Sakurai Discusses His Love for the Fire Emblem Series

Fire Emblem Masahiro Sakurai

In an interview recently held with Source Gaming, Masahiro Sakurai, the man behind Super Smash Bros. revealed his love for the Fire Emblem series. In the interview, Sakurai states that he’s played every game in the series and has beaten most of them. This probably explains why we’re getting so many Fire Emblem characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, albeit low tier (I’m looking at you Lucina!). Check out what he had to say below.

Interviewer: Please tell us about how you first encountered Fire Emblem.

Sakurai: I think that Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (henceforth referred to as Shadow Dragon (NES)) was released before I’d spent a year at HAL Labs, and I was really drawn to the spritework and animation. That feeling of satisfaction when a pirate cleanly hits with his axe (laughs).

Interviewer: (laughs) You played the first one, but did you play future entries in the series?

Sakurai: Generally speaking, as soon as they were released, I bought and played them. There were some where the release window overlapped with a particularly busy period and I gave up halfway through, but I’ve touched upon every entry in the series, and I’ve beaten most of them.

What are your thoughts on Sakurai being such a big fan of the game? You can read the full interview at the source linked below.

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