Masahiro Sakurai News

News: New Online Multiplayer Modes Revealed for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U

New Online Multiplayer Modes Revealed for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U

Prepare yourself for a smashing time over the net

The online modes for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U were finally revealed to the world in Nintendo's recent Super Smash Bros. Direct presentation, and it seems that both inexperienced and competitive players have something to be happy about. The online portion of the game, which has been...

News: Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Seems To Quite Like The PS4

Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Seems To Quite Like The PS4

Isn't it nice when everyone gets along?

Masahiro Sakurai may be famous for working on Nintendo hardware, but that doesn't mean he can't say nice things about the company's rivals. Speaking in his regular column in Japanese magazine Famitsu, the Smash Bros. director heaped praise on the Sony PlayStation 4, describing it as "good-looking" and capable...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Smash Bros. Reveal For Next Week's Nintendo Direct

Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Smash Bros. Reveal For Next Week's Nintendo Direct

"For the first time, simultaneously worldwide!"

Masahiro Sakurai has taken to Twitter to confirm what we perhaps already knew — next week's E3-flavoured Nintendo Direct will contain footage of the new Super Smash Bros. title. The tweet — which has been translated by Kotaku — reads as follows: Notice: On the June 11th 11PM Nintendo Direct,...

News: Sakurai: Online Play Will Be Improved in Upcoming Smash Bros.

Sakurai: Online Play Will Be Improved in Upcoming Smash Bros.

"We've learned a lot about net play since Brawl was released"

Super Smash Bros. Brawl was one of the few Wii games to venture online. By delving into the Nintendo WFC players from all four corners of the world could brawl with each other in what was a decent experience in some battles, and a more turbulent one in others. Unfortunately, as with most...

News: Rest Easy, New Characters Are Coming To Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U

Rest Easy, New Characters Are Coming To Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai confirms new additions to roster at recent developers conference

Super Smash Bros. supremo Masahiro Sakurai's recent comments regarding the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game have caused a little concern amongst fans. Speaking a few weeks ago about adding more cameos to the game, he said: "Introducing more non-Nintendo characters...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Steps Up as Keynote Speaker at CEDEC

Masahiro Sakurai Steps Up as Keynote Speaker at CEDEC

Talking about video games, presumably

Masahiro Sakurai has gained a reputation as the go-to man for some of Nintendo's key franchises that don't necessarily have Mario in the title. As a young employee at Nintendo he created Kirby, and has also masterminded the three entries in the Super Smash Bros. series, while also taking on the upcoming Wii U...

News: Sakurai: Dual Analogue Control in Kid Icarus: Uprising Was "Technically Impossible"

Sakurai: Dual Analogue Control in Kid Icarus: Uprising Was "Technically Impossible"

Stylus aiming speed "is on a whole different level"

Kid Icarus: Uprising enjoyed an excellent critical reception from the majority of the gaming press, though even some of the most positive reviews raised the controls as an issue. We argued that they work well 'with practice' in our Kid Icarus: Uprising review, but it was nevertheless a common...

News: Sakurai: Smash Bros. to 'Change Direction a Little' on Wii U and 3DS

Sakurai: Smash Bros. to 'Change Direction a Little' on Wii U and 3DS

Still a long wait ahead

Masahiro Sakurai has been busy with Kid Icarus: Uprising for a while now, but it seems that he's finally turning his attention to the next entry in the Super Smash Bros. franchise. The confirmation of a new title for both Wii U and 3DS was actually made at E3 2011, though we later learned that the announcement was premature...

News: Kid Icarus: Uprising Development Landed on Wii, Briefly

Kid Icarus: Uprising Development Landed on Wii, Briefly

Took in PC too

Masahiro Sakurai started work on Kid Icarus: Uprising so long ago there weren't even 3DS development kits, according to a new Iwata Asks. Sakurai told Nintendo president Satoru Iwata that his Project Sora team made do with the other hardware available, including Wii: At first we didn’t have the Nintendo 3DS development kit, so we...

News: Next Smash Bros. Development Starts with a Look Back

Next Smash Bros. Development Starts with a Look Back

Sakurai in retrospective mode

The announcement of a new Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS drew cheers at E3, even if we knew it would be a few years until we got to play it. Creator Masahiro Sakurai has just wrapped up work on Kid Icarus: Uprising, but before his thoughts turn to the new fighter he's taking a look back at development of Super Smash...

News: Sakurai: Next Smash Bros. "May Take a While"

Sakurai: Next Smash Bros. "May Take a While"

Who knew?

Super Smash Bros. helmsman Masahiro Sakurai has told Nintendo Power (via Nintendo Everything) that the next instalments are a long way off yet. Satoru Iwata announced Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS at E3 last year, but with Kid Icarus: Uprising on Sakurai's plate it seems development on the fighting game hasn't even started yet:

News: Sakurai "In Talks" to Bring Original Kid Icarus to 3DS

Sakurai "In Talks" to Bring Original Kid Icarus to 3DS

Another 3D Classic on the way?

Masahiro Sakurai's long-awaited Kid Icarus: Uprising is coming to 3DS around Christmas this year, and impatient gamers are looking towards Pit's previous outings to plug the gap. Wii owners can already play Kid Icarus on Virtual Console, but will 3DS owners get a downloadable slice of Pit too? A recent IGN interview with Masahiro Sakurai pitched readers' questions to..