Sakurai: Roster Finalized 2 Years Ago
This is sort of old news, but in an article on Gamerant, Masahiro Sakurai talked about the development of Super Smash Bros. 4 and said that the final roster was finalized two years ago. All of those campaigns and petitions for certain characters to be in the game (including Krystal)? Unfortunately, they couldn't be used. Not because Sakurai doesn't care about fan requests, but because it takes so long to make a game. It takes a while to balance every single character and their interactions with each other. Because of this, the character lineup must be finalized a great deal in advance.
So Sakurai wants to tell you guys "no hard feelings". Maybe next time, or in DLC if they can test it properly.
He’s LYING! Krystal has to be in the game! They wouldn’t leave her out again. Not this time! Don’t give up, people! Fight for Krystal! FIGHT! Oh God….. Oh God….. Oh God….. *breaks down in tears*
Hi. I do honestly hope for your own sake that you aren’t entirely being serious right now. (I wouldn’t want you to actually cry.) It’s not that big of a deal that Krystal isn’t a playable character in the game. I mean, she’s still a trophy, and there might be a Star Fox Easter Egg with her. If there is, I’m sure we’ll post about it.
this is why you should take things in a grain of salt. I was not expecting Krystal to be in the game since the beginning. Although I would have loved her to be in the game (she would have been my main), I am perfectly fine with the final roster. But don’t worry I am sure there will be another smash brothers in the future, there are still more potential characters to be in smash. Also consider there will be a new star fox coming soon and that will bring life back to the franchise. Cheers!
Only way she can be in there for sure is either via DLC or, much like how Brawl Vault does it, via modding, either of which will make it a reality either way. Ugh…
it’s okay that krystal is not in the game, they (sora ltd. and Nintendo) probably did this ahead of time before that survey come out, it didn’t seem other countries have a vote and say in it, because I remember that it was strictly Japanese only, unless you have to spam it up in his (mr. sakuri) facebook or tritter account for those character you want as. anyway I was quite disappointed in the new smash game with the new cast of character, but hey they might be good in some way. Krystal might be at lease in a dlc, if Nintendo wants to support the dlc thing. For now to play as krystal, you can play her in the brawl mods and hopefully anytime soon the mod community will find a way to add character to it’s own slot and have it’s own move set.
The thing to remember with DLC is that adding a new character would take lots of testing and rebalancing (and money). DLC fighting stages would be easier.
It’s unfortunate. But there’s always hope for DLC which the chances are very likely. Besides, we’re happy that we’re getting a new Starfox Wii U game next year which I’m certain Krystal will be back in that game. Besides, with said and Myamoto saying that 2015 is going to be the year of Starfox, we could see more than just the Wii U game itself. We can see some Starfox related content like DLC for SSB4(possibility to inclyde Krystal and Wolf as playable characters), Fox being a guest character for Mario Kart 8(I would love to see that since they have Villager and Link in there), a Starfox Miiverse community, new DLC content for Starfox Wii U, and likely new Amiibo figurines for Starfox Wii U. Anyway, for Krystal, I will continue supporting her so that one day she’ll finally make it into a Smash Bros. game as a playable character. So I’m not giving up on it and neither all of us Krystal fans.
Even if the characters were finalized 2 years ago…Krystal has been a highly demanded character for years, before Brawl came out. If she’s not in the game, it’s not because Sakurai didn’t have the time to put her in there, it’s because he decided he didn’t want her in there.
i was thinking, hours after the japanese release of brawl, the entire world alredy knew the entire character roster, and those kinds of spoilers pissed off sakurai, so maybe this time, he decided to not make available the entire roster until the u.s. an eu release, some kind of: let the rest of the world have some surprises too, that can explain why the roster seems to lack at least 5 characters, something similar to what happen to the naboo n-1 secret fighter in rogue squadron 64,that was made available month after the release of the game, but maybe im wrong…
Ok well that just means we need to start the petition for the next game now