The latest Nintendo Direct broadcast has confirmed that Namco Bandai is participating in the development of Smash Bros. for the 3DS and the Wii U. This is in addition to Masahiro Sakurai’s team at Project Sora.
so does this new controller make the wiis graphix more better?
For the last time, the Wii U controller is not a freaking add on for the wii!
lol…yes it is ;)
@DrezFader where have u been living under a rock
No, it isn’t :/
Try doing some research before attempting to look smart.
Internetakias wouldn’t know sarcasm if it bit him.
This ;) is a winking smiley. Usually means the person is joking.
Ugh, failed again :facepalms:
To be fair if a written joke requires a ;) to be understood then it probably shouldn’t have been written in the first place.
YOU DON’T USE SIGHT GAGS ON PAPER!
Hmm, Bamco, don’t know if want…
And that’s what happens when people push the developers into making a game.
Don’t worry. Sakurai will make the game great no matter who works on it.
Smash Bros will turn into Tekken now.
Lol mario vs jin kazama
Cool, let’s see what they bring to the table
They should make this an arcade game!!
That will save the plagued arcade industry!!
if hal isn’t developing, how will kirby be in the game?
It wasn’t announced Hal isn’t working on the game, just Namco will be helping with development. Brawl had a lot of outside help too.
The Kirby IP is owned by Nintendo. It will be in Smash Bros. no matte what.
If SEGA wasn’t developing SSBB, how was Sonic in the game?
See how dumb a statement like that is?
sakurai created kirby *facepalm*
Masahiro Sakurai is the creater of Kirby so he will be in there.
Soul Calibur characters in Smash Bros. please.
link will be in it, does that count? xD
Sweet! Hopefully they will make the game more competitive and less random. If they can find a good balance between melee and brawl while still doing something new, I’ll be very happy. Even if it sucks I’m still gonna buy it though.
Well, guess goku will join the smash…. this blows… I bet you this is Nintendo’s answer to Sakurai’s “I need help or its not going to happen within the consoles life” :( sad day indeed….. were gonna get some shitty smash bros game now… QQ
Yeah, because Namco is completely incompetent in terms of fighting games. Not like they developed Soul Calibur or Tekken Tag Tournament or anything…
This also opens up the possibility of Pac-Man, Goku, and Lloyd Irving since Higuchi from the Tales games will be directing. FML
Namco Bandai is going to ruin ssb4!
@Justin exactly. Smash will become a Soul Calibur….
fuck you. what makes you sy that. i love namco bandai for your imformation -.-
How? They’re a great company. Soul Calibur V was great. I bet it will play more like Melee now too.
Mother 4 and Majora’s Mask 2. Yerrrrp. I would lay spill a million Yoshi eggs.
Dig-Dug, Galaga as Assist Trophy
Pacman must be in there!
Lloyd, in my honest opinion, would be a great fit for the roster.
This is the most important thing: Sakurai definitively leads the developement, Namco just helps with technical stuff and adds some characters. That will be the most important thing, also, make it like Melee
I find this incredibly interesting. The fact that Namco Bandai is assisting Project Sora opens up many possibilities. Not only will we be able to get the game sooner, but working with another company will help evolve Super Smash Bros. I have a feeling this is gonna be the best smash bros yet. Oh and I bet you guys Pac-Man will be a character. xD
Oh! and they worked on Mario Kart GP so they must have some experience working in the nintendo universe.
I don’t know if Namco-Bandai will have any playable characters. Maybe assist trophies and stages based on NB’s franchises.
Pacman would be the best addition!
Well, if Namco Bandai is helping on working on SSB4, I would personally love to see one of the male heroes from a Tales game.
Yeah we need another male hero first we already have like 3 female characters out of 35.
Pac-Mans basically confirmed then as the guest character
PACMAN IS IN THEN LOL jk
Not sure if good or bad…
Where are you getting this from? The broadcast hasn’t even started yet for me.
Imk watching the japanese nintendo direct and there is a 3dsxl coming but it doesnt have a second anolog stick
Why Favorite developer working with my second favorite developer working on my second favorite game series!!!! Pinch me I must be dreaming, please let this mean Lloyd Irving will be in the game.
This is actually a good idea because it opens up a huge variety of characters to be in the game. Like the anime characters that namco bandai have licensening to (like Goku, naruto, luffy, etc) could make the cut
The only Namco character I would except is Naruto. No one else. :/
@ricardo really cause I always thought that Goku would be a better fit cause of his mass popularity world wide and besides if he’s in the game I would defiantly do a kamehameha on pikachu
The requirements for being in smash bros is that the characters have to originate from a video game and it has to have appeared on a nintendo console. So you can be sure that no anime character will be appearing in the game.
