Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of both Kirby and the Smash Bros series, has revealed that he is still suffering an immense amount of pain from his right arm and hand. Sakurai told Kotaku that he still can’t use a mouse at this moment in time and is relying on using a trackball. Sakurai says due to his workload with the next Smash Bros game for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, it has become a really critical issue. But, he says that he is still 100 percent committed to finishing the next Smash Bros which is due for release next year.
“The reality, and very unfortunate reality of the situation is that it’s still a considerable problem. I’m in a lot of pain. I’m in a position where I can’t use the mouse at this point, so I’m using the trackball, and as the creative director behind an action game, that’s a real critical issue, unfortunately. But still, all things being said, I’m still 100% committed to the creation of Smash Bros.”