Ahead of the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the games director, Masahiro Sakurai has answered some questions regarding the content of the coming game.
Sakurai has answered these questions on Japanese magazine Famitsu, some of the topics that have been covered are the introduction of Incineroar, Ken, Amiibo launches, trophy removals, spirits, online matchmaking, elite matches, piranha plant and how close the game is away from completion.
Just like in the last Smash Ultimate Direct, Sakurai reiterates the concentration Nintendo will be putting into the deciding factors that will determine the online matchmaking system. Sakurai says "The game is completely synchronized. Distance (between players) is a top deciding factor." The Director continues and sheds some light towards the completion of the game and Adventure Mode, "I'd like to write more about Adventure Mode if given the opportunity. The ROM is already complete." In the entirety of this post you will find each the answers to each of the categories that are mentioned above.
"I've always wanted to make a pro-wrestling character! He's voiced by Unsho Ishizuka. He recorded new lines just for this game. Again, we pray that his soul may rest in peace."
"While he may have a lot that is different from Ryu, there are players who are sensitive to the frame. Please think of him as mostly a bonus Echo Fighter.
On amiibo launches:
"It takes about a year after making the prototype for its release, so please forgive us for the wait."
"That was decided early on. I wanted to split the workforce more for other things. They required a lot more work than what people might think."
"It'll be easier to understand after playing. We'll summarize the project designs after release."
"The game is completely synchronized. Distance (between players) is a top deciding factor."
"The true game for advanced players, where they won't run into beginners and can brag about being placed among other merits."
Piranha Plant DLC:
"Will be available about a month or two after release."
"I'd like to write more about Adventure Mode if given the opportunity. The ROM is already complete."