Rumour: Leaked ‘Super Smash Bros. Universe’ fact sheet
An image has been making its rounds on the Internet, which is purported to be a leaked fact sheet for the next Super Smash Bros. game – or Super Smash Bros. Universe, as it is titled in the document.
It’s highly likely to be fake, as evidenced by the lack of Kirby in Sakurai’s signature, but the document’s validity isn’t entirely out of the question – it wouldn’t be unreasonable for the Project Sora team to be planning their next big project, as Kid Icarus: Uprising is no doubt in the final stages of development at this point.
That said, the resolution is too low for any of the text to be legible, even if I could read Japanese, but it hasn’t stopped the following “translation” from popping up on 4chan.
The first line says:
>When universes collide (?) Sheet.
Random points of interest from the bulleted text:
> (?) to get some ideas off my chest. Hoping that they will be taken into consideration. The writer suggests that some of his ideas made there way into Brawl. One of which was the sticker stat increasing system found in the SSE.
>Neku from TWEWY was mentioned in one of the later paragraphs, but it was a reference to gameplay elements from TWEWY rather than talking about Neku himeself. The writer thought thatsomething like the badges in TWEWY could be used for a character, although he didn’t specify who.
> remove tripping. It (?) received well.
> 3 party support worked out. (?) more in the next installment.
> Mario franchise has experienced tremendous growth since last installment and should reflect that.
>Metroid: Other M expanded on Samus and Ridley. Something about how Samus doesn’t need to be slow anymore. Other M and Zero Mission show her as a fast warrior and she needs to be represented as such in next installment.
> (?) characters from Sega
> Konami and Square Enix are mentioned in the lower bulleted parts, but I can’t make out any context.
>He feels that the Mother and F-zero franchises are finished and he has no ideas for them.
In my opinion, this was a blank idea sheet sent to Sakurai’s staff. They then filled it out and sent it back to him. One of them must have took some snapshots of it before handing his/her sheet in.
It all seems rather fishy, and even if it was real, this document doesn’t tell us anything besides the game’s name.
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