Last week’s Nintendo Direct gave us some nice 3DS-sized surprises, one of which was the previously-unannounced Mario Sports Superstars.
The next entry in the long-running Mario Sports series of games, it aims to pull together several different disciplines into one package. Now, thanks to the Australian Board of Classification, we have confirmation of the development teams behind the project.
MARIO SPORTS SUPERSTARS, Computer Games, Multi Platform, Rating: G, Author: CAMELOT AND BANDAI NAMCO STUDIOS, Publisher: NINTENDO CO., LTD.,
— AusVGClassifications (@AusVGClass) September 5, 2016
It will come as no surprise to see Camelot Software Planning’s name listed – the company once famous for creating Sega’s amazing Shining series of video games now pumps out the likes of Mario Tennis and Mario Golf.
More surprising is that Bandai Namco is involved with the game, although even this isn’t without precedent – the veteran firm has already assisted Nintendo with other key projects, including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.
Oh, and while we’re here, ignore that “multi platform” mention on the listing – the site also has Splatoon listed as multi platform as well, so it shouldn’t be taken as a hint that we’ll be getting a Wii U version.