USA are credited for Ryu. With this in mind, is it possible that both Sega and Nintendo have “joint-custody” of the character? —Smash for 3DS/Wii U DLC is Released

It might be the ownership of Bayonetta 2 in particular.


For those of you who have the 8-GB Wii-U’s will need to relocate/erase everything but Super Smash Bros. before installing the update. It takes nearly 3-GBs and there’s no other way to increase it to 4 without an external USB Hard Drive (Even if you have one, you have to download the update directly to your console and nowhere else). —Smash for 3DS/Wii U DLC is Released

Thanks for the PSA. It’s a shame how small the original Wii U HD (non-premium) is. It’s a big oversight by Nintendo.


Gex…the legendary gecko from the islands of Aloha…bringing him does feel odd for this article, but he’s so nostalgic that I’ve played his first game before…can’t forget how I struggled passing the first stage of horror movies…

I agree more on the reasons of exclusives. Although Gex may have been mentioned to be an all-star, I do agree nobody in the modern ages (including those people who were born in the beginning of year 2000) would know who this guy is; except for mistaking him as the other guy who’s saving 15% or more money for 15 minutes on car insurance, or the other guy who’s not a gecko but a crocodile who works at a detective office with his purple ninja chameleon and a child bee with a pilot helmet. I can hardly think of what kind of move sets he’ll even use rather than climbing on walls and whipping enemies with his tail and teleporting through TVs. He can be unique as he’ll be the only character to climb on walls, but other than that, it’s hard to think of. Furthermore, I think Gex is already dead as a franchise, unless Square-Enix would think of a revival rather than focusing only on Final Fantasy series and other RPGs if possible. —The Case for Gex

Yeah…I was quite shocked when Gex topped our fan poll. If there’s a hidden Gex fan support group please let us know!


Late to the comment, but I must say…
This will have to be one of the few times I strongly disagree with Sakurai.
Going with the lunch box concept,
lets say it’s a lunch box with sardines (The petting, and making your units wear swimsuits.)
a burger (character A)
fries (character B)
a milkshake (character C)
and a water (character D)

The main problem with the game is not quite that there is sardines,
but rather the juices of the sardines were spilled over everything else in the lunchbox.
No matter how dangerous and violent, or timid and reclusive, or formal and serious, or down to earth and practical the character,
they’ll let you pet them and send them off to battle in a swimsuit.

Considering that I don’t like sardines, the whole lunch is pretty much tainted in a distasteful way for me.
Even if someone does like the sardines and thinks it might even complement with some things, I doubt they will agree it mixes well with everything. —“Don’t Need This, Don’t Need That” – Sakurai’s Famitsu Column, Vol. 485

I can see both sides. Personally, I’m not a fan of the whole “skinship” mode in Fire Emblem: Fates. I’ve seen a lot of a comparisons to Pokemon, but in FE: Fates, it’s human characters….it’s very different. Machoke doesn’t tell me that it loves me after I rub him down.


  1. “I’ve seen a lot of a comparisons to Pokemon, but in FE: Fates, it’s human characters….it’s very different. Machoke doesn’t tell me that it loves me after I rub him down.”


    On the other hand, Xenoblade Chronicles lets me send characters into battle in their underpants, but that doesn’t mean it speaks to their identity.

    Igiulaw on February 7 |
  2. It is surprising and unexpected someone would bring up Gex. It’d be surprising if there were still Gex fans out there.

    Were there any other characters from the dead franchises voted for the all-star poll?

    zoniken on February 7 |
  3. Is it just me, or are the links to the original articles not working?

    Back to this article, this last comment is an interesting one to me. I don’t know much about the whole petting thing in Fates since I’ve tried to keep myself away from anything that could potentially be a spoiler, but it was to my understanding that it was an optional thing. If you were forced to do that to advance your relationship with a character, then I could see that analogy working, but it sounds to me like the juices from the sardines haven’t spilled yet.

    Speaking of analogies, I’ve noticed that Sakurai really likes to make those. I recall specifically the one where he compared the base game of Smash as a 5-star dinner, and clone characters were free dessert. I think there was also one where he compared developing Smash to building a house and having people complain about one specific painting in one room of that house. I wonder if we could get some sort of compilation of all these analogies he makes? For some reason, I find them interesting.

    Spiral on February 8 |
    • You are right about it being optional, though my problem with it is knowing that any character is will do it at anytime if told to. (Let me explain. XD)

      I feel like this feature limits the potential diversity and complexity of character’s personalities. Even without complex personalities, I can’t truly feel like Fates can have a serious & silent warrior, extremely timid person, or a normal down to earth character; when I know they will all put their personalities on hold if I ask to pet them. I mean the atmosphere of Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword would feel quite different if it had a feature like this. (Which is probably why I am rather disappointed by the change of direction in the series, I love the atmosphere and tone that the GBA and Gamecube games had.)

      Well, hopefully my thoughts are a bit more clear. XD (It’s quite hard to find the right words sometimes.)

      (On a side note, a compilation of Sakurai’s analogies sounds fantastic.)

      Smasher44 on February 8 |
      • Alright, I think I understand what you’re saying now. Thanks for clearing that up, and I can agree with you that just having the option can undermine some character traits. To be honest, I didn’t even know about the swimsuit thing until recently, and at first I thought it was just something for a bonus chapter like one of the DLC chapters in Awakening. The idea that you could willingly face whatever villain/monster that could show up as the final boss wearing less armor (or rather, none at all) is just silly to me. I guess the closest thing I could compare it to would be the Bravo Bikini outfit for Edea in Bravely Default. You don’t have to wear it by any means, and her personality normally wouldn’t make her wear something like that unless she had to (and she does at one point, but I’m getting off-track). I just pretended like I never got the thing and moved on, because using it would really break immersion in the game. With that comparison on mind, I can completely see where you’re coming from.

        Spiral on February 9 |
  4. Wow, I never thought I would get a featured comment, thanks!
    Haha, I really need to drop my habit of pressing enter after every sentence or certain commas. XD

    Smasher44 on February 8 |