Masahiro Sakurai’s Work on Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ends With Sora Amiibo Release

    The end of an era.

    Super Smash Bros Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai confirms that his work on the game has finally finished after the release of the Sora amiibo on February 16. The Sora amiibo is the final amiibo that was due to release for the Nintendo Switch game. 

    Over 33 million copies of Super Smash Bros Ultimate by the end of 2023, and multiple new Spirit events have been held in 2024 thus far. The latest Super Smash Bros game also received a new update (version 13.0.2) on February 14, adding support for the new Sora amiibo that launched two days later. This update may be the very last one for the game, since Sakurai is moving on from the game once and for all. 

    Masahiro Sakurai Moves On From Super Smash Bros Ultimate After Sora Amiibo

    One of Sakurai’s latest tweets thanks fans for their support over the past five and half years, as his work is done with Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The release of the Sora amiibo means all 94 fighters have been made into an amiibo figure, completing the base and DLC rosters. To commemorate the release of the Sora amiibo, Nintendo released a graphic containing all 94 amiibo figures on Twitter

    The latest Super Smash Bros entry was released on December 8, 2018, for Nintendo Switch. Two Fighter’s Pass expansions were released, adding a total of twelve new fighters to the game. The game’s roster is dream-like, with characters like Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, Joker from Persona 5, Sora from Kingdom Hearts, and many more. Over one hundred stages and one thousand music tracks are featured in the game alongside its 89 fighters. 

    In 2024, Super Smash Bros series director Masahiro Sakurai is “wrapping up” his YouTube channel. He’s committed to creating and developing new games in the future, so he may be working on an all-new game right now. 

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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