Sakurai Teases Next Smash Bros Project After Posting Final Smash Ultimate Screenshot

Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Bros franchise, has teased the next Smash Bros project after posting his latest daily Smash Ultimate screenshot on Twitter.

Since 1999, Masahiro Sakurai’s Super Smash Bros franchise has released a line of acclaimed fighters. The creator of Kirby not only helped redefine the fighting genre as we know it, but also ushered in an era of unforgettable competitive tournaments.

The latest entry in the franchise, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, was released in 2018 for the Nintendo Switch.

After recently adding Kingdom Hearts favorite Sora to the game as a DLC fighter, Sakurai is starting to look to the future of the franchise.

Smash Bros creator claims they’re “starting something new” amid new tease of the Smash project

On August 23, Smash Bros and Kirby franchise creator Masahiro Sakurai announced that he was ending his daily posts of Smash Ultimate screenshots. Sakurai wrote, “This concludes the daily Smash Ultimate screens I’ve been posting since December 2019.”

Sakurai thanked fans new and old for their “support” since 2019, before suggesting a new project is on the way.

“But…I’ve been thinking about starting something new,” he teased.

While the creator of Smash Bros didn’t specify what the project might be, Sakurai did say that “it won’t be daily this time around, though.”

“Come back around this time tomorrow [August 24, 2022] for more information,” Sakurai added.

While it’s more likely that this project will be related to the Smash Ultimate community, Sakurai may start letting players know what the next game is all about.

Anyway, players have already started showing their appreciation for Sakurai’s long-running screenshot project in the comments. Composer Yuzo Koshiro said Sakurai “made everyone’s dream come true to see lots of game characters come together and tell great stories.”

Another user, @IAmMrMidKnight, expressed his admiration: “Thanks for all the snapshots, Sakurai. I’m going to miss posting my snaps to yours while showing others mine. What a ride it has been.”

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