So, How Does Mega Man Figure Into the Adventure Mode Story of Super Smash Bros.?

3DS_SmashBros_scrnNew02_02_E3Well, to put it simply: He doesn't. Now, before anyone goes flying of the handle about this, hear us out: In an interview with Polygon, director Masahiro Sakurai explains that the forthcoming Super Smash Bros. titles for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U won't have the same sort of Adventure Mode experienced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but that doesn't mean there won't be any fun had with the vast range of characters featured in the game's roster.

There will be a single player [campaign], but it won't be like the [Subspace Emissary] mode in Brawl," Sakurai explained. That game's adventure mode offered a series of unlockable movies that explained the Subspace Emissary plot. "One thing we can do with the Smash Bros. series that's unique to us — because we have all these different disparate characters brought together — is we can create that sort of fan-movie experience as a special gift. But now those things are posted on the internet, it doesn't really become a gift for people who played the game."

"What we decided this time around, we're just going to have [those movies unlocked] from the beginning," Sakurai said. "We're going to have a movie for Wii Fit Trainer, The Villager and Mega Man and they'll be viewable right at the beginning, you can watch those right away."

So we'll still be getting some fun videos featuring the characters interacting, but it sounds like the Adventure Mode might be more akin to what was seen in Super Smash Bros. Melee than the grand, sweeping epic of Brawl.

But which version would you prefer? Sonic was a late arrival last time, but there would have been plenty of time to feature him (should be make an encore appearance) and Mega Man this time out, had they chosen that path.

Source: via GoNintendo