Masahiro Sakurai is one of the most successful developers ever to work with Nintendo IP, and his latest masterpiece may be his most popular yet. In celebration of the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Did You Know Gaming has taken an extensive look at Sakurai's life, highlighting many of the key moments in his life and career, including the development of games like Kirby and Smash.

From his early days as a middle schooler playing Pong and learning to program all the way until today, Sakurai has had an unstoppable love for video games. That dedication would lead him to become one of HAL Laboratory's top game designers after falling in love with one of their games as a child. It would further lead him, with the help of Satoru Iwata, to push for Nintendo's most prominent characters to be part of a fighting game. Even the pain of calcific tendonitis couldn't stop Sakurai from pushing ahead to greatness.

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