Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS, perhaps the most eagerly anticipated NIntendo games, could be affected by Masahiro Sakurai's arm injury.
Writing in his regular Famitsu column, Sakurai expressed concern that his RSI could have an impact on the Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS games, despite being developed in collaboration Namco Bandai. It seems his injury is worse that first thought
"I think the one word I've said the most this year, by far, is 'Ow!'. Not only am I getting calcific tendonitis, but they've also found what are apparently several ruptures in the muscles. There's no instant cure for it, so all I can do is either block the pain with injections or put my arm in a cast to keep the ruptures from spreading. I was told that the important thing was to keep my arm as rested as possible."
However, keeping your arm rested when you're busy creating two of the most important Nintendo games is tricky.
"If this disorder lingers, or if it never gets fixed, there's no telling what impact that would have on the project. I've had to control two characters at once in a lot of game projects up to now, so as long as I keep it to simple moves, this works well enough."
He added that he is having issues with the 3DS game, however. "It doesn't go that easy with the Nintendo 3DS version, though, and the debug camera is pretty hard to control. Still, now I realise how important it is to have your health. I'm glad I'm still in good enough shape to work."
Despite the concerns, it's good to know that Sakurai is still in good enough shape to work. We are expecting the first Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS screenshots at E3 2013.
[ Source: Polygon ]