Masahiro Sakurai may be stepping away from Super Smash Bros. for good, as the franchise creator has suggested that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U could very well be the last entry in the series that he works on.
"I can't positively declare there won't be [another Smash Bros. game]," Sakurai told Game Informer (via CVG). "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. However, as for myself, I don't think there will be."
The development of the latest entry in Nintendo's popular fighting franchise no doubt took a lot out of Mr. Sakurai and his staff. As such, one can understand his desire to step away and do something else.
"Our intention [with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U] was to provide extra merits to the game which go far beyond the sale price. In terms of scope, and in terms of sheer number of characters, we went beyond our limits long ago," he added. "And yet, if we cut the number of fighters or modes in a future game, I'm sure there would be complaints."
Would you like to see another entry in the franchise even if Sakurai isn't involved?