Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director Unsure About Future Sequels
The Nintendo Switch has seen much success thanks to its robust library of high-quality games, with one key title being Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That release served as a cumulative summation of every fighter, stage, and item included in the series history, as well as numerous new additions. With the recent reveal of Sora from Kingdom Hearts as the final DLC fighter, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s development appears to finally be over. As fans look to the future of the series, so too is the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director. However, a direct sequel appears to be far off and in need of planning before that work even begins.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai recently spoke with Famitsu Magazine (translated by VGC) about the latest Smash Bros. game as well as the series’ future. In regard to the latter, Sakurai stated that while he cannot definitively say there won’t be another Super Smash Bros. game, he is not currently thinking about a sequel game. Explaining his thought process, Sakurai further suggested he wishes to think more about whether or not a new game should be made, at the risk of disappointing fans. In regards to his future participation in the series, Sakurai had this to say:
“I can’t see any way to produce Smash Bros. without me. To be honest, I’d like to leave it to someone else, and I’ve actually tried that, but it hasn’t worked out. If we’re going to continue with the series, Nintendo and I need to discuss and seriously consider how to make it a success.”
Nintendo has traditionally only ever released one Super Smash Bros. game per console generation, and with the Switch’s success and lack of certainty regarding any new hardware, a new Super Smash Bros. game seems quite far off. As for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director, Sakurai has notoriously worked himself to a fault for the sake of the most recent game, even working at times whilst hooked up to an IV. Sakurai has more than earned a good long rest. Whatever the future of the series ends up looking like, it may need to accept that nothing could possibly top that which Ultimate has achieved. Talk about a Final Smash move flex.
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