IGN: We think one of the obvious next steps for Smash Bros. is a Nintendo DS game. The fighter seems perfectly suited to the handheld. What’re your thoughts about such a project?

Masahiro Sakurai: Seeing the success that Brawl has had with the Wii remote being playing sideways, I don’t think that there are control limitations that keep it from being ported to the DS. But I personally have no plans to do this myself. If, in the future, such a thing was to be planned, it would be up to Nintendo to decide how and when and in what way they would like to create that sort of game.

This is the burning question on a lot of people’s minds: “When is Smash Bros. coming to the DS? or a future Nintendo portable?” I hope that question is answered sooner rather than later, much sooner.

Full interview here