by David Sanchez on July 10, 2012 @ 12:32 pm
It was quite the surprise when Nintendo announced that it was working alongside Namco Bandai for its upcoming Super Smash Bros. title for the Wii U. Speaking to NowGamer, the Tekken developer gave some insight on the project, citing it as an important project for the company. Needless to say that’s awesome news, and it’s good to know that Namco Bandai wants to deliver a quality experience in the next Smash Bros.
“Obviously it’s a big priority for the company, so company-wide there are a lot of people involved with that particular project,” said Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada. “Not just from Tekken but a lot of our franchises. Although our main core staff is busy with Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and trying to finish that up, I do think we’ll support the initiative in some kind of capacity.”
Despite Namco Bandai’s notoriety as the developer behind Tekken, it’s likely that we won’t see many (or any) characters from that fighting series in the upcoming Smash Bros. The reason for that is because Harada doesn’t feel that the Smash Bros. faithful would really want those characters in the game. That’s kind of a shame; I really wanted Kuma in there because I love the absurdity of a fighting game with a bear in it.
Despite Harada’s statements, I still think we’ll see a character or two from Tekken. I mean, it would be pretty cool if Heihachi appeared in both PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and the new Smash Bros. He’d be, like, a big fighting game whore!
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