Sakurai unsure if Smash Bros. can continue without him

Super Smash Bros. series boss Masahiro Sakurai is unsure if the franchise can continue without him.

The latest issue of Famitsu, the Japanese gaming magazine, includes an interview with Sakurai discussing the future of the fighting series after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate received Sora as the final piece of DLC last month.

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Magog577d ago

It's one attack button and one jump button. I think Nintendo can handle that without him.

Eidolon576d ago

I am pretty sure it's a hell of a lot more complex than that, but go ahead and shit on someone and something you have only the most basic level of understanding.

--Onilink--576d ago

Yeah, everyone knows real combat games have 4 different jump buttons, thats what makes them hardcore

PhillyDillyDee576d ago

Its been a minute since ive seen you spewing your nonsense here.

So if its so easy to make an arena fighter with the same level of polish and depth as smash, why has no other dev been able to do it? There’s good reason these games are called “smash clones.”

Sakurai has literally devoted his life to this game and it shows. You just dont like this type of game and are what is commonly referred to as a “hater.”

FinalFantasyFanatic576d ago (Edited 576d ago )

To be fair, some fighting games make their combat systems way too complicated, just play soul calibur 2 and then compare it to the most recent one as an example when it comes to getting too complicated, simple to learn and harder to master is fine by me.

Notellin571d ago

My boss also pretends she's responsible for the results of my work even though I only speak to her 10 times a year.

More Great Man Theory nonsense. I'm sure there is loads of talent capable of replacing this man that all work in that studio.

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Terry_B576d ago

Yeah..just like every other fighting game series that started in the nineties and its creators are gone since ages from the companies. he OKAY?

G3ng4r576d ago

Guy has created a monster that is sure to outlive him. Smash is one of the largest IPs on the planet so nintendo will eventually have to find a new director. Hopefully the new guy prefers melee to brawl.

Magog576d ago

There will definitely be another one made. Imagine having the ego to dismiss all of your coworkers that helped build the game by saying that without your contributions the series can't continue...

Pyrofire95576d ago

I was thinking, surely SOMEONE, but Sakurai really is a unique guy. He really loves his games. He learned to play two characters at the same time. He has the mind of a really dedicated player and understands really well. Smash really would be different with anyone else.

PhillyDillyDee576d ago

I think Nintendos only option is to maybe build off of Ultimate and eventually port it forward to their new consoles. Adding and balancing a new character every year or so would keep us all happy while preserving Sakurai’s swan song.

Magog576d ago

So basically what they do with all their other IPs?