Bandai Namco has officially announced the existence of two studios specifically tasked with co-developing Nintendo projects.
The existence of Studio 2 and Studio S was highlighted by X user Mondo Mega via Source Gamingwho noticed that Bandai Namco was advertising the studios through a job advertisement.
A translated blurb on Studio 2 and Studio S’s website describes the pair as studios that “specialize in contract development projects.” So far, both have worked exclusively on Nintendo titles, including Mario Kart Tour, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros UltimateAnd weapons.
It’s worth noting that studios were retroactively banned from working on older titles such as: Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS And Super Smash Bros. for Wii Uboth launched in 2014.
This suggests that the “new” studios may be the result of an internal restructuring within Bandai Namco, or simply existing development studios that the company wants to officially unveil.
Recruitment information posted on Studio 2 and Studio S’s website states that the company is looking for employees with “mid-career” experience. New graduates should look for other roles at Bandai Namco.
As for the pair currently, the website offers few details, but does say that both teams will “continue to create world titles.” [class] Standards.”