Masahiro Sakurai on Developing Smash Bros. 4: Killing Myself Would be the Coward’s Way Out

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53 Responses

  1. Covarr says:

    bring back random trips, it’s the only way to have a chance against tourneyfags.

  2. Colter says:

    Blessed be the father thee
    Who died for our fight against DLC
    We pray in his name
    Our lord and savior Masahiro Sakurai
    Asmash

  3. Anthony says:

    Fill Phish could learn a couple things from this man.

  4. Matt says:

    I would just like to thank him for making one of my favorite series, and doing it even if we are whining. I’m not one of those type of fans.

  5. moela says:

    This is one of the most wonderful things I have ever read on the internet

  6. Anonymous says:

    Heck, I’M gonna kill myself if this doesn’t come out soon.

  7. Satoru says:

    Me for Smash Bros. 2014.
    Do it Sakurai or I’ll go into a real brawl with you.

  8. no says:

    A true artist does not care what the crowd says.

  9. Julian Cabrera says:

    This article seems sketchy. Most of these sentences Sakurai is saying sound unprofessional and uncharacteristic of him. As a person who works with Project M. I can say we don’t think we are better than him. We’re just making this mod for fun. No need to call us out. Anyone else feel this article is fake?

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re kidding right? The article is fake. Do you really believe Iwata would liken Sakurai to Jesus Christ? Come on, now.

    • kuriboshoe3728 says:

      Well, the original interview was in Japanese. It’s a notoriously tricky language to translate and different translators can sometimes make the same person sound completely different. The tone may be a bit off, but I’ve compared this to the original untranslated version and you can rest assured that the underlying information is completely accurate.

  10. Magma M-X says:

    ha Sakurai with all my respect you suck on directing the Smash Bros since you did Brawl, if Melee was the formula of success for Nintendo, why in the hell you destroyed it? learn from the ones who are creating Smash Bros Project M, that’s a true Smash Bros game

    • Wat says:

      The direction for Brawl has been explained so many times already. If you’re STILL on that topic, you are obviously new to the process.

      You sound like people that want to run a business, but never worked before. You know NOTHING of the process. You cannot judge the end result. You are not qualified to.

      Your best option is to, quite simply, STFU in every sense of the expression.

      • kuriboshoe3728 says:

        I’ve run several successful businesses (you may have heard of one of them, we’re big in smartphones and tablets) and I agree with everything Magma M-X wrote.

    • Robyie says:

      would you leave sakurai alone for god sake

  11. Jack says:

    He can take his smash bros and stick it in his ass, its a game for little kids, Call of Duty and Madden are for 17 year old to adults. Who commits suicide trying to create a game anyways? People commit suicide in prison.

    • Robyie says:

      would you freaking leave sakurai alone you assholes what is wrong with you guys with your fucking complaining like some type of babies you are

  12. Jack says:

    Oh I remember playing smash bros, when I was a little kid! Wow you’d think a parent of a family struggling to get by with a father working his brains out might consider suicide, but God forbid this man commit suicide creating a video game. So lame

    • Frosty says:

      It’s clear to me you don’t know the working conditions in japan.People suicide daily because it’s culturaly accepted.This to you may seem like a dumb video game but its more than that.

      It’s a project that has over a million dollars invested into it with numerous shareholders watching it. Tell me do you think it would be all flowers and rainbows making this?

      Grow up kid, you’re bias has made you completely delusional

    • Robyie says:

      you guys are making him feel like commiting suicide creating a video game you fucking retards

      • Anonymous says:

        for god sake stfu royie nobody has a gun to sakurais head relax

      • Reality Check says:

        Oh my god this article is fucking fake calm the fuck down. I don’t know who’s worse for taking it seriously- “Jack” or “Robbie”.

  13. rine says:

    Looking at the title of the related posts such as “Every time I hear add Geno I delay Smash by another day”, and “Sakurai should just get over his arm pain” as well as the overall tone of this article, it comes across as being read pretty poorly. It’s slacky journalist gossip in a gamer’s corner.

    It’s awefully scathing and with leaned bias, as another commenter pointed out how the depiction of Sakurai through this article did not seem accurate to his persona, or with any respect towards professionalism.

    Really there isn’t much to say: A post bound to be dug under the dirt. If this represents generally the quality of the sort of journalism on this site, soley within this fashion , then it’s just poor and inauthentic.

