Masahiro Sakurai Working Remotely

With parts of Japan set to be declared a state of emergency, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed he is now supervising the Fighter Pass 2 remotely in a tweet that reads: “I am now working remotely. Essentially, I’m supervising the project from a distance. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a very high-security project, which makes it difficult to take it out (and work). However, we have no choice, but to do it. Everyone, let’s do our best to get through this!!” Purchase the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass 2 at this link. [Thanks, PushDustIn]

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Sakurai Asked About Kirby Air Ride Sequel

From his latest column inside Weekly Famitsu magazine: Masahiro Sakurai is asked whether he will make a sequel to the GameCube game Kirby Air Ride. Sakurai answers: “Many great games have sequels, and knowing when to release sequels takes some know-how regarding games’ maturities. It’s difficult to deliver on the images that people have in mind for sequels.” Buy Weekly Famitsu here (use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all physical orders above $20). [Thanks, Nokolo]

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Masahiro Sakurai Shares Health Concerns

From his latest column inside Weekly Famitsu magazine: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai says that he recently passed out at the gym due to being fatigued and dehydrated, which is something he says he has to fix. Sakurai says he’s been on a low carbohydrate diet, and eating lots of meat. Buy Weekly Famitsu here (use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all physical orders above $20). [Thanks, PushDustIn]

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