Sakurai stamps out speculation
- by Liam Doolan
Earlier this week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai uploaded a picture from the Switch entry to Twitter, featuring Pit from the Kid Icarus series (see above). It sent many of his followers into a frenzy, as the Battlefield level in the background (picturing Inkling Girl) was actually the one from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
While many thought it was likely to be an older build of Ultimate, before the game’s own unique Battlefield level had been constructed (credit to GameXplain), it also led to wild speculation that the previous Battlefield stages could be making a return as DLC. It appears this is not the case, though. Sakurai noticed how some fans responded and decided to stamp this out right away with the following English tweet:
Yesterday I posted a pic showing what looks like an old version of Battlefield. This was a dev stage we used to check how the game’s fighter models would look using a common light source, etc. You won’t find this in the final version of the game!
So, there you have it – the stage seen in Sakurai’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate screenshot is a dev stage and it can’t be found in the release version. Case closed.
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