Well, that’s a relief…maybe.
While it’s pretty easy for video game creators to stay completely behind the screen if they so choose, Masahiro Sakurai is very much the public face of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise. Even in a series packed with famous characters from across video gaming as a whole, it’s Sakurai himself whom fans first think of when they think of Smash, which is why speculation that he might be retiring has been filling the community with as much anxiety as their favorite fighter not being included in a sequel.
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