Smash Brothers Next and Guest Characters

By on June 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Smash Brothers fans found out during Nintendo’s press conference on Tuesday that the company has begun work on a new game in the series. This game will be for both the Wii U and the 3DS, and will have some connectivity between the two versions.

IGN interviewed the game’s producer on the topic of guest characters, and Capcom came up in the discussion.

“I can’t say that it’s entirely out of the realm of possibility that some Capcom character could appear in the next Smash Bros. The big problem, though, comes from the idea of trying to get characters from a completely different universe to fit with the style that has been dictated by Nintendo’s characters in a fighting game.

“In fact, I actually think it’s a miracle that we got Smash Bros. and all the Nintendo characters to work together in the first place. Especially when you bring Pokemon into the mix and a lot of the complications that are caused by that being an almost completely different entity on its own, it’s really something. So this is something that obviously will come up more as we get started on the new Smash Bros. development, but keeping those things in mind I think is important.”

Sounds like a bunch of hogwash to me. What do you guys think? Licensing is obviously a much bigger issue than “making characters work together” in a giant crossover game.