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With the keyblade wielder in the hands of fans, just two weeks ago Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s content updates came to an end with its final Fighter Pass character Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series. Masahiro Sakurai’s break may not have started yet as the development team of the game is slowly disbanding, but that hasn’t stopped the media and fans from asking questions about the director’s future.

In a new interview with Famitsu highlighting the game creator’s coverage from over the years, the publication’s interviewer asked Mr. Sakurai about plans for another Smash Bros. sequel after Ultimate. In the past, Sakurai’s stance on the latest Nintendo Switch title has always been that it could possibly be his last. However, his opinion on both the series’ future and his involvement seems to still be completely undetermined.


“I am not thinking of a sequel. I am not thinking of it every time. However, I can’t say with certainty that this would be the end of Smash,” Mr. Sakurai had to say. “I need to think whether I must release a Smash game or not, even if I have to do something that would disappoint users.”


Interestingly, Sakurai notes that at one point he did attempt to leave the series to someone else, however, the result sadly did not end well. Sakurai is thinking about the future of Super Smash Bros. and plans to have extensive discussions with Nintendo on where it should be taken next with or without him.

“I currently don’t see a path where Smash can be produced without myself,” Mr. Sakurai told Famitsu.


Sakurai, picturing himself in Dream Land where he can take more than a week’s worth of vacation days.


When more news from Famitsu and Mr. Sakurai make the rounds, we’ll be sure to let you all know. In the meantime, while we await more news on what the creator is planning to do next, have you been checking out his newest cat videos on Twitter? They’re rather adorable!


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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.