Have you not seen console exclusive Naruto games for Wii and DS and 3DS?
@kelgoNiwa well who ever thought of that requirement. just because the first 3 smash bros game had only video game character (mostly nintendo) doesn’t mean that anime character are coming and besides it’ll be bit of a disappointment considering it’s namco bandai and they license anime shows and make video games out of them which most of them are good
They won’t add any anime character. I mean, they do not really fit in this game and they do not come from videogames.
Just imagine Adventure Mode: All the characters are in front of their last enemy, but they cannot defeat him. Suddenly Goku appears and with the power of all the fighters he creates a Genkidama, he launches it and the whole planet gets destroyed. The End. “Credits and Main Theme plays now”.
But only in case: Straw Hats Pirates!!!
Luke fon Fabre from Tales of the Abyss
that guy in the Tales of Symphonia Sequel
Nightmare or someone else from Soul Calibar
Jin or King from Tekken
Galaga as Assist Trophy
Pac-Man Arcade Stage
“that guy from the Tales of Symphonia Sequel”
You mean Tenebrae? Cuz he was the best character from Symphonia.
Could go either way.
I love how the first thing you all think of is Namco characters while I’m thinking about the online.
Seriously, SCV might have had some of the best netcode to date for a fighting game. If they work on this game’s online, I have high hopes for this game. Not that they weren’t high to begin with, they’re just higher.
Wuuuuuut Lloyd Irving for SSB pl0x!
Ah who cares guys. Remember, Sakurai is the leader of the game – What Sakurai says, goes.
Also, just because Namco is helping them does not mean that a Namco character will come. I hope that Sakurai keeps Snake and Sonic ONLY. I do NOT want anymore 3rd Party! Whqt we need is more Nintendo characters! Instead of Pacman (or something) we can get Waluigi or Bowser Jr. or Daisy or Rosalina. IDK!
What I do know is that Sakurai should focus on Nintendo characters only, NO more 3rd party, that will just ruin the game
Also, please do bot make the game play like All Stars Battle Royale, I’ve seen the gameplay, and it’s HORRIBLE. PROMISE ME YOU WONT LOOK AT THE GAMEPLAY! D:
You’re so close minded for the characters.
…those are all terrible mario characters to put. and they should put 3rd party characters…but probably the ones that have been with Nintendo since the longest like mega man or possibly Simon Belmont from Castlevania, or maybe Travis Touchdown from no more heroes…a man can dream lol
Well you don’t want to swell the series up with hundreds of characters. For those who play the competitively(yes, these people do exist) it would destroy any chance at balance.
Smash does need more female characters and I think some of the current cast are going to get the boot (i.e. Ike for Krom, Snake, Sonic, ROB, PKMN Trainer, Lucario for some current gen PKMN)
You guys want 3rd party characters?
GO PLAY BATTLE ROYALE.
NINTENDO DOES NOT NEED 3RD PARTY, IT NEEDS MORE CHARACTERS FROM THEIR FRANCHISES. ADDING MORE 3RD PARTY WOULD TOTALLY RUIN THE SMASH BROS EXPERIENCE.
Smash bros is a sausage fest.
At least add Daisy, Rosalina, Amy, etc.
No RPG characters, they’re of no importance.
@KCT – Megaman is dead.
oh Ricardo, you’re going to be severely disappointed with the the next smash bros if you keep thinking like that…
And btw… it is called Super Smash BROS for a reason… just saying :P
I looked at the gameplay.
But I do agree with you Ricardo. Too much 3rd Party and it won’t feel like Smash Bros. anymore. To me that’s like adding too much salt on a peanut stew.
But just because Namco is helping on the development doesn’t really mean they’re gonna put their characters in it. Right now it’s a 50-50 chance it might happen.
THE ONLY WII U GAME I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO
SCREW YOU NINTENDO!
Oh be quiet.
lol what a fuckin drama queen
Your just mad cause you’re getting replaced by Pac-Man
Oh boy, somebody is gonna be regretting saying that once they see how beautiful the gameplay is gonna be.
With pacman, awesome graphics, and great fighting It will be better than any ssb.
Remember guys, Brawl consisted of a bunch of random developers during its development.
I hope Monolith Soft helps with this one too!
Really/ It did? Wait but remember that Sakurai gathered those random developers to make hos team because those random devs were talented/the best of the best.
That’s why I’m worried about smash 4 :( Namco does not seem very trustworthy to me, they might change the formula of the game…
They’re helping, not taking over.
