Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS – No Story Mode or Cut Scenes

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According to the game creator, Masahiro Sakurai, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS will not have any story mode or cut scenes.

Sakurai said to Famitsu,

“Unfortunately, the movie scenes we worked hard to create were uploaded onto the internet. 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.”

Instead of the cutscens, video sequences are going to be spread out and will include introductory videos for the Villager, Mega Man, and Wii Fit Trainer lady. In addition, the characters will have the ability to be customized to an extent, and will alter character performance.

3DS customizations having the ability to be transferred over to the Wii U version is another consideration.

Instead of a story mode, the 3DS version will include a feature acting as a “separate mode from the standard versus play.” Both 3DS and Wii U versions of the game will include different stages.

The Wii U version of the game will contain home console game-themed stages while the 3DS version will come with portable game-themed stages.

The game is scheduled for release sometime next year for Wii U and 3DS.

What are your thoughts about omitting cut scenes and story mode?