Work for Nintendo
Sakurai is currently the Director of Software Development for Project Sora. At one point in his life he worked for HAL Laboratory, another affiliate of Nintendo. Sakurai was a major figure in the development of the Kirby franchise and the Super Smash Bros. franchise for Nintendo's home consoles. His most current project is Kid Icarus: Uprising which will be released worldwide for 3DS during March 2012. Following the release of the new portable Kid Icarus, Sakurai plans on beginning development for a new Super Smash Bros. game for 3DS and Wii U.