Sakurai is done with Kid Icarus Uprising, onto the new Smash Bros.
Work on the next Smash Bros. game has finally begun.
Satoru Iwata at last year’s Pre-E3 conference announced that there was a new Smash Bros. game in development for both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS, we now know that at some point in time the game hadn’t even been started. That’s not the case now though almost a year later. With Kid Icarus Uprising down, Masahiro Sakurai is now moving onto the popular fighting game by looking over over the Smash Bros. Dojo.
By looking into the Dojo, he is going back to investigate how they made Brawl and go back and improve it presumably. However, upon studying the site he’s found that making the game was perhaps harder then he remembers, he recently tweeted “However, what’s the word… it’s tremendous. How did we make this?”.
The Dojo was a first for Nintendo and a great source of entertainment for almost a year. The site, run by Sakurai had daily reveals and progress reports on Super Smash Bros. Brawl as it was being developed. Some days, little minute details were released about the game like the menu design and options page; other days, new characters were details as well as levels.
Don’t expect to see much from Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS anytime soon, especially if Sakurai is still at pre-planning stages of the game. Then again, E3 is four months away!