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[HISTORY] Yuji Naka on Trying to get a Mario/Sonic Collaboration on GameCube; Miyamoto Wanted Sonic for Smash Melee

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#1 Ngamer01

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 07:43 AM

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This comes from a time where SEGA was no longer in the console manufacturing business, during the GameCube, XBox, and PS2 era.  From Yuji Naka:

 


“So yes it is true. Back in the day I did go to Kyoto to visit Nintendo and wanted to have a meeting with Mr. Miyamoto and figure out could we make a game maybe with Mario and Sonic together. Although those original conversations happened about three years before the Olympics game came out, we weren’t able to really make a game that featured Sonic and Mario back from that original conversation, but because we had those conversations, it kind of kicked off future conversations with Nintendo which afterwards led to the Olympic game coming out.

 

The original Sonic becoming a part of the Smash Bros. game was also part of that conversation. During the GameCube development for Smash Bros., he really wanted to get Sonic into that game, but it was just too late in the development process and couldn’t get it in for GameCube, but they did move forward and put Sonic in for the Wii version.”



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 01:18 PM

It's interesting that both guests in Brawl were actually intended for Melee at some point, but in both cases development was too late to add them.

That also means Japan totally squandered their vote for a new character in Brawl by voting Sonic. DAMMIT JAPAN.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 02:03 PM

It's interesting that both guests in Brawl were actually intended for Melee at some point, but in both cases development was too late to add them.

That also means Japan totally squandered their vote for a new character in Brawl by voting Sonic. DAMMIT JAPAN.

 

I don't get what u mean by Japan "squandering their vote for a new character." Sonic was a great addition, and Snake was trying to get in since SSBM and was badass in Brawl, so... the only bad thing I see about this is that they didn't try to find a 3rd third-party character... instead of giving us 3 fuckin' Foxes.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 02:30 PM

They voted for a character Sega and Nintendo were apparently already going to do anyway. Ergo, squandered vote.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:44 PM

They voted for a character Sega and Nintendo were apparently already going to do anyway. Ergo, squandered vote.


But could they have really gone with SEGA, Konami, AND another 3rd party back then? 2 mighta been the max that they were willing to work with.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:49 PM

But could they have really gone with SEGA, Konami, AND another 3rd party back then? 2 mighta been the max that they were willing to work with.


IIRC the vote wasn't just for guest characters. Nintendo characters were also eligible.

What I'm saying is, Japan should have voted for Ridley. :3





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