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Namco Bandai Developing Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS

Plus, a special message from Masahiro Sakurai.


Nintendo revealed today that the Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. games will be developed by Namco Bandai Games and Namco Bandai Studios.

Project Sora and Masahiro Sakurai are still heading up the project, but the Namco Bandai staff will be handling the development side. On the Namco Bandai side, Masaya Kobayashi (Ridge Racer 7, Go Vacation) is producer and Yoshito Higuchi (Tales series) is director.

Kobayashi (left) and Higuchi (right).

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced Namco Bandai's involvement during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast.

Nintendo later shared a textual message from Kobayashi and Sakurai. View it in English here or in Japanese here.

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