Monday, May 16th, 2022

I can’t imagine Masahiro Sakurai’s Super Smash Bros. continuing without him

The future of Super Smash Bros. is balanced by Masahiro Sakurai’s thoughts on the following:

In an interview with a Japanese publication Famitsu IGN’s own translation, Sakurai, talked about the development of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and how it could or couldn’t continue without him.

“After the release of Sora, the final character of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, Sakurai told Famitsu,” I’m not thinking about a sequel. ” Say this is definitely the last Smash Bros. “

However, even if the team decides to develop a new Super Smash Bros. game, Sakurai admits, “Without me, I can’t find a way to make Super Smash Bros. so far.”

Super Smash Bros. is Nintendo’s ambitious fighting game series where you can fight Nintendo’s iconic characters against each other. In a recent entry, Super Smash Bros. brought in famous guest characters like Ryu, Cloud, and more recently Sora.

Nintendo has traditionally had Super Smash Bros. entries on all major consoles since the Nintendo 64. But in what direction will the series go after the Nintendo Switch life cycle? Will new entries and characters continue to exist, or will Ultimate be simply ported over and over again?

But for now, Sakurai is taking a good rest.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-Sakurai Trailer Screenshot

Just because Sakurai announced the end of his relationship with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It doesn’t mean he will stop making other games in the future. After all, he was the designer of the uprising at Kid Icarus: Nintendo 3DS.

For the final details of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, read about how the last DLC fighter, Sora, finally joined the game.

George Jan is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter @ yinyangfooey