In a short interview with 1up, Smash Bros series producer Masahiro Sakurai had one extremely interesting thing to say about the development of the next generation Smash Bros games (for Wii U and 3DS); They haven’t even started yet!
“We’ve got no plans whatsoever,” he said. “We’ve got two new games out in the open when there’s no extra time to work with them at all. It makes me cringe, and I’m not sure it’s the smartest thing to make gamers wait for several years, but the early announcement was made chiefly in order to attract new team members.”
Does that leave the new project on shaky ground? Sakurai seems to think so, saying;
“With previous projects I had a game design document in place before forming a team, but with this I don’t have time for that. I won’t be able to look at every aspect of the game and balance out all the characters by myself this time. I’m trying to think about how this is going to work out, but probably I’ll have to discuss it with my future development team. The future of this project really depends on the people I can get involved with it.”
It should be years before the release of the new Smash game, so don’t expect any news on it for quite some time.