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Masahiro Sakurai, who's just finished serving lead duties on Kid Icarus: Uprising, has announced he's moving onto preliminary research for his next project. Sakurai will be working with Nintendo on the future of the Smash Bros series, which he created in 1999 during his time with HAL Laboratory. Perhaps most exciting for Nintendo fans is the news that Sakurai's vision for the project goes beyond just one new title.
Above: We hope that at least something is already done
As Nintendo mentioned briefly at last year's E3, the Smash Bros series will be branching out onto both 3DS and Wii U, with Sakurai and his studio, Project Sora, overseeing both titles. The developer says he's been browsing Smash Bros Dojo (the site set up to provide info and updates on the series' previous installment, the Wii's Smash Bros Brawl) and finding his team's own handiwork a high bar to aim for: “What's the word... it's tremendous. How did we make this?”
Sakurai and Sora will be seeking developers to assist in bringing both new titles to their respective machines, by which time a whole generation's worth of Nintendo ought to be ready for commemorating in collectible virtual-token form. But which new entrants will prove themselves worthy of the series' highest honor – the opportunity to be smashed in the face with an umbrella by Kirby himself as playable characters? Your suggestions need posting, right now!
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