'Super Smash Bros. 4' rumors: Latest update signals delay for 'Super Smash Bros. 5?'

(Nintendo)The characters on 'Super Smash Bros. 4'

The surprise release of version 1.1.5 of "Super Smash Bros. 4" on Mar. 16 could mean "Super Smash Bros. 5" is still in the early stages of development.

The update to the Nintendo game exclusive for Nintendo 3DS and WiiU modules came as a surprise to gamers as it was believed in February that "Super Smash Bros. 5" is on its way. On Feb. 9, Nintendo published a statement by the game's creator Masahiro Sakurai following the release of version 1.1.4.

Aside from announcing the availability of two new fighters Corrin and Bayonetta, he also said, "At last, the development on Smash 4 has ended!!" He also thanked those who helped him with the game and the fans for the support to the franchise and said, "I'm happy I can finally take an extended vacation."

The developers have yet to comment on this, but it has led many to believe that the company has encountered some problems in the newest installation, so they updated the latest version instead.

When it comes to downloading the update, however, many of the players did not mind the waiting time as the improvements have definitely made the gaming experience better.
Multiple reports say that improvements include game balance and bug fixes requiring a substantial 329 MB free space on SD card and 3.1 GB on WiiU. For those who have previously installed version 1.1.4, only 160 MB free space is required.

The update also includes small tweaks and adjustments to the characters. Some of the improvements shared by players on Smashboards include increased heelslide hit and witch time in Bayonetta; reduced counter surge, walk speed and run speed in Corrin; increased Fsmash, Dsmash, and Usmash by Duck Hunt; increased jab damage and wizard's foot ground damage by Ganondorf; and increased weight and run speed by Mewtwo.

The character with most improvements is Kirby whose attacks have been increased, damage decreased, and charging time decreased.

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