Yoshito Higuchi of Namco Bandai, the director and the producer of the Tales series of games has said that he would “love” to see a character from the series within Smash Bros, sharing that:
Maybe if we beg Sakurai-san, it will happen! I know Higuchi-san would love it, but the decision is Sakurai-san’s. I think it’s still too early to talk about it.
But, as we’ve heard in the past, it’s Masahiro Sakurai who has the final word on what characters appear in the game. Because, although Namco Bandai is involved in the development process, the design decisions are still under Nintendo’s control.