While Smash Bros. has been a very popular franchise for Nintendo it seems that the man behind the game has other plans as well. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai wants to work on non-fighting games. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
“Of course, there’s always that little voice inside of me that says, ‘I want to work on things that aren’t Smash Bros.’, and I listen to it, but even so, if it’s apparent that my games have even a little bit of personality in them and the player is able to appreciate that, then I’m grateful.”
Clearly, the Smash Bros. has been appreciated and the titles have a lot of personality. I am sure that the other games that will come out will also have a unique feel to them much like this franchise. He further went on to say that:
“Still, it’s Nintendo that decides whether a new Smash Bros. game will be made or not. When I get that request, it’s my job to make that my top priority without thinking too much about other things. As it stands, I have a ludicrous amount of directing to do – my work is incredibly extensive, and I don’t think that’ll change any time soon! At the very least, it isn’t unreasonable to say that there won’t be another Smash Bros. for awhile after this one is finished.”
The statement is not very reassuring as it is mentioned that if Nintendo wants another Smash Bros made then it will be the first priority but then again he says that he does want to make other games. Other than that we also note that another Smash Bros could not be shocking so you can expect to see more of that in the franchise. I am sure that is something that will be appreciated by the fans.
It will be interesting to see what the next Smash Bros will be like and how it will be different from the ones that we have seen so far. Other than that I for one am interested in seeing the non-fighting games that might come out.