Sakurai has no plans to balance Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS further, outside of fixes to improve online experience

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • December 14, 2014 at 1:12 p.m. PST

Looks like the Ver. 1.0.4 patch for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS will be the final update in which major gameplay balance tweaks are made.

In an interview with Famitsu magazine this week, Sakurai has said that he has no plans to balance or update the game further, other than providing fixes for a few things associated with the online play experience.

He did mention, however, that if there are any glaring issues with the characters' customize parts or moves, the development team would address them too -- but only if necessary.


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Hit the jump to read a translation of the questions (with regards to balancing) posed to Sakurai, and his responses in Famitsu magazine.

---In the future, do you plan on adjusting or balancing the game further through a patch?

Sakurai: We don't have any such plans, but at the very least we will be working on a few things connected to the online play experience, bit by bit.

If we were to do something like tweak characters' customized special moves, then there'd be no end to it. But with that said, if there are any glaring issues, we may address them.

---That's because with customized special moves or items, you can only play with them enabled online with players who are in your friends list, isn't that right?

Sakura: When playing with your personal friends, I think it's probably more interesting that you can almost cheat a little through customizing your character. *Laughs*

Question from the editor: Do you feel that the current balance in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS is fine without needing future balance patches?

Source: Famitsu via SmashBros Matome.

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