Nintendo Explains why Ice Climbers are absent from new Super Smash Bros. games

In a recent issue of Famitsu, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai explains why the Ice Climbers are not in the new Super Smash Bros. games.

The newest issue of Famitsu has revealed an explanation from Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. games, as to why the Ice Climbers character was deleted from the upcoming Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros.

Sakurai explains that the decision to delete the character pair was due to technical limitations and not from a dislike of the characters. While the Ice Climbers duo were able to run properly on the Wii U version of  Super Smash Bros., they were unable to function properly on the 3DS version of the title and were then deleted from both versions altogether.

The 3DS version was unable to run eight characters at once during a match, which could become a possible scenario if four players all selected the Ice Climbers character.

While fans of the Ice Climbers will have to hold out for another Smash game in the future, the wait for the next entry in the famed Nintendo fighting series won’t be long as Super Smash Bros. for 3DS comes out on October 3rd and will then be followed by a Wii U version sometime in the 4th quarter of 2014.

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