Bandai Namco has been collaborating with Nintendo on a number of the latter’s projects for several years running now, and now the company has cemented that partnership in a much more official capacity with the formal announcement of Studio 2 and Studio S, a team dedicated primarily to working on projects commissioned by Nintendo.
Through the team’s formal establishment has only just happened, it has been around for a while, and has provided development support on a number of major Nintendo releases in the last decade, including the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Mario Kart Tour, Mario Kart 7, Mario Sports Superstars, and ARMS.
As per the studio’s official website, it currently employees over 150 people across a number of disciplines, including art, programming, and design. The studio is currently also looking to recruit additional employees, with job listings mentioning that it’s working on a 3D action game commissioned by Nintendo. Said title has also been mentioned in previous job ads, and could potentially be a remake of an older release.