While some may draw the comparison between Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Wii U. However, Nintendo has come out to say that the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is not a Wii U port, but an entirely new game.
In an interview with USGamer, Nintendo Treehouse localization manager, Nate Bihldorff, said that the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was built from the ground up and everything is brand new.
“It’s definitely not an update,” Treehouse localization manager Nate Bihldorff tells USgamer in a conversation during E3. “It’s a brand new game built from the ground up. As far as it being a ‘sequel,’ I don’t really think of Smash Bros. games as being sequels, they’re just new Smash Bros. games. Everything has been built brand new. Of course you see returning characters and returning movesets, but that’s sort of the nature of a fighting game. You obviously want to bring in new players, but you have to satisfy core players. If I’m playing Mario and I don’t have a good Up and B, I’m going to be writing my local congressman to get it changed. It’s a tough balance, but yeah, it’s a brand new game.”
Bihldorff even continues to explain the tons of changes that are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including the improved lighting system. Sakurai even said that there were thousands of changes to the game. So looks like players are in for a good time later this year