Sakurai Wave

Masahiro Sakurai is dedicated to making Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the best fighting game it can possibly be. That's why he's working around the clock, and sometimes even risking his own health to meet certain deadlines. Although there's a "high probability" of the second round of DLC fighters not proceeding as scheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak, at the moment, that's all he's really focused on.

What happens, though, when DLC fighter development for Smash Bros. Ultimate finally wraps up? Not even Sakurai himself knows what his plans are at this stage, according to a recent comment he made in the latest issue of Japanese magazine, Famitsu (thanks for the translation Oni Dino of Nintendo Everything).

Right now, all I can think about is producing DLC for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.” After I finish that, though, it’s a total blank slate.

A total blank slate could be anything. Sakurai has previously noted this latest entry could be the last – or at least his last, but he said this during the Wii U era as well. Falling back on other franchises close to his heart, it's evident Kid Icarus fans would love to see a follow-up to the 3DS entry Kid Icarus: Uprising. Or how about another title based on his own pink puffball Kirby or even something new?

Tell us what you'd like to see Sakurai do (other than take a nice long rest) after he's done working on the second round of DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.