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There is no other Nintendo legend like Masahiro Sakurai. Every game the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. creator has helmed has been nothing short of spectacular, but on his side time from gaming and creating, the director has been a prominent writer for the Japanese magazine Famitsu. Publishing well over 600 column pieces, Masahiro Sakurai has been writing for Famitsu for almost 18 years now, but most prominently since Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U were in development.

After a portion of Famitsu’s upcoming monthly magazine leaked online, a spur of rumors circulated claiming that Mr. Sakurai was considering early retirement from the games industry. No need to fear those who jumped the gun because those words are unconfirmed. Thanks to PushDustIn who has been translating Sakurai’s work for years clarified that the rumor stating that the director was retiring is not referring at all to his game development days, but instead is pointing to the fact that Sakurai might be exiting Famitsu as a bi-weekly writer.



Will Masahiro Sakurai’s Famitsu column be coming to an end soon? As PushDustIn has said, we should all wait for an official confirmation once the next issue of Famitsu is published. When more news surrounding Masahiro Sakurai makes the rounds we will be sure to let you all know! Thank you to PushDustIn for always being on top of those translations!


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Written by Marc Kaliroff

Ever since owning a cobalt blue Game Boy Advance, Nintendo is his preferred way of gaming. Marc is a journalist, creative writer, and video producer. While his focus may be on providing news, he spends his days preparing reviews for games of the present and past.