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Sakurai: I Have Accomplished My Final Mission For Satoru Iwata

Sakurai: I Have Accomplished My Final Mission For Satoru Iwata

As you all know, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was awarded many awards at Tokyo Game Show 2019 this week.

Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Bros. series, received these awards on behalf of Nintendo and those who worked on the game.

During the awards, he made some interesting comments about the game. In particular, he said he had fulfilled his “final mission” for late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

See his full comments as translated by NintendoSoup:

“I am thankful for receiving such a tremendous award today. (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) has achieved many things up till this day. For example, the game has become Nintendo’s fastest selling software.

And of course around the world and in Japan, we have received great responses from the “new challenger” teaser videos. In addition to that, we have included so much content in the game that we have made a record-breaking amount of IP collaborations never seen before. Thus, at this time, we are making more DLC for the game.

Besides all I have mentioned, I have to share with you how the game has personally affected me. The act of creating Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch is, to me, accomplishing my “final mission” for late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. I can’t say whether he is happy about it in the other world, because once someone passes on, that’s it. There is something I learned from Iwata-san – “What you can do now, do it at your fullest potential”. That phrase remains very important to me.

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