Super Smash Bros. creator, Masahiro Sakurai, has spoken out about the reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
In his column in Famitsu, translated via Siliconera, Sakurai said that he's "really glad" that the roster didn't leak ahead of the reveal because the game "wouldn’t have gotten the same reception," adding that the he has the feeling that announcing that all characters are playable "may have been a Pandora’s Box that could ruin possibilities for what’s next in the series.”
Sakurai said it was "the first time I ever saw such a tremendous reception for just a game promo. The uproar was beyond encouraging."