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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai published a new column in the latest issue of Famitsu. This week, Sakurai talks all about game music, and what the process is like of choosing and including songs.

Here’s our full translation:

Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai returns to Famitsu this week with his latest column. In it, he goes over information revealed during the Nintendo Direct earlier this month.

Sakurai wrote about the inclusion of Simon, Richter, Chrom, Dark Samus, and King K. Rool, going a bit into why they were added. He also covers modes plus the huge amount of stages and music.

In this week’s of Famitsu, Masahiro Sakurai has published a new column, which again appears to be focused on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The magazine hasn’t released officially just yet, but an early leak covers some of the tidbits.

Here’s the rundown:

The Guardian published a new feature this week with Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai. Sakurai weighed in on the importance of remembering the beginner crowd, said that he’ll continue working on the series as long as there’s demand, and more.

Below are the highlights:

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has posted a new column in this week’s issue of Famitsu. Sakurai goes in-depth on the topic of presentations, and discusses how he went about the (roughly) 20-minute reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3.

He shares some tidbits as well, including the fact that Digital Frontier worked on CG. The design document for Smash Bros. Ultimate is also 200 pages long.

Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai is back this week with one of his regular columns in Famitsu. This was the first piece he shared after seeing the reaction to the game’s announcement at E3.

Aside from speaking about the response, Sakurai also spoke about keeping Ultimate and reveal itself a secret, and addressed the series’ future again. There’s even a bit of talk about his health as well.

Today, Nintendo published a new interview with Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai via Switch news. If you’re subscribed to the official channel, you’ll receive the discussion in five parts.

We have the full transcript from the interview below. In it, Sakurai discusses the increased tempo, why items are in the series, changes and additions, how he chooses taunts to be in the game, the additions of Inkling and Ridley, and much more.

The Washington Post caught up with Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai around E3 time. He shared some interesting comments about competitive gaming, among other things.

One noteworthy topic addressed is Smash Bros. Melee. In Sakurai’s view, he believes many players gave up on the game “because it’s too technical, because they can’t keep up with it.”

Last week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai published his first column about the game in Famitsu following the game’s proper unveiling at E3. He followed up this week with a second piece.

Sakurai’s latest column addresses the development and production of Smash Bros. Ultimate, some general talk about the future, and more. We have a full translation below.

Following the reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last week, director Masahiro Sakurai wrote a new article for this week’s issue of Famitsu. This is one of his first columns about the new game included in the magazine.

In it, Sakurai talks about how the first proposal came about in late 2015, the game’s faster tempo, and much more. He also touched on how it was decided to build off of past mechanics, which in turn allowed for a larger roster.

We’ve prepared a full translation of the column below.

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