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Sakurai explains how Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta came to be in Smash Bros.

by rawmeatcowboy
23 December 2015
GN Version 5.0

Coming from Masahiro Sakurai...


- was picked as a roster addition because he’s the most popular Final Fantasy character by far
- since Cloud holds the huge Buster Sword with one hand lightly, that means he excels in all of power, speed, and range
- with such stats he would be breaking the game balance
- the team made his moveset to be heavily based on swinging
- Limit Break was added to represent Final Fantasy VIl


- Sakurai thought they were adding too many characters from Fire Emblem
- after speaking with the development staff, he was assured that Corrin would make for an interesting fighter


- top choice in votes in terms of a character Nintendo could actually negotiate to have in the game
- had some problems in terms of moving her from Bayonetta to Smash Bros.
- this is why she's a combo-oriented character
- also had trouble not raising the game's rating due to Bayonetta's sexual nature