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Sakurai shares details on Min Min's addition to Smash Bros. Ultimate, and moving towards the end of DLC fighter development

Min Min has arrived!
by rawmeatcowboy
15 July 2020
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Sakurai is back with his next Famitsu column, and this one goes over the addition of Min Min to Smash Bros. Ultimate. It also touches on the second wave of DLC fighters for Smash Bros. Ultimate wrapping up. Check out full details below, courtesy of translations from PushDusIn and Sephazon.

- In order to add content from upcoming games to Smash, Sakurai saw Nintendo titles that were still in development
- since it was so difficult to add a character, Sakurai decided to add Spring Man as an assist figure, and include ARMS spirits
- after it was decided to work on a second fighter’s pass, an ARMS character was settled on
- Sakurai considered making the character without any special moves at all, but then came up with something unique
- when Sakurai thinks about the project plan and then looks at the final result, he feels that Min Min truly stands out
- while he expected some difficulties to come up in development, there weren’t any major problems
- Sakurai wanted to make Min Min’s A button attack with the left arm and the B button attack with the right arm
- Sakurai thinks this shows the spirit of “ARMS'' where both arms have to be utilized simultaneously
- this creates the feeling of “ARMS,” but in the style of Super Smash Bros, as this is very important
- when working with other IPs, the new developer doesn’t necessarily have to follow the original games 100%
- the most important element is ensuring the characteristics and uniqueness of the original game shine in the new project
- there are only 5 more DLC fighters
- once they release, the continuous Smash development from Smash for 3DS/Wii U will finally come to an end
- the team is already underway developing the remaining characters, and will continue doing their best working from home
- Sakurai has ideas on how to improve the broadcast from home next time, but he's hoping the next broadcast can be recorded in a more traditional manner

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