No More Tripping In The New Smash BrosS

Good news for Smash Bros. fans: there's no tripping in the newest one.

For the uninitiated: Tripping is the colloquial term for those moments in Smash Bros. Brawl when your character runs, stumbles, falls, and is temporarily stunned. Most fans hated it. When I asked my Twitter followers what they'd like to know about the new Smash game, announced for 3DS and Wii U, the number one question was: is tripping back?

In an interview with me this morning, Smash designer Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that it's not. "To answer quite frankly, it will not return," he said through a translator.

Cool! I'll have much more from my talk with Sakurai in the near future.