Ricardo. Namco is the leader when it comes to fighting games. The know how to make it balanced, and still be competitive.
Namco isn’t changing the formula, but they are definitely going to make it more lovable.
You guys are acting like Namco sucks, they’ve made fighting games like Soul Caliber and Tekken so obviously they’ve had experience with fighting games. And Sakurai is still the head honcho (yeah head honcho) of the development team so what he says goes. Man, you’re almost as b!tchy as the sonic fanbase.
I think Sakurai may be getting tired of making smash games. Just the way he talks about them and the way he reacts to questions about smash.
@Ike – Same here. Sakuai does seem tired of it….
Maybe he should make a smash bros every other console generation…
The thing is, I feel Sakurai is forcing himself to make Smash Bros., just to get the Wii U to sell.
Head Honcho Carpaccio for SSBU!
Sheesh. They created Pacman the most popular and voted best video game in the world. And their fighting games are top notch. If anything the game was just made better.
oh man. I actually meant to reply to will4zoo. The comment above this was meant for him.
Oh god, I hope Pac-Man isn’t a playable character… (Actually I hope so ;D)
Pacman came to mind. He’d fit in pretty well actually. In his look from world 2
Also with his world 2 moveset. Butt bounce, rev roll, pac dot line.
….I wanted Capcom >.>
I want Digimon and Tamagotchis in Smash Bros… NOW!!!
OH YES OH GOD YES! Namco Bandai is helping make it. Really hope the put Tales characters in it.
I call that on the WiiU they will have Lloyd, and the 3DS will have Luke Fon Fabre. And to unlock the other one on the different console you have to connect your 3DS with WiiU and visa-versa.
I really really really hope that happens!
Jumping on the hype rocket! (Faster than a train and much more likely to explode under my butt!) I want Pac-man (if they can make him interesting), Klonoa, Lloyd Irving, and Jin Kazama. I also want SFA Arwings. Lastly, more Motoi Sakuraba originals (FIGHTING OF THE SPIRIT, LIKE A GLINT OF LIGHT, END OF A THOUGHT, FURY SPAKS) and remixes. HYPE! HYPE! HYPE!
Seriously though, If I had to guess, I’d say they’re either helping with story or sound, possibly both.
samus took too long for me to find. she should have been in the front.
Find Wolf and Jigglypuff.
they wasnt there on picture day, so they got left out. or i just cant find them. however, i did find samus, again. i didnt notice before their were 2 samus’.
Ganondorf and Toon Link are absent too.
Huh… What an unpredictable surprise.
If Namco Bandai is supporting in the game’s development, I wonder if they’ll contribute with a few characters in the roster.
Of their franchises, Digimon speaks loudest to me. However, it’s just unlikely and I shouldn’t get my hopes up.
i dont care whos in the game im getting it no matters what. but just kick jiggypuff out off the game.
i think they should put Kingdom hearts characters like riku and sora, u know for the aniversary and i mean they both have swords they can fit well in the game, and i also think that nintendo its going to put paper mario i have that feeling, maybe im wrong or luigis mansion version of luigi and personally i would like to see, and i know its maybe impossible that nintendo think bout this character but i like so much Boktai series, for gba and i think 1 for nintendo ds they could fit well too i think but its only my humble opinion:3
oh and i also want toon link again! ahah!
Lloyd, Kratos, Luke or Tear in the next smash bros? Pleeeeaaase?
If you think about Tales Characters would be the best choice if they are adding them in. Because the battle system is almost alike with hitting the “A” button for normal attacks and “B” for special and the direction of the joystick. They just have to do a few minor tweaks.
Pacman confirmed since namco is helping to make the new ssb.
I thought Namco made terrible games now-a-days? Am I insane? What… what’s happening here?
is nobody thinking gundam here? maybe guys from buffers evolution? bandia also own the rights to LOADS of anime including shaman king and to an extent, yugioh!
Yeah I forgot about that add some Gurren Lagann and Lelouch lol
You guys think Namco is so bad, when you dont realise what awesome fighting games they make. And stop talking like they are taking over. What Sakurai says, goes.
A quote Earlier From Masahiro Sakurai Basicallly Said he wants to add more retro characters….. Namco is the Creater of Pac-Man. You Connect the dots.
I hope they add some characters. I know that he is not namco, but I would love to see Simon Belmont :)
What is up with everyone acting up? Namco bandai is simply helping project sora in development they do not control it so nothing in the gameplay will change unless Sakurai wants it. Its just so they can speed up the development which is what most of you guys wanted