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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.

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R00bot954d 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.

-Foxtrot954d ago (Edited 954d 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.

wonderfulmonkeyman954d 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...

Geekman953d ago

Knowing Nintendo, the 3DS version probably WILL be delayed until 2015.

WiiUsauce953d ago

First time I'm agreeing with you.

StockpileTom954d 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-N954d ago (Edited 954d 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.

mohuzas954d ago

They tried several times, that's why Namco is developing Smash, but Sakurai is stubborn

coolasj954d 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.

linkenski954d 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.

wonderfulmonkeyman954d 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...

persona4chie954d 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

Concertoine953d ago (Edited 953d 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.