Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii isn't even really here yet and already folks are looking ahead to the sequel. However, since some questions just must be asked, Smash director Masahiro Sakurai was queried about the possibility of a Smash game for the Nintendo DS. Kombo has the summary.
The popularity of the Smash Bros. series has lead portable gamers to want to know if Nintendo might ever allow them to be able to Smash on the go. Sakurai's thoughts on such a project are "Seeing the success that Brawl has had with the Wii remote being playing sideways, I don't think that there are control limitations that keep it from being ported to the DS. But I personally have no plans to do this myself. If, in the future, such a thing was to be planned, it would be up to Nintendo to decide how and when and in what way they would like to create that sort of game."
The Smash games have always come off as larger than life affairs. The Smash fights are big brawls between the biggest stars in gaming on big levels and accompanied by big musical scores. Could the whole experience really be squeezed down into a worthwhile portable version? Stranger things have happened, although if such a project does come to pass I'd like to suggest the title for the little Smash right now: Super Smash Bros. Skirmish.