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.

Our Verdict

Darrin W. Harr II
Darrin W. Harr II started gaming at an early age. Even though he was born in one of the later generations of consoles, he started from the very beginning on his grandparents' NES. Playing games such as Wrecking Crew, Super Mario Bros., and Duck Hunt, Darrin spent countless hours of his childhood filled with the entertainment and joy these games brought him. In his later years, he took a big step up and started to familiarize himself with his uncle's Nintendo DS. It was then when he became obsessed with one of the best Game Boy titles of all time, Astro Boy: Omega Factor. After becoming stuck and very frustrated with the game, he pulled out a game cartridge from his uncle's DS bag. As Darrin read the inscription on the cartridge, clouds parted and sunlight shown through the window: the game was titled, "The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass." Darrin played this game to his heart's content, until one day, his grandmother bought him Spirit Tracks, the sequel to Phantom Hourglass. This was the first Zelda title that Darrin actually finished, and the Zelda title that transformed him into a member of the Zelda fanbase. It was then when he decided to play more Zelda games, such as Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword. In 2013, Darrin became fascinated with a website know as Zelda Informer. Reading their news coverage and in-depth editorials, Zelda Informer helped Darrin to realize that The Legend of Zelda series contains a vast amount of interesting lore. He needed to learn more. After reading numerous Zelda wiki articles and Zelda Informer editorials, Darrin eventually applied to the website, and was accepted around New Year 2015. He later joined Gamnesia in November 2015. Also, yes, Darrin wrote this in the third-person. Twitter: @realDern


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