The scope of the project is so large that people behind some of Namco's major franchises have stepped in to help.
The next Super Smash Bros. game, which will be a collaborative effort between Nintendo and Namco Bandai, has taken top priority at Namco, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed in an interview with NowGamer.
"Obviously it’s a big priority for the company," Harada ellaborates further, "so company-wide there are a lot of people involved with that particular project. Not just from Tekken but a lot of our franchises. "
Hara also explained that the core Tekken team is still working on completing Tekken Tag Tournament 2, but that a great deal of the team is also at work on the next Smash Bros. game. Also, Harada revealed that one of the most popular questions they have received from gamers ever since the game was announced is whether we can expect appearances from Namco Bandai characters.
"We’re not really sure at this moment but when thinking of the playerbase who is playing Smash Bros, maybe Tekken characters is something they wouldn’t want, so I’ve been pulling back on that a bit. But I don’t know."
Namco Bandai's involvement with the game was revealed on June 21 during Nintendo Direct. Series director Masahiro Sakurai will be working with Namco Bandai's developers.