Masahiro Sakurai, producer of Kid Icarus: Uprising, is currently working hard on the next instalment of the Smash Bros. series which will be available on both Wii U and 3DS. In his latest Famitsu column Sakurai reiterated that the game is still a long way off, and that Nintendo fans would have to wait a while longer.
Because he has taken on this mammoth task, Sakurai has decided to shut himself away and has said he’ll be a lot more anti-social with fans, especially on Twitter:
I hardly ever write anything on Twitter any longer, and that's because I think right now is the time to stop tweeting and start putting in a real effort here. If I could put it a really harsh way, I think it'd be better if I could be forgotten by gamers for a while.
Sakurai feels that sometimes things said on Twitter become misconstrued and rumours can snowball, resulting in disappointment when things don’t happen.
I don't like it when a tweet or whatever leads to needless speculation getting spread around. For example, when I tweet about playing some game, some people immediately get the idea that that character is in the new Smash Bros. Then people fan the flames on it, people start to think it's really true, people get angry about it. Nobody benefits.
It doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing much of Masahiro Sakurai until the game is finished then, so if you were expecting a reply on Twitter any time soon you might as well forget it. The producer concluded his column by saying:
Instead of talking about what Smash Bros. will be like. I'm just going to say 'I'm making you wait for it!' and keep going along. I want to put my all into a full-on launch that really makes that wait worth it.
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