"From a game design perspective, and based on the elimination process, Kirby was the obvious choice."
Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Kirby and director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, has revealed why Kirby was the only character to survive the attack on our beloved characters in Ultimate's World of Light story mode.
Speaking to Famitsu, via Source Gaming, Sakurai explained why, from all the 74 characters in Smash's roster, Kirby was the only one who survived in the first kinematic world of light.
Many have assumed that this was because he is the creator of the Kirby character, but he explains that "from a game design perspective, and based on an elimination process, Kirby was the obvious choice."
While the team needed a "convincing reason why the aforementioned character could eradicate Galeem," most characters with "normal" abilities were immediately disqualified. In view of this attack, "the ends of the galaxy" enclosed, only a vehicle that "believed the laws of physics" could work.
Kirby, thanks to its trusted Warp Star, has the ability to wedge and it makes the most credible reason why he would be the one who would escape and live to fight another day and save his friends.
Sakurai also reveals that the other two characters that might have stood a chance were Bayonetta or Palutena. However, the enemies of Bayonetas from Purgatorio were converted into Spirits and "other divine beings like Hades" did not survive, so that these two signs simply could not do it.
Finally, he wanted a sign that was easy and easy to use to start one, and "as you may have seen in The Smashing Life, Kirby was voted the grade they should play first. I really had no choice but Kirby. "
In the same interview, Sakurai also promised players will receive an advanced spirit when they play for the first time and that one day a patch that will fix the replay system will be necessary for those who bought the physical version.
Another interesting fact from this interview comes from Japanese name for the world of light ̵
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which has become the best pre-selling Smash Bros. and the Nintendo Switch title will be released December 7th, and we've put together a handy guide to everything you need to know about the world of light story mode.
Adam Bankhurst is a newswriter for IGN who can not wait to tell his brother that he wrote about Kirby because he is his favorite. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.