Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that his team is looking into creating several customization options for the next Super Smash Bros. game. Nothing has been confirmed at this time, but Sakurai has stated that the team needs to be careful so that customization options don’t affect the strength and balance of characters. One thing specifically mentioned by Sakurai is the customization of direction attacks.
But it’s very important to point out that we do this in a careful way that doesn’t affect the strength and balance of the characters. One thing we’d like to do is to be able to customize the direction of attacks. But not give characters a stronger jump or a stronger or weaker attack.
Sakurai didn’t mention cosmetic customizations in the game, which are very popular in certain western games such as Team Fortress 2. Several different hats and other wearable items and weapons are available, with some providing a completely different play-style. Would you like to see something like this in a Smash Bros. game? Let us know in the comments below.