Random: Masahiro Sakurai Calls Cyberpunk 2077 A “Dream Game”

© CD Projekt As you likely already know, Masahiro Sakurai has a regular column in Famitsu where he talks about everything and anything related to games. In the latest one, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director took the time to reflect on CD Projekt Red’s new game Cyberpunk 2077. You see, he started out playing … Read more

Random: Sakurai Won’t Be Sharing As Many Smash Ultimate Photos Next Year

@Sora_Sakurai Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai is known on Twitter for uploading photos of Ultimate, but next year he’ll slow down. After an entire year of daily photo sharing, he’s left with no other option in order to extend the life of his photo sharing. Apparently, he still more has more than 100 shots worth … Read more

Random: Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Shares His Thoughts About The PlayStation 5

Even the legendary video game director Masahiro Sakurai needs a break every once and a while, so what does he do when he’s not working on new fighters and content for the Nintendo Switch title Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? He plays other games and systems on his insane gaming setup, of course. In his latest … Read more

Sakurai Wanted To Import Minecraft Stages Into Smash, But Gave Up Because It Was “Impossible”

Minecraft is all about creating and crafting things, so it’s no surprise Masahiro Sakurai wanted to incorporate this in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate when he was working on the Steve and Alex fighter DLC. A fan-made mod recently demonstrated how it’s possible to import skins from Minecraft into the game, and it seems Sakurai had … Read more

Random: Sakurai Didn’t Appreciate The “Rough” Comments During TGS, So He Decided To Turn Them Off

© Nintendo This year, like every other convention, the Tokyo Game Show was transformed into an online-only event. Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai appeared during one segment and gave out an award to the indie title Baba is You, while briefly showcasing it. When he wasn’t busy helping out with the show, like everyone … Read more

Watch: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Sakurai Presents Minecraft’s Steve And Alex, Live!

Earlier this week, Minecraft’s Steve and Alex were revealed as the next character to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC fighter, but we weren’t treated to the usual deep dive from series director, Masahiro Sakurai. Thankfully, that will be corrected today, as Sakurai presents a roughly 45-minute-long live stream filmed from his house, … Read more

Random: Poor Old Sakurai Can’t Even Reveal What Games He’s Playing Anymore

© Nintendo Masahiro Sakurai likes to play video games just as much as his fanbase, but due to his role as the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he has to exercise extreme caution nowadays. Even though he plays “a lot” of games in his spare time, in his latest Famitsu column this week, Sakurai … Read more

Sakurai To Work On Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Remotely Due To Coronavirus

With Japan set to announce a state of emergency for seven prefectures – including the gaming hubs of Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka – Masahiro Sakurai has announced via Twitter that he will be picking up the development of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate remotely. He goes onto say that security surrounding the development of the game … Read more

Sakurai Explains The Idea Behind Smash Bros. ‘Pic Of The Day’ And How It Keeps His Dev Team In Sync

For a very long time now, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has been sharing a ‘Pic of the Day’ over on Twitter. While he’s previously explained how a lot of these screens were never intended to be shown outside of the office, in his most recent Weekly Famitsu column, he revealed the idea … Read more

Masahiro Sakurai Says “It’s A Total Blank Slate” After He Finishes Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC

Masahiro Sakurai is dedicated to making Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the best fighting game it can possibly be. That’s why he’s working around the clock, and sometimes even risking his own health to meet certain deadlines. Although there’s a “high probability” of the second round of DLC fighters not proceeding as scheduled due to the … Read more