Masahiro Sakurai “not thinking of a sequel” to Super Smash Bros.
In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, Masahiro Sakurai was asked if he’s already pondering the next game for Super Smash Bros. but he’s currently undecided on what’s next.
“I am not thinking of a sequel. I am not thinking of it every time. However, I can’t say with certainty that this would be the end of Smash,” he told Famtisu, but he’d likely be involved if there was.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate debuted in late 2018
- Kingdom Hearts‘ Sora was the last DLC fighter
- Total sales topped 24.77m as of June 30, 2021
- He’s also ended his bi-weekly Famtisu column
’No successor’: “I currently don’t see a path where Smash can be produced without myself,” and said they “did actually try leaving it to someone else, but it didn’t go well.” Sakurai created Kirby too.
Figuring it out: Should Super Smash Bros. continue then he’d have to hold a “debate on whether it will succeed or not” with Nintendo. For now, he plans to lie low for a time to let the dust of Ultimate settle.