Namco Bandai tapped by Nintendo to develop next Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS
The next entry in the Super Smash Bros. series is coming to both Wii U and 3DS. As you might imagine, developing a cross-compatible game in this iconic series is quite a monumental undertaking.
As such, Nintendo confirmed that it has entered into a partnership with Namco Bandai to develop the titles. While bringing a third-party into the loop may seem worrisome, this is nothing new for Smash Bros. Moreover, the team assembled by Namco Bandai and Nintendo is quite impressive.
For example, Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Super Smash Bros. and head of Sora Ltd., is project lead. Also, famed developers Masaya Kobayashi (of Ridge Racer fame) and Yoshito Higuchi (of the highly regarded Tales franchise) will collaborate and guide the project.
Skip to 7:06 on the video below to see the announcement for yourself.
Source: Nintendo Direct
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