Hobonichi – whose mother is Shigesato Itoi's company – was publishing new interviews with her Super Smash Bros. Finally Director Masahiro Sakurai, and among other things, talks about the sudden death of former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
In conversation – translated by It doesn't play – Sakurai opens about the day he heard that Iwata had passed away:
Before I got the call, I was feeling lazy for some reason. As my body felt heavier … When my grandparents passed away, I felt the same way. Like I & # 39; t feel lazy today & # 39 ;, then find out they are dead. Something similar happened, and for some reason, the same thing happened. Although I am not a spiritual person. I wonder if I have any feelings… But I decided that, I am finishing the Smash Bros. project. That was the best way I could Iwata-san, feel.
He then explained that his most recent match was "the last game" given to him by Iwata:
So Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released, right? In fact, that was the last goal given to Iwata-san. That game sold not only in Japan but overseas, and became the best-selling title in 2018 in Japan. People all around enjoyed the game, and it brought great results, and I feel grateful for that.
Sakurai was then asked about her next job:
Only god knows. (Laughs) The current DLC we are launching is now already falling out of the project.
Sakurai definitely gave his former teammate a smash Bros. After Herculian's attempt at the latest Smash tag, you would forgive him for wanting a change of pace – what would you like to see Sakurai follow next?