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Masahiro Sakurai states that the latest Super Smash Bros. will likely be his last

Posted by Ryan 'Tryken' Tullis • December 4, 2014 at 7:25 a.m. PST • Comments: 24

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS released with more than a little success in terms of their sales. The latest entry in the series quickly became the fastest selling game on Wii U. It's also no secret that Sakurai has completely dedicated himself to making the iconic brawler what it's known as today, even going so far as to work thirteen months straight on Melee.

But according to a recent interview with Game Informer magazine, this might the last Smash Bros. he'll ever work on.

Continue reading below for his reason.
"With both Melee and Brawl, I made those games with the thought that there wouldn't be any more sequels. Thus, I really can't deny the chance for another," he said. "However, as for myself, I don't think there will be."

This is tragic news. The very force that drove Sakurai to make Smash Bros. the best also wore him extremely thin. "... All the effort in the past to stretch out, keep pushing myself, and provide all these extra merits wound up tightening the noose around my neck in the future," he admitted.

If this does mark the end of Sakurai's involvement, how will it impact future installments of the series? It's always sad to see a creator so exhausted from his dedication to the community, but his work has left us a spectacular slew of games, each one as memorable as the last.

Source: Game Informer.
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