Single Player Campaign & No DLC for New Smash Bros.

Last week at E3, the new Super Smash Bros. game was shown off, much to the excitement of SSB fans everywhere! News about the upcoming game has been revealed bit by bit since that date, adding to what we already know: new challengers like Wii Fit Trainer, Mega Man, and The Villager; and the 3DS and Wii U versions will have different stages to play. The game is also supposed to be suitable for hardcore and casual players, with a good balance of both.

In speaking to Polygon, the director of the upcoming game—Masahiro Sakurai—mentioned that there will be another single player campaign for the game, but it will differ significantly from the Subspace Emissary mode that we saw in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In that previous game, players enjoyed movies of characters along the way—and we’ll be seeing this return, just in a slightly different way:

“One thing we can do with the Smash Bros. series that’s unique to us – because we have all these different disparate characters brought together – is we can create that sort of fan-movie experience as a special gift. But now those things are posted on the internet, it doesn’t really become a gift for people who played the game.

What we decided this time around, we’re just going to have [those movies unlocked] from the beginning. We’re going to have a movie for Wii Fit Trainer, The Villager and Mega Man and they’ll be viewable right at the beginning, you can watch those right away.”

As for DLC, a hot-button issue for console gamers, Sakurai weighed in with news that there are currently no plans for any DLC content for the game—there will be enough content in the game, right from the beginning. They might consider it in the future, but only if it would add something significant to the game’s experience. Translation? Nothing is being held back!

“There’s no fundamental opposition to downloadable content if it’s something that felt like it worked. We haven’t really decided whether we’re going to do it or not. We’re not opposed to it, we just need to work on completing the full package.”

Sounds like SSB fans have plenty to look forward to, though undoubtedly there will still be plenty of speculation in the days ahead over what might possibly be added as DLC, months down the road after release.


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