Tekken boss Harada and Smash boss Sakurai are teasing a meetup video


It’s part of the Harada Bar series

Did you know Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada has his own bar? Well if you were following along with the “Harada’s Bar” streams, you’d know that by now!

In all seriousness, developer fireside chats are precious, especially among peers that respect one another. FFXIV lead Yoshi P and Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino have a great rapport and meet up often, and now we’re going to be able to see two titans of the fighting genre together in the same place. Over on the Harada’s Bar YouTube channel, the Tekken man himself is promoting: “A special talk with Masahiro Sakurai & Katsuhiro Harada… coming soon.”

The chat host has mentioned multiple times that he’d like to get Sakurai on board, but knows that he’s exceedingly busy. But with the release of Kazuya recently, the two are now bound by the IP they work on, and it could make for a very interesting discussion: even if Sakurai doesn’t go too into the weeds with Smash because of what he can/can’t say on account of Nintendo.

Harada actually started teasing this back in July, when he asked fans “What question would you ask if you had the opportunity to talk to game creator Masahiro Sakurai? (Preferably something other than about Smash Bros.)” His “bar” talk show is a relatively new thing, as it debuted back in March.

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