Sakurai explains why Goku didn’t make it into the last Smash Bros

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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Sakurai reveals Ike to be his favourite Smash Bros character

In a recent interview with Famitsu magazine, acclaimed video game designer Masahiro Sakurai has revealed Fire Emblem‘s Ike to be his favourite character in the Smash Bros series. He went on to say the following:

“Well, all the characters have their good and bad counterparts. A player normally uses this kind of information in order to create his/her own unique style of fighting. But who needs strategy when you can just SMASH them off the screen? I mean, Are you really going to beat classic mode level 9.0 with Olimar? [laughs].

Sakurai then pinky sweared he’s not gonna make another Smash Bros game ever again in his life.