Submitted by MakiManPR 606d ago | news

Sounds As Though Smash Bros Designer's Arm Injury Is Getting Worse

Smash Bros designer Masahiro Sakurai has revealed to Famitsu that his right arm injury appears to be getting worse and his condition is now affecting his left arm as well. (Nintendo DS, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Wii U)

R00bot  +   607d ago
He's overworking himself. He needs to take some time off, or have shorter shifts.
This is a common thing in Japan, they have a word for death from overworking.
They just work themselves too much. Hopefully he realises that he needs to take a rest.
-Foxtrot  +   606d ago
No offence but why did he take on the console version AND the handheld version at the SAME time.

He should of just done the 3DS version next year or something...it's not like the 3DS needs Smash Bros. The Wii U needs it more and it would of been better to separate them so we get two Smash Bros experiences this year and next.

Not to mention both versions being the best they can be.
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wonderfulmonkeyman  +   606d ago
No idea, but my guess is he really just loves the series that much.
He's showing dedication and passion above and beyond the call of a paycheck...
Geekman  +   606d ago
Knowing Nintendo, the 3DS version probably WILL be delayed until 2015.
WiiUsauce  +   605d ago
First time I'm agreeing with you.
StockpileTom  +   606d ago
karoshi was it? Dunno I'm rusty on that... Anyway I wonder what tendon is causing the problem. I know there is a non-essential wrist tendon that not everyone is born with but I doubt it would be that one...

I feel for the guy because tendons can really lay some hurt on you. I partially tore my left achilles tendon last May and I'm still recovering from it.
MNGamer-N  +   606d ago
Why can't they shift some of the duties over to other designers? I'm sure he is not the only capable person working on the project? Workers' Compensation after this.
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mohuzas  +   606d ago
They tried several times, that's why Namco is developing Smash, but Sakurai is stubborn
coolasj  +   606d ago
He won't let anyone else do it. For example, he himself is the sole authority on balance values. He has said before that he prefers to do it himself instead of explaining it to someone else.

He's burning himself out, and that benefits nobody.
linkenski  +   606d ago
He needs a LONG break after Smash 4 IMO. I don't want his gaming career to ruin his health because of his injury.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   606d ago
Yeah, and during that down time, he could use it to train someone to see and do things the way he does them.
Hands-off training, of course.
That way he won't have to take on this kind of work load solo ever again...
persona4chie  +   606d ago
Yeah if the problem is getting so bad then he needs to take some time off, its just a video game if it needs to be delayed them so be it no game is worth sometimes life
Concertoine  +   606d ago
Thats unfortunate. I met a guy on red dead once, he played xbox with one arm after losing the other in a car wreck. He had some way of operating the left triggers and glued a popsicle stick to the left stick which he operated with his chin.
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