Friday, August 24, 2012

Why Did Nintendo Choose Namco Bandai? Harada Explains What He Thinks.

We all should know by now about Nintendo's collaboration with Namco Bandai. Question is, why?

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada, who is working on Super Smash Bros 4, says that:  "I think Nintendo chose us just because Smash Brothers is a fighting game. We have over 17 years of continuously developing titles in our franchise [Tekken], I think they felt we were a choice for that," He continues on to explain "Also, we’ve continually developed a very good relationship with Nintendo. Maybe not necessarily in the public spotlight but kind of behind the scenes. We have established a very good working relationship with them. Not just Nintendo, but as a company, we have a very good relationship with Sakurai-san at Sora as well. I think that we are in very good position to make a great game for the Smash Brothers series."

I never knew Namco Bandai was so close to Nintendo. Well, you learn something new everyday, right?

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