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Submitted by Pozzle 1006d ago | news

Why Masahiro Sakurai's bum right arm is hindering work on the new Smash Bros.

In the column he regularly writes for Famitsu magazine, Masahiro Sakurai (creator of both Kirby and the Smash Bros. series) mentioned pain in his right arm and hand last month. This week, he reported on the full diagnosis, and from the sounds of things, it's an enormous pain. (Masahiro Sakurai, Super Smash Bros., Wii U)

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Snookies12  +   1006d ago
Well that sucks to hear for him, hope he feels better soon.
Knight_Crawler   1006d ago | Immature | show
PopRocks359  +   1006d ago
Poor guy. And he's still trying to do all of his jobs. Gotta appreciate his work ethic.
majiebeast  +   1006d ago
Yeah but now he just needs to rest before this results in permanent damage to his arm. If there is a good reason to delay a game its personal health.
Jadedz  +   1006d ago
Wtf Iwata O_o?
Don't you overwork him!

linktothefuture1   1006d ago | Spam
ps3_pwns  +   1006d ago
excuses excuses he better get back on that dev kit so I can play some smash wii u and 3ds. pokemon will last me a long time but not forever!
3-4-5  +   1006d ago
Good thing the 3DS has more than 2 games worth playing otherwise you would be screwed right ????
MNGamer-N  +   1006d ago
Sounds like he has played too many video games over the years and and has videotendonitis!
baldulf  +   1006d ago
He can't delegate on anyone really? It's the fourth Smash Bros we are talking here, not like he is reinventing the wheel.
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PraxxtorCruel  +   1006d ago
Well I have and continue to play Pokemon and how many iterations have they had now? Never get bored of it, so if the market demands so be it.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1006d ago

According to some of the interviews,
the Next Smash Brothers is going to be different.

Here is a Link to IGN art.:

"I intend to change direction a little as we go," Sakurai said, indicating his desire to possbily find a new mechanic or idea to drive two new entries in the series. "The key to that's going to be its dual support for 3DS/Wii U."- Masahiro Sakurai
coolasj  +   1006d ago
What makes directors, directors, is the work they do. If Kojima delegated all of his stuff to someone else, it wouldn't really be a "Kojima Productions" game. Would it?
rainslacker  +   1006d ago
Directors on games mostly delegate work to other people, as their time is spread out between meetings for design and issues that arise, and with investors and publishers. Same with project leads for programming and art or whatever. Their job description is pretty much in it's title...they direct.

I've heard many accounts of some of the higher ups on the design teams actually saying they wished they could go back and just do some programming or creating art.
truechainz  +   1006d ago
I'm gonna need every doctor to stop what they are doing and help his arm! jk of course but I do hope he doesn't overdo it. Health is more important than getting this game out.
CaptainYesterday  +   1006d ago
Hopefully he's going to be alright he needs to take some more time off not worry about Smash Bros right now.
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kirbyu  +   1006d ago
Great! Just simply terrific! First, a game I don't care about (Kid Icarus) delays the production of this, then I hear there might not be new characters, and now Sakurai breaks his arm. It's like God does not want SSB4.

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