Masahiro Sakurai is back with another installment in his game development video series. This time around, he’s shared a video that fits into the ‘Grab Bag’ category.
In this video, Sakurai dives deep into what happened behind the scenes when Super Smash Bros. Brawl was first revealed; he said that when Nintendo first revealed it back in E3 2005, Sakurai was as surprised as the rest of us as no one told him anything about Smash getting a new entry. He was later approached by the then-president of Nintendo Satoru Iwata, who asked him if he was willing to develop the new entry or not. If Sakurai declined, Mr. Iwata’s backup plan was to take Super Smash Bros. Melee add online elements to it, and release it for the Wii.