Masahiro Sakurai wants to make an HD game

I’d like to try HD at some point. I wonder if I’ll get the opportunity?

The above quote comes from a Twitter update of Masahiro Sakurai’s, the creator of the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. franchises. After spending the past while playing the heck out of the just-released Crysis 2, Sakurai has expressed his interest in getting into high definition game development. In a further comment, translated by Andriasang, he added that “he doesn’t feel the relationship between graphics and game enjoyment is one where reducing your effort in one area will necessarily lead to improvements in the other area,” clearly referencing the numerous statements Nintendo have made to explain their omission of HD from the Wii. He did, however, make it clear that it’s extremely difficult to make a game that looks incredible in HD and plays just as well.

Kid Icarus Uprising screenshot

Sakurai makes some incredible games. I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd love to see him make something in HD.

Is it possible that Sakurai is really only teasing, and may in fact be working on a Wii 2 game as we impatiently pore over these rumours? Although he is separate from Nintendo, he was one of the very first people to be shown a 3DS and given a development kit for it, way back in 2008 – the result of which was the fantastic-looking Kid Icarus: Uprising. It doesn’t seem unreasonable for Nintendo to have entrusted him with a Wii 2 kit by now, too, especially if we are to believe the current rumours of an E3 2011 reveal for the console followed by a 2012 launch.

Source: Twitter via GoNintendo

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  1. Wertville

    Smash Bros. HD?
    Sure, why not. I don’t care that much, but I guess it would be cool :P

    More importantly, if the Blue Ray Rumors from a few years ago are true… 100 Character Roster FTW!

  2. Ryan

    The Wii 2 MUST have HD or I will cry