Ever since the announcement of a new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series way back in 2011, fans of the party brawler have been wondering whether both games would share the same roster of characters. Questions like this continued as characters like The Villager and Wii Fit Trainer were revealed at E3, only to be shown for the Wii U version — to this day, neither has been shown in a screenshot from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
However, game director Masahiro Sakurai has recently confirmed that both games will feature the same character roster:
"Fundamentally we’re going to have the same characters on both systems. If there was a character you couldn’t play on Wii U but you could play on 3DS, or vice versa, that’s rough for consumers. So we want players to be able to have the same character experiences on both devices."
This news comes after the announcement that a few characters will be cut during the transition from Brawl to the newest Super Smash Bros. title, so we can be sure that no past characters will make it to one version of the game and not another.
Are you happy to hear that both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the next Super Smash Bros. will feature the same characters, or were you hoping for a few exclusives?