There are many times we in general can misunderstand or misconstrue what other people say. It is even easier for statements to become contorted through translation as well. One such instance is the reason why Masahiro Sakurai left HAL Laboratory.
It was originally believed that he left because he didn’t want to get “stuck” making the same games over and over again. During an interview with EDGE magazine, Sakurai took the opportunity to clear the air when asked “Why he left HAL?”
There’s been some kind of misunderstanding about that. I never said that I didn’t want to make Kirby games. I think what I talked about in the past, about it being difficult to create a new game if I just stayed at HAL has been twisted somehow. I wouldn’t mind working anywhere as long as I get to create new things. I’m making Smash Bros. because Nintendo has asked me to, and because I feel it’s a project that I should prioritize above all else if I’m asked to do it. If I create a new game, that may be one more great, fun game people can play – but by making Smash Bros. I can create something with more value and wide-reaching effects. However, I definitely don’t feel like I am stuck in a rut doing similar things. Every time I add lots of new things, and I feel that it’s a job I always enjoy.”
This post was written by Mike Scorpio