Masahiro Sakurai

Tortimer Island stage revealed for Smash Bros. 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai, director of the upcoming 4th installments in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, has revealed a new stage for the 3DS version on Miiverse: Tortimer Island. For those of you who have played Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you’ll recognize the locale as the island resort where Tortimer (the old mayor from previous AC games) spends his retirement conducting tours and soaking up the su...

Different trophies will grace Super Smash Bros. Wii U, 3DS

Remember how painstakingly difficult it was to collect every character or item trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee? Of course you do, after the hours-upon-hours of unlocking them, that is. Well, the much-applauded trophy system in Super Smash Bros. will now be expanded with different types and models for the Wii U and 3DS versions respectively. Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai announced the new...

Fire Emblem’s Marth returns for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. series, posted a screenshot today of Smash Bros. veteran Marth, which means he’s officially in the roster for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS installments in the series. The official site has been updated to show Marth in the roster amongst other fighters such as Sonic and newcomers Wii Fit Trainer and Mega Man. Fire Emblem: Awakening has been i...

Pilotwings stage revealed for Super Smash Bros.

Within the last month, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed online a Super Mario 3D Land stage for the series’ 3DS outing and the return of Captain Olimar from Pikmin. The Smash Bros. website has given Sakurai a chance to tease fans with a screenshot per day of the 3DS and Wii U versions. Now, a new stage from the Pilotwings series has been revealed today by Sakurai. The ...

Tripping is a thing of the past in the next Smash Bros.

Professional and casual Smash Bros. fans rejoice! Series creator and designer Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that the often criticized tripping feature from Super Smash Bros. Brawl will not be featured in the WiiU/3DS sequel. Speaking with Kotaku through a translator, Sakurai reassured fans that tripping is now an afterthought: “To answer quite frankly, it will not return.” For those w...

Super Smash Bros. Wii U news: Will run in 1080p, new character announced

Hot on the heels of the reveal of the next-gen Super Smash Bros., Nintendo has confirmed a few tidbits about the Wii U version of the title. On detail in particular is that the title will run in 1080p. The 3DS and Wii U versions of the game are slated for release sometime in 2014, but series creator Masahiro Sakurai has offered more details on the title in a developer direct, which can be seen bel...

New Smash Bros. focusing less on new characters, more on new features

Funny thing about the upcoming Smash Bros. title for Wii U and 3DS is that the game most likely hasn’t evolved much past the design stages seeing as how it was just recently announced that the game would be a collaboration between Nintendo and Bandai Namco, but early details about the game are starting to slowly trickle in. According to a recent interview with Nintendo Power, director Masahi...

Masahiro Sakurai just loves to tease Smash Bros. fans

Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has decided to tease Smash Bros. fans with some whiteboard art that’s sure to be dissected meticulously. Sakurai-san Tweeted the above photo (which, surprisingly, has Kirby taking up 1/4 of the scene) with the following words, “This is what our staff drew on the white board. It’s good!” As mentioned, the whiteboard drawing is bound to be stud...

Super Smash Bros. will be a collaboration with Bandai Namco

Last year at E3 2011, Nintendo announced that a new Super Smash Bros. title would be coming to not only the Wii U, but the 3DS as well. We all know that series designer Masahiro Sakurai has been pivotal to the success of the franchise, he has after all been with the game since day one on the Nintendo 64. It was thought that his studio, Project Sora, would be the studio to helm the project now that...

Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai paid a visit to Platinum Games

Masahiro Sakurai, creator of Smash Bros., Kirby, and Kid Icarus: Uprising, was caught sneaking into Platinum Games, developer of Bayonetta, MadWorld, and the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Although, “caught” might be the wrong word to use in this case, considering that Sakurai shared a photo of his location (seen above) via his Twitter account. Nothing else was revealed about...

Don’t hold your breath for Smash Bros. Wii U/ 3DS…Masahiro Sakurai says he hasn’t even started yet

Even though Satoru Iwata only mentioned Smash Bros. in passing during his E3 keynote, naturally the news of two Smash Bros. titles coming to Wii U and 3DS was the biggest news to come out from Nintendo this year. Before we get too excited, I have some bad news. As it turns out, development has yet to begin for either game. Don’t sell your copy of Brawl just yet.

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