Super Smash Bros. Ultimate May be the best crossover video game ever made, but for the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, it has been anything but easy over the years.
Health issues and issues with adding certain fighters aside – whenever he appeared on a show, conducted an interview, or posted something on social media, he had to be extremely careful there some Fans would speculate about anything he said and associate it with the next fighter or collaboration to come to Nintendo’s all-star brawler on the Switch. Obviously an era is coming to an end from this week – with the final Kingdom Hearts’ DLC fighter Sora is now available.
In other words, Sakurai can now tell a little bit more about his personal life and love of video games without the fans thinking All he posts on Twitter is a hint. We are sure that this will not stop some, but if you’ve kept an eye on the development cycle, it’s pretty clear at this point that Smash is done – at least for now.
So what’s his first game-related photo development after Smash Ultimate? It’s a photo of one Between us Toy next to his cat. Just remember, if he had posted that type of photo earlier this month, the entire smash fandom could have gone into a complete meltdown. Hell, it’s still pretty nice admittedly, as he acknowledges one of the most popular multiplayer releases of the past few years.
So there you have it – Sakurai is now happy to post what he likes (in terms of games) without worrying about fans taking this as a clue. Well, we’re sure it won’t stop some people from speculating, but if Sakurai is happy to post these kinds of things on his twitter page now, then that’s good for him!
In addition to Smash Bros., Sakurai will soon finish his Famitsu columns, which he has been writing since 2003. It really is the end of the era. Fortunately, he is not going to retire (at least completely) from the video game industry – and reiterated earlier this year that he would not be retiring after Ultimate. What would you like to see next from Sakurai, aside from a well-deserved break? Leave a comment below.