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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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