Meta Knight better watch out! It seems like the newest version of Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U will be able to receive balancing patches. Don't know what that means? Well, many fighting games have sent out online updates to patch the gameplay. Say a move is very cheap? Or there's a glitch? A quick patch downloaded via the internet can fix that up. Nintendo has only recently ventured into the online gaming atmosphere, so this is the first opportunity their developers have to include ongoing patches.
"We’re not at a stage in development where we’re going through those fine sorts of adjustments. When we get towards the end of development, we will have what we call monitor playtests, where we watch people play the games. We perform thorough analysis based on those observations. There have been cases in the past, admittedly, where we didn’t gather sufficient data for certain characters, and that resulted in certain game imbalances. Patches are something we’d definitely like to be able to do, if possible.” — Masahiro Sakurai
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