Sakurai says Smash Bros. Ultimate was the last assignment Satoru Iwata gave to him before passing, so he put his all into the game

A sentimental acceptance speech from Sakurai

Oh man, talk about a tear-jerking speech. Masahiro Sakurai took home a ton of awards for Smash Bros. Ultimate at the Japan Game Awards 2019. During one of his speeches, Sakurai shared a sentimental tidbit about his work on the game. The translation below comes courtesy of PushDustIn.

I'm sorry for bringing up this personal story at a time like this...but making Smash Bros on the Switch was the last mission the late Satoru Iwata gave to me....I've put my all into the game, and with more DLC I will continue to work hard.

Sakurai always works himself to no end with every Smash Bros. game, but when you know Iwata's words were fueling him with Smash Bros. Ultimate, you can see why the game is the biggest and best the franchise has ever seen.


I'm not crying, you're crying!

Iwata's lasting impact on the industry is a true testament to his ability and character.

Fri Sep 13 19 12:42pm
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Clearly the Switch itself is a testament to his creative vision. It’s a shame that he couldn’t live to see the success it has become.

Fri Sep 13 19 12:39pm
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after all the DLC character that is coming to Smash Bros Ultimate ends Masahiro deserve a well deserved rest and vacation after this.

"B-but Smash Ultimate is just a enhanced port of Smash Wii U y'see"

Then give it your all dude. Make this the best Smash it can be so that the later ones can't compete with this...


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