Super Smash Bros Wii U is a big priority, says Tekken’s Harada

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:51 GMT

Namco and Tekken man Katsuhiro Harada has said the Super Smash Bros. project the firm is co-developing with Nintendo’s Project Sora is a “big priority for the company.”

Speaking with NowGamer, Harada said company-wide, there are a “lot of people involved with that particular project,” from all franchises and not just the Tekken team.

“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,” he said.

While Harada wouldn’t be drawn on whether any Namco characters would appear in the Wii U game or not, he admitted it was a question asked frequently from fans and journalists alike.

“The fans, rather than asking about Tales or Gundam, or some of our other franchises, the fans abroad saw Tekken as one of the key words and took off on that,” he said. “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.”

Thanks, pwidow.

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