In a recent interview with Video Gamer, Masahiro Sakurai said that he and the team at Nintendo “aren’t working on anything at the moment” when it comes to paid downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.
Much of this decision, Sakurai notes, stems from the fact that he doesn’t want players to feel as though the company cut content from an otherwise complete product in order to be able to make some quick cash down the line through something like individual character sales.
Since Super Smash Bros. 4 already sports a massive roster of over 50 characters that spans Nintendo’s long life and many of the intellectual properties associated with the title have been around for so long, it’s understandable that a large portion of fan favorite characters couldn’t be included in the game’s final roster.
This is certainly an interesting take on how to handle–or not handle, I suppose–premium DLC. To check out the full interview, be sure to check out Video Gamer’s full interview.