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Masahiro Sakurai

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

Uh-oh, someone’s observing from afar. That’s no good. The Yellow Devil will come flying in from the background.

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

The breed of the Nintendogs Assist Trophy has changed to a French Bulldog. It looks so real! Tell me that doesn’t bring a smile to your face.

Masahiro Sakurai is only 43 years old, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be around forever. One of these days, the Super Smash Bros. creator will need to step away from game development.

Sakurai tackled the topic of how long a developer can continue creating games in his regular column this week. First, he revealed an interesting tidbit: he’s one of the oldest members of the team for the new Smash Bros. games.

“As I look around the new Smash Bros. development office, hardly anyone here is older than I am.”

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

Dismantle! Unite!! Yellow Devil!!!

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Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

Yar, I wants to watch some o’ that Smash action, too, ye great beast!

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

There weren’t a lot of people who used the Shield Breaker to break people’s shields, so we’ve now made it much more powerful. This pic is from immediately after a shield break.

Q: “Is this a Steel Diver?” A: “Yes, indeed, that is a Steel Diver.” The sub from Steel Diver is now a cute projectile weapon–it launches torpedoes that fly slowly at first.

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

Here’s a new Assist Trophy–the Skull Kid! I repeat, it’s an Assist Trophy, not a new fighter. The characters announced on the website are the fighters!

Thanks to wintereater for the tip.

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Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

The Villager’s special attack, the Lloid Rocket, is a projectile weapon like no other–you can either launch it or ride on it. When you fire it off, keep pressing the button to hop aboard–you can even control its speed. It’s more powerful when you’re riding it.

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

Excuse me, sir–a little help with the ball? There was once a game called Mega Man Soccer, by the way.