A Super Smash Bros single player mode could be in the works, if the rumors surrounding a recent screen shot are accurate. It has already been stated that the game will not be getting a story mode, due to game director Masahiro Sakurai’s frustration over YouTube leaks.
Those leaks may have been one of the reasons behind Nintendo grabbing all revenue for videos on YouTube featuring their games, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
Sakurai may have hinted at a single player mode in the latest Wii U and 3DS brawler when he posted a screenshot on Miiverse with the caption, “Where am I……?? To be clear, the new Super Smash Bros. games do not feature a story mode like The Subspace Emissary.”
Sakurai may have pointed that out because the stage design looks very similar to the Super Smash Bros Brawl story mode he mentioned. Its lack of a second character or health gauges of any kind seem very similar to the usual starting screen of a side scrolling single player game.
It could easily be that Masahiro Sakurai is simply trolling us with the screen shot, and it’s just a zoomed in image of a two-player match. This won’t stop gamers from speculating that a Super Smash Bros single player mode could very well be getting made.
If the developers of other games such as Titanfall have taught us anything, it’s that every mode built into a game could potentially ruin it if there isn’t enough attention put into it. Super Smash Bros developers have plainly stated before that every character they add to the game will make everything more complicated. The idea of a single player mode being secretly made seems unlikely with the new characters they’ve been leaking footage of over the last few months. Putting extra work into a Super Smash Bros single player mode could take much-needed attention away from the focus of new characters for the game.
Could it be that they’re done adding new fighters to the roster and are now adding the new mode because the multiplayer aspects are done? Is Super Smash Bros getting a single player mode after all?
[screen shot via IGN]