Random: Sakurai Talks About “The Most Incredible Year For The Game Industry”

In his “personal opinion” it’s 1986.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai is back at it with a new “Grab Bag” video – this time discussing the “most incredible year for the game industry”. In his own “personal opinion”, it’s 1986 – a year that marked the beginning of multiple major franchises, the arrival of the NES in Europe, and the origin of the legendary Konami code.

This particular year saw the birth of series like The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest, Metroid, and various other key franchises like Castlevania and Kid Icarus. As Sakurai notes, many of the series in his latest video feature in some way or form in Smash.

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