Sakurai begins work on two new Super Smash Bros. games

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!


  • uwkeyblademaster - June 5, 2012 5:24 p.m.

    I'd love to see Sora or Riku (or even Roxas) from KH, considering they've already had multiple KH games on Nintendo handhelds. They could really flesh out a good attack set.
  • ramiro-jr-mendoza - April 5, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    It NEEDS bowser jr. or I will not buy it
  • Hobogonigal - February 27, 2012 1:38 a.m.

    Comments- page 3
  • talleyXIV - February 26, 2012 11:52 a.m.

    I want Olimar to come back in some new form and maybe a Louie character too (Pikmin). I would also like to see Midna and Wolf Link, but that probably won't happen.
  • Nikku7 - February 26, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    Lots of interesting comments here. I'm gonna add that Saki from Sin and punishment should be playable this time. If capcom really joins the brawl, it would be interesting not only for Pheonix Wright, but also Sissel from ghost trick to be in there. He could potentially have a really interesting move set that would involve transforming into random inanimate objects he could control. Maybe when he picks up an item it would be as if he were actually possessing it. That may be a stretch though.
  • RandomShadow44 - February 25, 2012 6:20 p.m.

    I want Blaziken. If they have Blaziken, they have my money.
  • sandraudiga - February 25, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    Bring back Mewtwo, add Travis Touchdown and get rid of Lucario.
  • weezerbholly - February 25, 2012 5:46 p.m.

    Clearly, Phoenix Wright needs to be in this game. I think we all are craving a stylish finger point as a smash attack.
  • TheFabricOfTime - February 25, 2012 3:21 p.m.

    I'll play it safe and go with Professor E. Gadd. They're already making LM2, so it would make sense. I'd like to see him trap characters in paintings, suck them up in the vacuum, and shoot ghosts. As for stages, I'd say add a classic Kid Icarus stage that, rather than falling left or right, you just end up on the other side of the screen, and falling down or going too far up will result in K.O. I also agree with shawksta, a Rhythm Heaven stage would be boss.
  • talleyXIV - February 26, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Well E. Gadd is kind of an odd character for a fighting game. Maybe they will have a vacuum attack for Luigi?
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - February 25, 2012 2 p.m.

    Take out slipping and add Dark Samus. Seriously, she would make a great character for the series. I have no idea why she wasn't in Brawl
  • taokaka - February 25, 2012 1:51 a.m.

    It's funny because the first part of my sentence I said you couldn't translate your way out of a paper bag which is pretty funny and the second was you are a fool that smells of cheese which you could of probably guessed, also the quote I gave you was all your base are belong to us but that translation has made my day. 0110111001100101011101100110010101110010
  • taokaka - February 25, 2012 1:54 a.m.

    sorry this was meant to be a couple of pages into the comments but got lost.
  • Hobogonigal - February 27, 2012 1:31 a.m.

    Well I did tell you to chase my binary and it looks like you have chased it to page 1. Well done you have passed this round...
  • hybrid616 - February 24, 2012 7:07 p.m.

    i say a character from Kingdom Hearts or The World Ends With You could work. I mean with KH3D they'd both be recent enough by the game's release to justify at least one character from either series showing up. It would be fun to see Sora's drive forms as a final smash...
  • g4m3rk1dd - February 23, 2012 7:40 a.m.

    id really like this for the 360 but that obviously isn't going to happen...brawl was/is the only REAL reason i have for wanting a wii but not a big enough reason for me to go and buy one. guess ill just make do with watching game play videos :(
  • AGENTJORRRG - February 22, 2012 10:04 p.m.

    Who cares, they're all crap.
  • Leweenie - February 23, 2012 5:17 a.m.

    You are wrong Windu. How about they put Kid Goku in it.
  • EnigmaSpirit - February 22, 2012 1:35 p.m.

    A Cloud Strife crossover would be cool, the guy from Xenoblade would be nice, and (though it wasn't first party, it was Wii exclusive) the two characters from Muramasa. Also a Masked Link similar to pokemon trainer would be cool, with Goron, Zora and Deku variations and the Fierce Diety as a final smash.
  • RandomShadow44 - February 25, 2012 6:18 p.m.

    Masked Link huh? I like how you think.

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