One thing that I have wondered about Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U ever since I heard about the game was if the same playable characters will be available for both versions. Thanks to Now Gamer, I have the answers.
During the interview, Now Gamer spoke to Masahiro Sakurai about Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U. If you did not know before, Masahiro Sakurai is the video game designer of the Super Smash Bros series.
“Fundamentally we’re going to have the same characters on both systems,” said Sakurai. “If there was a character you couldn’t play on Wii U but you could play on 3DS, or vice versa, that’s rough for consumers.”
I agree. I would hate to purchase Super Smash Bros for 3DS and miss out on any exclusive characters for the Wii U version. I’m glad with his decision to have all of the playable characters available to use in both versions of the game.
( Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U Character List )
Still, there are differences between both versions of the game. One of these differences is the appearance of characters. Although I prefer the high definition look of characters from the Wii U screenshots, I do not mind the 3DS ones. The black colored outline is said to help players see their character clearly due to the smaller screen.