Smash Bros. Creator Forms New Nintendo Company, Announces Project

Nintendo today announced that Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai, founder of Nintendo first-party developer Sora Ltd., has formed a new company named Project Sora.

Sakurai will helm the company in developing an original project for Nintendo, which holds a controlling interest in the studio.

The project is unrelated to the Smash Bros. franchise, according to comments made by Sakurai in an interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and translated by Kotaku.

"I can promise an experience that's different from anything [you've played] up until now," he added.