Player customization has been in the Smash Bros. series before. Brawl allowed players to place stickers on fighters to boost various stats in single-player modes. In addition, there was also a limited, but fun, stage builder in the Wii entry. Nintendo could definitely expand the options of player choice in Smash, but Brawl was a great start. A form of customization was confirmed to be coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. We still don't know what that exactly means, but Masahiro Sakurai, the lead developer of the two titles, has talked about the feature and given us a few details.
“We’re planning for a level of customization to some degree and in some form. It’s not completely decided at this point. But it’s very important to point out that we do this in a careful way that doesn’t affect the strength and balance of the characters. One thing we’d like to do is to be able to customize the direction of attacks. But not give characters a stronger jump or a stronger or weaker attack. You can consider customizations like that possible.” — Masahiro Sakurai
I still want to customize a Mii fighter with whatever accessories and moves I so choose, but that may be a bit too hopeful. I'm excited to see where customization takes Smash Bros. in 2014.
What kind of customization do you want to see in Smash Bros.? Sound off in the comments.