As was revealed yesterday, Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Super Smash Bros., says his next job has already been decided. He said nothing further on the subject, and did not hint on what his next project will be. Until we hear more from Sakurai, all we can do is speculate.
One possibility brought up by our
Editor-in-Chief on Twitter is the resurrection of The Mysterious Murasame Castle, a Zelda-like game from the days of the NES which only released in Japan. It wasn’t until 2014 that it came to North America via the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. The protagonist, Takamaru, was originally planned as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, though he ended up as an Assist Trophy. After Sakurai similarly reintroduced Pit in Brawl before reviving the Kid Icarus franchise, it’s not so far-fetched to think that he might now create a new Murasame Castle game for the Wii U or 3DS, thus bringing another old Nintendo IP back to life.
Another thought is that Sakurai might be working on a new title in the
Kirby franchise. Even though Kirby and the Rainbow Curse released only last year, Nintendo may feel a new Kirby game for the 3DS would be well-received. There is also the possibility of Kirby NX! But again, this is all speculation.
What game do you hope Sakurai is working on? Personally, I hope for
Smash on the NX, but who knows? Give us your theories in the comment section below.