Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai recently had time to answer Super Smash Bros related questions with Japanese Nintendo publication, Nintendo Dream. During the interview Mr Sakurai explained the reason for the lack of Dragon Ball characters in the recent Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS, specifically the beloved main protagonist Goku.
“Dragon Ball is a big thing here [in Japan], and suggestions to add the popular hero Goku as a third-party unlockable character were already made back in Melee, but was cut out due to limitation with the Gamecube’s processing power that persisted in Brawl. The entire team was on board with the idea of adding Goku in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS, but it eventually didn’t make in again from the roster in favor of Ridley, which also had to be cut in favor of Dark Pit. Truth to be told, I’d rather see Broly than Goku in future games.”
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This sounds a bit fake. I mean, ‘processing power’? THAT’S the reason given? Come on.
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“In favor of Dark Pit” is the defining argument that pretty much proves this article to be fake. Dark Pit was planned to be a costume of Pit, but was later changed to become a separate character. This did not affect the final outcome of the number of Smash 4 characters, since we ended up getting 7 DLCs anyways, which added more characters. Also, there is absolutely no evidence that Sakurai said this quote, in fact, there is no evidence that Goku was even planned for Melee or Brawl. Sakurai would’ve talked about it a long time ago, along with all the other scrapped Melee and Brawl characters, and not now. Heck, if this article was true, why wouldn’t he talk about scrapping Goku if he talked about scrapping characters like James Bond and Balloon Fighter in Melee, and Pac-Man and Geno in Brawl? Finally, Ridley was not cut. He was not added because they would have to dismantle him so much that Ridley wouldn’t be Ridley anymore. Maybe you should do some research next time you post fake news.