As we discussed yesterday, Smash Bros. Ultimate took home a number of awards at the Japan Game Awards 2019, including Game of the Year. During one of his acceptance speeches, Masahiro Sakurai explained what he believes to be the reason why this installment in the series has been so successful. The translation below comes courtesy of PushDustIn.
At the Game Awards 2019, Smash Bros Ultimate broke several records. That was in thanks to the number of series that have contributed to the game. I am incredibly thankful to everyone involved. Let's look back at the pre-release countdown. Smash is truly unique...
It's true that Smash Bros. Ultimate represents an enormous amount of franchises, from first to third parties, including indies. That said, not every request for character cameos is going to be filled. Sakurai once again took a moment to address why certain character requests will never see the light of day in Smash.
I get all these kinds of requests from abroad like, "Where is my believed Iron Man?" or "where is my beloved Goku? " However, basically (Smash) will only have content from video games in it.