Earlier this month, Kirby fans were impressed by the fact that reading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adventure mode’s “World of Light” backward in Japanese gives them “Kirby of the Stars”.
Some of you are probably curious as to whether that was intentional. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai revealed tha tit’s all just a coincidence, and it’s not like he “wanted to write a story about Kirby”. In the same column, Sakurai said he did not let Kirby survive just because he created him.
Here are Sakurai’s full comments as translated by Source Gaming:
“If you read World of Light (Tomoshibi/Bika no Hoshi) backward, it reads Kirby of the Stars (Hoshi no Kabi)”…but it’s just a coincidence. I noticed it, of course, but it’s not like I wanted to write a story about Kirby. It’s just that he’s the first character you play as. Feel free to switch to a different fighter whenever you see fit.
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