Happy late new year, folks! The year so far has gone to a sort of rough start with important and saddening news like good people like David Bowie and Alan Rickman passing away and in gaming and not too important news Mighty No. 9 fans having to deal with another delay because of multiplayer issues. But there's been a rumor that one of the Nintendo NX's launch titles is Smash Bros for NX (which BTW is an awesome idea in terms of sales and launching consoles because SSB is popular). While I personally don't buy it until proven true, this launch title may be an enhanced port of the Wii U version but with a couple of additions like enhanced graphics and so on. I felt like sharing my thoughts on this possible port and what I'd like to see make it in IF this is true. After all, Sakurai made it clear that the content train for Smash 4 is coming to an end with the final DLC in Feburary and like some, I feel like Smash has enough crap in the game. Yes, he stated that he is working on a new project soon and it's possible he and Namco are going to work a little more into it for this final improvement in Smash 4 NX but it's possible that the rumors of SSB4NX are false and Sakurai really can't keep the Smash team for more stuff to be put in especially since it's profitable and there's a lot of Smash love but that's me and it's probably just a porting team with a few additional members from the main team. And there's the case of no new directs... from the Wii U and 3DS versions! So we could have a video about the NX version, if it's true!
But with that, here's my ideas for the NX version:
3DS stages in NX: With no handheld version for this port, it would be awesome to take a few stages from the 3DS game and give it that HD coat! My top 5 choices are Magicant, Pictochat 2, Rainbow Road, Prism Tower, and Mute City.
DLC content transfer: The NX would definitely be the complete version and seeing how it would be a huge pain in the ass and bank account that we have to spend more money buying stuff we already had (especially seeing how this would be an enhanced port of the Wii U game), just give us all of the bought stuff or if you can't do it somehow, make a transfer option from your Nintendo ID account that'll take all of the DLC you acquired and send it over to your NX version. This is one of the reasons why I don't want this to be true: it could be a glorified port of the Wii U but DLC is either lacking or you get it all already and DLC for Smash is NOT cheap. Characters are about $40 altogether. Bundles are usually $20 with a fighter, stage and mii costumes, although Mii wear is cheap however it's one of those cases where even you skipped having it, price overall is close to the bundle deal so why not? In this case, keep DLC as DLC but have the ability to access if you bought it already.
DLC characters having Custom Moves: A disappointing part of DLC fighters was the lack of customs. Maybe in the NX, you'd be able to equip them specials but then again, it'd be really time consuming.
Additional tunes and trophies: Simply take some of the 3DS exclusive songs and trophies and add them to the game. Go even further and reinclude cut songs from Brawl and fan requested times like Beware the Forest Mushrooms, Guile's theme and a few more FF7 tunes.
Additional Modes: Idk if Smash Run could work with the NX title unless we're fine with solo and online multiplayer. but it would be cool IMO to bring back local tournament mode. And while Sakurai stated that there won't be a Story Mode, I would like to have an Adventure Mode like in Melee but with most if not every level having a platforming section along with a traditional battle with a few hidden fights like Luigi instead of Mario, Giant Kirby and the Metal Bros. And after watching GameXplain's discussion on this, I would love to have tag team Smash! Much like the final battle in Smash Tour and PM's All Star Mode, it would be AWESOME to have different fighters act as your stock! It would be a King of Fighters like battle experience! And speaking of GameXplain, here's another topic they talked about that I never really thought about.
Amiibo usage expanded: Basically, your Amiibo can be used as like any other human player. For Co-op modes, you can use your amiibo as a partner. Or hell, have your amiibos help collect and finish your classic and all star runs as long as you haven't completed it with their character.
Ice Climbers and one of their stages: Kind of a stretch BUT seeing how the NX may operate outside of the Wii U/3DS relationship and the fact that the duo was functional in the home version, it would a blessing to many to reinclude them along with Icicle Mountain or The Summit. The only way these two wouldn't appear is if the NX had some kind of cross connection between those consoles and for these two, I don't want that to happen. Not an IC player but it does feel weird that these two aren't in Smash 4 and a piece of fighting history has disappeared although I can live without Metal Gear since it wasn't Nintendo initially although at this point, this company is better to be in than Konami right now. And while we're at it, maybe add Wolf and another ballot choice or two just to shut us up about guys we wanted in SSB4 and Bayonetta not being the real Winner. But if we do get another fighter, it'll just be the duo and I'll be cool with that!
If the NX rumor is true and Sakurai's next project is this possible port, then let us all get back on the hype train and hope that Sakurai takes a friggin' break after this!!! Love ya, Sakurai (no homo) but you have done enough in most of us Smash fans' eyes.