We expect everyone and their Duck Hunt Duo to see now Super Power Bros. Ultimate World of Light trailer (you know, the one where all your favorite nice Nintendo characters were destroyed in the bloody rays of light, forcing you to cuddle up to your loved ones thanks to sheer stress and heartache). Well, if you saw it, you might be wondering why Kirby was the only hero chosen to survive in the Nintendo Apocalypse. This puzzle has been answered.
At first, many suggested that this might be the case, because director Masahiro Sakurai has an obvious soft spot for the character – he still created a charming pink spot – but in fact he is much more concerned with the game’s playing ability and common sense common sense can go into the game about fictional princesses, lizards and electric rodents breaking each other into bits). Sakurai revealed the true reasoning in his latest column of Famitsu, kindly translated by people in Source Gaming:
“We needed a solid, convincing reason why this character could overtake Galeem. All fighters with “normal” abilities were immediately disqualified. Given that his attack engulfed the ends of the galaxy, only a vehicle that could ignore the laws of physics would work. Even a short teleportation distance would not be enough.
Some of you may have forgotten, but Kirby managed Warp Star, as you know, because of his first game. Only this made him a pretty solid contender. The only two fighters who could survive would be Bayonetta or Paluten. However, Bayonetta's enemies from Purgatory (hellish world) were turned into Spirits, so she would have no reason to flee. Other divine beings like Hades also turned into Spirits, so Palutena also could not survive.
So, as it turned out, to be the only one who is able to use Warp Star really has its advantages, but there are other reasons why Kirby was also a chosen star. As you know, the survival of Kirby makes him become the first game character in the "World of Light" mode. Sakurai shows that it is important that this first character is “simple and easy to use,” allowing players to master their gameplay. Forcing players to jump directly with Bayonetta or Palutena would make things too difficult, so Kirby was a natural choice.
If you want to read the rest of the translation in English, you can find it here.
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