During Nintendo‘s exciting and rather confusing reveal of the Wii U, Satoru Iwata exitedly talked about Nintendo franchises set to be released on both Wii U and 3DS. He may have been a bit over his head.
One of said franchises was Super Smash Bros., Iwata said would be coming to both Wii U and 3DS. But development on the game hasn’t even started.
This wouldn’t be the first time Iwata has done this. The same happened when Super Smash Bros. Brawl was announced for the Wii. Way to go Iwata!
Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai decided to use his regular column in Weekly Famitsu (translated by 1UP) to clarify that a new Smash Bros. game could hardly be considered a thing yet:
“We’ve got no plans whatsoever — we’ve got two new games out in the open when there’s no extra time to work with them at all. It makes me cringe, and I’m not sure it’s the smartest thing to make gamers wait for several years, but the early announcement was made chiefly in order to attract new team members.”
Sakurai’s Project Sora studio is currently hard at work on Kid Icarus Uprising, which launches later this year.