Smash Bros. lead breaks ground on new studio

Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai founds Tokyo-based development house to make unspecified new game for Nintendo.

Last month, Ubisoft announced TMNT Smash Up. The competitive multiplayer fighter is being developed by Game Arts, better known as a contributing studio to Nintendo's 2008 hit Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. Although TMNT Smash Up bears a striking resemblance to the best-selling Wii game, it won't benefit from Super Smash Bros. Brawl project director and Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai.

Masahiro Sakurai

Today, Nintendo announced that it has partnered with Sakurai's studio Sora Ltd. to form a new subsidiary development house, Project Sora. According to documents released alongside the announcement, Nintendo has taken a 72 percent stake in Project Sora. The studio, which was officially founded on January 22, is based in Tokyo and currently employs 30 people.

Naturally, along with the studio announcement, Nintendo revealed that Project Sora is at work on a new game. Unfortunately, the details are slim. However, a Project Sora job listing did indicate that the game is on a two-year development cycle, with work expected to begin this March.

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74 comments
qullsmaster101
qullsmaster101

sorry but your going to have to wait like all of us

slay20
slay20

I knew it was coming out for like 3 months and saw trailer, still have trailer (great graphics) might get it.

totaleklypse
totaleklypse

mascot party shovelware edition? doh did i say that out loud.

8smokes
8smokes

72%? That would be a pretty big risk coming from any other team besides Sora.

HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

Has to be good. That is a great team at Sora.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I hope it turns out well for him

gameking5000
gameking5000

It might be another Super Smash Bros. game. I hope it's a classic Nintendo game if it's not. A zelda game, mario kart game, another mario game or a kirby game. Maybe it's new game

lumpy_drendel
lumpy_drendel

i hope its not another kirby simply to see what else he does

yoshishadow
yoshishadow

i think those games will gona be very good

taddia
taddia

i starve for a good rpg, or a traditional 1vs1 fighting game ^_^ Tho, a smash for the ds, or a new earthbound wouldn't be a bad idea O_O

CT-Link
CT-Link

Earthbound...pleeease.

missonrs
missonrs

@valcrist09: Im just going to ignore that comment no matter how stupid it was. Anyways I don't like it would be a smash bros for the ds but that would awesome.

diggyman
diggyman

Maybe its a new Gyromite, Or Dig Dug in space... no that belongs to Namco. Congo Bongo In Space? Just kiddin. My guess would be Kid Icarus

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Good to see that some new jobs are being created in these difficult times.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Whatever the game is, it's definetly going to be a good one.

Skull-Fire
Skull-Fire

nintendo-naut: If you think thats the game theyre working on, you are wrong. It said in this very article they would be starting development this March, meaning there couldnt possibly be a video of it since they have yet to start making it.

Great_Ragnarok
Great_Ragnarok

hmmm two years aye? I wonder what it could be... I bet its an RPG...

keyblade42
keyblade42

Still waiting for an F-Zero game. And they give us a mystery project that will more than likely suck. Then again it might be pretty good. I still think it was a big mistake for Nintendo not to release EarthBound on the VC. MOTHER TRILOGY ON DS PLEASE!!!

Mindreader
Mindreader

punkdsk8erdude said "i have SSBB, LoZTP, MP3, SM Galaxy, MK Wii. . . Seriously, 4 games that are good. Four! Thats it!" Fail?

nini200
nini200

Sakurai NOT working on this one? Good, maybe they'll actually finish this one then and not add imbecilic actions like tripping. Also, they might get the online play correct in this one. While he is an excellent game designer, he and many others screwed up ALOT on SSBB. A new Kirby's Dream Course Wii would be awesome for Sakurai to work on. Especially with Online play.

SonicDBZRacer
SonicDBZRacer

I'll buy the new TMNT Smash-like game. But I hope Sakurai is going to make another new Smash game in the works sometime in the future. Or any other great game from his mind.

mariosonic91
mariosonic91

Hes the creator of kirby, how bout we get another kirby game.

pistonnation
pistonnation

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punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

i hope that its some sort of classic nintendo character game. people below me have mentioned icarus, kirby, mario, etc. any of those and the host of other nintendo characters would be great. i have SSBB, LoZTP, MP3, SM Galaxy, MK Wii. Those are the best games on the Wii because, like every nintendo console, the best games are the ones with the 1st party characters. Hopefully this game will be one, I'm dissappointed with the Wii's library for long time nintendo fans. Seriously, 4 games that are good. Four! Thats it! Super paper mario was kind of fun for a little while...and i didnt like that wario game. cmon nintendo...we need something good!! another zelda...this time actually designed with the wii in mind...i'd take another super mario although based on history theres only one per console...i'd take another metroid but the MP trilogy is done...i'd take star fox although those games weren't good on gcube...only n64...i'd take a kirby game...i'd take a game with old characters that i have long forgotten lik kid icarus and stuff...we just need something good!

valcrist09
valcrist09

Meh Smash Brothers Brawl was a disgrace to the series.. Terrible game...

funsohng
funsohng

project sora sounds like kid icarus, considering icarus flies and has wings

FelixTheGreat15
FelixTheGreat15

Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be great! Anything from Sakurai is bound to be good.

frogloe
frogloe

ICARUS ICARUS ICARUS! :D

zaveline
zaveline

Kingdom Hearts? Maybe? For The Wii?

death919
death919

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vietboi89
vietboi89

heres hoping for a fun game, my wii needs some loving too, u know

dennis8
dennis8

a kirby game for wii wud be aweseome.. i really enjoyed crystal shards for the 64.. PLs plS preTty PLSSS :D

fester420
fester420

i think a smash bros rpg would be pretty sweet

Arclight_Blue
Arclight_Blue

project Sky?(Sora is translated to as Sky) hmm.....

Blazakenki
Blazakenki

a kirby like Kirby and the Crystal Shards i still have my 64 with the game inside,good memories a better version for wii will be sweet!

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

Here's hoping that project is "Super Smash Bros. DS"