Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai isn’t sure about the future of the series, but what he does know is that he plans to lay low for a while. Unfortunately for those of you who hoped to see Sakurai return to his roots and maybe work on a new Kirby game, it likely won’t be the case for now, as the man needs a break. New quotes from Sakurai’s final Famitsu column have surfaced, and they’re a little bittersweet, to say the least.
When asked about what he plans to do next, Sakurai said, “I’ll probably lay low for a while.” He also added, “It might even be better for you to forget about me.”
The nerve of this guy. We see that bittersweet smile on the Famitsu cover, Sakurai! I’m sure we could go another 10 or 20 years, and fans will never forget him and the work he put into the beloved Super Smash Bros. series. However, he did promise in his final Famitsu column that he’ll “be careful not to fade out like that,” so perhaps we’ll see him somewhere else in the future. It’s clear that Sakurai needs a nice long break before even considering his next work. When asked whether he’ll work on another game, Sakurai said that he’s currently not in a stage, let alone a condition, to say what he’ll do next.
In any case, we hope that Masahiro Sakurai gets all the rest he needs, and we also hope that he keeps his promise not to disappear after lying low for a while. Maybe we can get Katsuhiro Harada to invite Sakurai to his bar for another talk session.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is immediately available for Nintendo Switch.