The next title in the Super Smash Bros. series is far-off into 2014 but we’ll still hear some details from time to time like Captain Olimar’s reveal. Although today’s news might sadden some players if they were looking for something akin to Brawl‘s story mode.
Creator Masahiro Sakurai recently wrote in a column for Weekly Famitsu about details on the upcoming title. One thing he mentioned was that there’ll be no story mode or CG cut-scenes to accompany.
Sakurai’s reasoning behind it was against people who upload cutscenes to YouTube so you don’t have to play the game to experience them. Sakurai’s quote follows:
“You can only truly wow a player the first time he sees [a cutscene]. I felt if players saw the cutscenes outside of the game, they would no longer serve as rewards for playing the game, so I’ve decided against having them.”
Rest assured, the 3DS version will have some style of single-player mode that “act as a separate mode from the standard versus play” according to Sakurai.
It might sound like a bummer but the Subspace Emissary from Super Smash Bros. Brawl wasn’t the most exciting game but as long as they have a regular Arcade-style mode, I’ll be happy.