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Bandai Namco hiring for “Smash Bros. 6” which launches next year

Posted on April 7, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Wii U

Bandai Namco recently put up a rather interesting job posting for “Smash Bros. 6”. Although it was taken down after being discovered by various outlets, it mentioned that the game will be released next year on Wii U and 3DS.

Here’s what you should know about the job listing:

– Project currently being worked on by 120 staffers
– Number expected to increase to 200
– Team needs programmers for various roles
– They’ll be put into different teams to handle characters, stages, 3D programming, motion, game mode, mini-games, menu, UI, and more
– Message on the recruitment page:

“Social games are currently a big hit, but the current state of job opportunities for making retail games is critically low. In the midst of this, this will likely be your only chance to be part of a development project for the Smash Bros. [series], which has surpassed a total of 10 million in worldwide sales. And Bandai Namco believes that now is the best time to recruit programmers for retail games.”

– Only 3 Smash Bros. games thus far
– Wii U/3DS games would count as the fourth
– The two games have generally been thought of as “Smash Bros. 4”
– “6” could be a typo
– Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS may have been delayed into 2015
– Another possibility is that Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS are the fourth and fifth in the series, and Smash Bros. 6 is an entirely different/updated version of the game being released next year
– Tatsuya Matsumura, a consultant who uploaded the ad, seems to still have all of his other recruitment ads live on the website
– Matsumura appears to have been in the business of a career consultant to connect developers and software companies with programmers and engineers since 2011
He currently specializes in getting people in touch with gaming and software developers, and has successfully helped the recruitment of over 2,000 people thus far


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  • What

  • stealth20k

    This was proven false already

    • Melatelo

      I really hope so…

    • TalesOfBS

      It better be.

    • Operative


    • 3dchile


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    • James Fox

      Source of info please?

    • Brian

      Um, I don’t think so because the latest games are the fourth and fifth installments. Hopefully, we will get more info on Smash 6 in the future.

  • Rocho

    or NAMCO will make a copy of Smash Brothers with all the information comming directly from Sakurai and make it multiplatform -.- this is something I’ve been afraid since they announced NAMCO was working on the title…

    • Conley Brown

      Why worry? It couldn’t be as good or sell as well because the biggest selling point and what gives smash its charm is the all-star roster. Nobody but Nintendo can put together a roster half as good. Even if the mechanics are similar, it won’t be as good (see Playstation-All Stars). Plus by ripping it off using inside information, Namco would probably be violating some sort of contract and be liable for legal action.

      • Rocho

        I know and I agree with what you say… it just makes me nervous the fact Nintendo has all the great ideas and then they end up being copied by Sony… I hope Namco can keep their hands clean on this one.

    • TalesOfBS

      Namco was always very friendly with Sony, wouldn’t rule that out.
      PS all stars v2 incoming.

    • D2K

      NAMCO “helped” with the latest installment of Smash Bros. They did not “develop” the latest installment of Smash Bros. The game itself will not be going multiplat, nor will the engine be used for a multiplat game.

      • Rocho

        I was talking more of a ripoff than a port.

  • Operative

    Oh no. I REALLY hope we don’t hear the words “please understand…” tomorrow

  • Blake Good

    I hope they don’t announce the game has been delayed until 2015, the only good that can come out of that is if Pac-Man and Simon Belmont are playable charaters.

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  • Kenshin0011

    Q1 2015. Please understand…

  • Inb4 it’s true, and this next Smash is an arcade edition.

  • Brian

    Honestly, the new Smash games are versions four and five in the series. And I don’t think that 6 is a typo. I think it’s probably true, and hopefully we’ll have more details on Super Smash Bros. 6 in the future. Besides, the two games are largely different from each other. Hopefully, E3 2015 will have details on Smash 6. We’ll just have to wait and see…