The most important news comes to us and that is Masahiro Sakurai, the director of games like Kirby and Super Smash Bros., is apparently considering a early retirement. Additionally, he has also discussed his plans to end his popular column on Famitsu following the release of the last two Super Smash Bros Ultimate fighters.
These are the details that have been shared:
- The news comes from Sakurai’s “Think About Video Games” column on Famitsu. The column has grown in popularity since its inception in 2003. It was also collected in a series of books and published independently. Through her, Sakurai has talked about everything related to video games.
- The director of Smash mentions that the idea of retiring came to him during Golden Week. It was then that he began to think about his life after creating video games. Specifically, Sakurai stated that she has a “certain fondness” for the idea of early retirement. “Everything must come to an end at some point,” Sakurai declared in her last column. He added that he feels “it’s okay to work as hard as I can right now, while I can, even if it makes me very busy.”
- Regarding his personal column on Famitsu, Sakurai stated that he is thinking of ending it after all the DLC for Super Smash Bros Ultimate are released. Two more wrestlers are scheduled to come out and the column is likely to end “within this year” after its launch. In addition, he clarifies that the end of his column “does not mean that he will not participate in gambling-related jobs in the future.”
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