With the final update to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Masahiro Sakurai is taking a well-deserved rest. Yet as the principal imaginative force behind Smash for several years, followers are already questioning what s next for him, as well as for the collection. And also he has responses. Type of.

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Sakurai consulted with Japanese publication Famitsu (via Siliconera) about his present strategies. He said he s not thinking of a sequel right now, yet he can t say with assurance that Ultimate will certainly be the last Smash Bros. video game. For the time being he appears to desire a break, though, claiming I require to believe whether I need to launch a Smash game or otherwise, also if I need to do something that would certainly dissatisfy customers. He likewise claimed he would require to seriously think about, as well as seek advice from Nintendo, on whether a future Smash would certainly be successful.

Though he can merely step away and hand another person the Smash Bros. reins, he appears hesitant to do that. I currently don t see a path where Smash can be created without myself, he claimed. Honestly, we did actually attempt leaving it to another person, yet it didn t work out.

So simply put, Sakurai appears rather certain that just he can spearhead a new Smash game, however he isn t thinking concerning it today as well as might just require a break from the collection completely.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched in 2018, with the promise that it would include every fighter to have actually ever shown up in a Smash game previously. The video game achieved that at launch, however then included 11 more competitors in succeeding years with the Fighters Pass DLC sets. Those added remarkable personalities like Banjo Kazooie, Sephiroth, and also most recently, one of the most asked for competitor, Sora from Kingdom Hearts.