Sakurai Explains Why the Ice Climbers Aren’t in Smash Bros. 4

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Some of you may be wondering why the Ice Climbers didn’t make the cut in the Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS roster. Masahiro Sakurai of Nintendo has explained that and more in his weekly Famitsu column.

Sakurai started off by saying there were characters he worried about not making it into the Super Smash Bros. Brawl successor. One of those was Ice Climbers. Initially, the Ice Climbers were planned to be included in the game, and were running smoothly on the Wii U version of the game during testing, but things went awry when they were eventually ported to the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.

But wait…There still might be hope for the Ice Climbers in Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

Nah…just kidding.

Later on in his column, Sakurai brought up debugging and release dates for the game. Many people would’ve liked to see Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS launch together, but simultaneous development of the two titles would’ve resulted in the game being released at a later date, most likely in early 2015. To prevent this, Sakurai and his team worked on getting the 3DS version of the game out earlier so that they could focus their attention on the Wii U version thus avoiding many problems that could’ve occured.

What are your thoughts on Sakurai not bringing the Ice Climbers to Smash Bros.? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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