Nintendo is teaming up with Namco Bandai for the next installments of the Super Smash Bros. franchise. Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai will be in charge of the games, but will be joined by Namco Bandai employees. The director of the upcoming games will be Namco Bandai’s Yoshito Higuchi and Namco Bandai’s Kenya Kobayashi will be the games’ producer. Kobayashi promises that the forthcoming Super Smash Bros. titles – for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U – will be the most powerful games in the series.
“All the top creators from Namco Bandai are gathered here to create a never-before-seen dream team for this project. We will fully utilise our experience and knowledge in action/fighting game development, technical capability, and organisational strength, and we hereby promise you that we will develop the best and most powerful Super Smash Bros. title ever!”