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Sakurai Finally Making Moves on Next Smash Bros.

Kid Icarus complete, director looking back over Smash Bros. official site.


Kid Icarus Uprising is almost out. For Project Sora head Masahiro Sakurai, that means it's time to start work on the next Smash Bros. game.

Sakurai made a Tweet about his work on the new Smash Bros. today. He says that that in between final work on Uprising, as part of his investigations for the new Smash Bros., he's looking over Smash Bros. Dojo, the official site for Wii's Smash Bros. Brawl. Writes Sakurai, "However, what's the word... it's tremendous. How did we make this?"

Following the Tweet, Sakurai received messages of support from a few followers. Masanobu Suzui, CEO of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy developer Indies Zero, agreed with Sakurai's sentiment, saying that he once looked back over the design documents, materials and development schedule for a game he'd worked on and couldn't figure out how they'd actually made the game.

Responded Sakurai, "It's because we always put our full effort into it. And then, if you rely on that pace, it becomes more and more difficult."

Nintendo has said little about the new Smash Bros. since its announcement in June 2011. Pretty much everything we know comes from an Iwata Asks column that Nintendo posted following the game's announcement. In past Tweets, Sakurai has said that progress on Smash Bros. would not be made until Kid Icarus was complete. Kid Icarus went gold late last month.

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