Here is the video for Masahiro Sakurai’s speech at this years Tokyo Game Show and a story about the late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. The video has subtitles and below is the full speech in subtitles.
Hello, Here we are once again with Super Smash Bros!
My name is Masahiro Sakurai, Director of Sora Ltd.
Today, I’m here to receive the Grand Prize.
I want to thank you for this. We have been given many various rewards in the past and achieved many goals.
Such as breaking record sales at Nintendo.
We are said to be one of the main causes of the increase of sales for the latest consoles.
This achievement was not only made possible by those in Japan but from people from all around the world.
It’s amazing to be up here receiving awards like this, like some sort of famous movie.
Sorry if I seem a little awkward, or seem a little out of place.
We work ad create so much varied content with Smash Bros.
The great minds here, create so many various ideas and content.
We have almost achieved a record number of collaborations between various companies and characters over the years.
And we are still going to be continuing to make the game better through DLC and expand.
There are many various things like this we plan to do in the future.
Lastly, I have quite a personal story I’d like to talk about and bring our attention towards.
I am very sorry if this seems out of place, or strange to say, but let me say this
To those who have Super Smash Bros. on Switch, please know that when making this game.
President Iwata, President Iwata-San. This is the last mission he threw at me.
I want us to rejoice together and remember him. Even though he’s not here today.
Because some humans pass away, But Iwata-san he has passed on his teachings, and studies onto others, and I want his beliefs to continue and live on.
I’ll do my best. I often ask myself, “What can I do now?” But I just look forward and I strive to do the best that I can do, and continue with our creative ideas.
I think it’s important to do as much as possible.
Therefore, we have decided to continue to create new DLC, with a variety of new content. We will continue to create new fighters for you since we have the opportunity to do so.
I will continue to do my best, I hope you will continue to support me in the future.
Thank you very much.