The creator of Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, is known for sometimes playing two characters in Smash Bros. at the same time, against himself. He is Do it many times earlier, including during the Nintendo Direct to introduce Banjo and Kazooie. But while this is admittedly a rather goofy way to play Smash, Sakurai recently suggested that he could play other games like this as well. Like It takes two, Eg.
When it takes two won Game of the Year at the Game Awards, Sakurai posted on her Twitter, hinting that it might be possible to play It Takes Two on its own, with two controllers. The co-op game has some pretty complicated boss battles and coordinated puzzles, but given the level of complexity of Smash (especially when you, you know, the series’ creators are trying to make pristine on Nintendo Direct), it seems entirely Sakurai can manage it.
Game Prize 2021 It takes two people』。
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– 井 政 博 / Masahiro Sakurai (@Sora_Sakurai) December 11, 2021
He even included two different configurations, references to own previous opinion about how he used to play with two controllers simultaneously on the GameCube by stacking them vertically. Sadly, he can’t do it anymore on the Switch Pro Controller without accidentally pressing L and R.
Sadly, Sakurai doesn’t let him know if he’s actually playing or intends to play It Takes Two alone. Hopefully he can find a friend to play with if he doesn’t, as It Takes Two is a “spectacular co-op adventure that sets out a great way of gameplay ideas and uses it to play a game of hopscotch” (or at least, we think it’s in our review).
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