    PM’s 3.0 update got me excited when I saw it, what was a moment ago for the first time today. I’d just wanted to search in my browser what Sakurai’s thoughts were about his smash series if as well having any on the fan community. I put aside personal opinion for the sake of learning new information, at the same time respecting the opinions of others, in order to sort out as well the most information. I’m glad I’ve read up a few things in earlier dated articles, but this seems to just take what’s already known from previous news and puts it into an altered-exaggerated context, nothing more than to cause bitter scuffles. Insisting there being an element of authenticity, verifying validity with an ambiguous context is simply a self-vindicating arguement.

    Posting this is more for the sake of other readers/future readers. As well, my apologies for a long post, but slacky journal writing for having lack of standards is really something to speak your mind about.

    Happy smashing.

    • Albert Einstein says:

      Guy look at all the headlines. They’ve been proven accurate. Iwata DID punch a Man. Statistics DID show people were more interested in Mario Cambell’s Soup than 3D World, and EA was considering of making Offline Passes.
      Either you’re living under a rock, or you have Dementia.

    • Alex says:

      You realize this entire site is satire. Right? No? Ok.

  14. Mike says:

    What a hard ass man, I’ve never heard a game developer talk about their fans like that lmao I like his style.

  15. Alex says:

    The sad thing is, the second paragraph is not satire.

  16. Michael says:

    What a pompous jackass this guy is. He created Smash Melee without any intention of it being played competitively and it turned out to be one of the greatest accidents ever. He then tried to make a “better” one and it SUCKED. Now, he says that he can’t stand Melee fans, but honestly, Melee fans are the ones who really understand what a good game is. Obviously as the creator, he has lost a sense of what is good and what is not. He should listen to the fans, as other game creators do, because in the end, that is who the game is made for. What idiotic comments he makes. If he makes the new game more like Melee, then we’ll know he did the right thing and is really listening to the fans. Only time will tell.

    • Anonymous says:

      You can’t tell the developer what to do dumbass, it’s his game he can do what ever he wants with it so fuck off and let him to his job you arrogant prick.

    • Jarlix says:

      Oh he understands concepts like hitstun, what facilitates a competitive experience … or in his words a game for maniacs. That’s how he designed Melee. Brawl’s shittiness is not something you can do accidentally or when trying for another result, on the other hand. Hitstun is a default of games, to fine tune it to the point he did where combos are physically impossible is a reflection of oblique intent and wanting to sabotage our fun. This guy used to play Street Fighter II in tournaments, he isn’t dumb, just evil.

      His problem is that he thinks making a game painfully boring for skilled players will somehow satiate casuals and embolden them with the opportunity to win. Nonsense. Casuals lost horrendously at Brawl.

      Plus this article is fake and satire, just saying.

    • Reality Check says:

      Hello, just a random reality check passing through… this is a satirical article.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I respect him and i think them filming him is very crazy he obviously wants to prove himself

  18. Anonymous says:

    I WILL KILL YOU SAKURAI! BUT I THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING MEGA MAN, VILLAGER, WII FIT TRAINER, ROSALINA AND LITTLE MAC!

  19. Anonymous says:

    I’LL GO INTO A REAL BRAWL WITH YOU SAKURAI BUT I WON’T GO EASY ON YOU! I WILL NOT LET YOU WIN! I WILL LET YOU LOSE! I WILL GO HARD ON YOU BUT YOU DID MAKE SOME GOOD VISUALS AND YOU INTRODUCED CHARACTERS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAY AS! SO I WON’T KILL YOU! BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT I AM OKAY WITH WALUIGI NOT BEING CONFIRMED AS A PLAYABLE! I WANT WALUIGI TO BE PLAYABLE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAME THING WITH WARIO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THAT DOESN’T MEAN I’LL LET YOU WIN EITHER!

  20. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry Sakurai. Now that you confirmed Sheik, Zero Suit Samus, Yoshi, Charizard and Greninja, you’re not so bad after all. Finally you are making it better. But there’s something missing…WHY HAVEN’T YOU CONFIRMED WARIO?! WARIO AND WALUIGI ARE AWESOME AND HOW DARE YOU DECONFIRM WALUIGI AS A PLAYABLE CHARACTER! YOU NOT CONFIRMING THE WARIO BROS AS PLAYABLE CHARACTERS PISSES ME OFF! Y U NO HEAR WHAT I’M SAYIN?!

  21. Anonymous says:

    SHUT THE FUCK UP!

  22. anon says:

    “I dare them to say that to my face. I’ll have a real brawl with them and show them that their little mod means nothing in the grand scheme of things.”

    ill fukkin dek u m8 sware on me mum.