Hideki Kamiya, Platinum Games’ director, has been talking about having one of his characters appear in Super Smash Bros. Kamiya has said how he would be “honoured” to have it happen.
Third-party characters such as Sonic and now Mega Man have come to the franchise but could one of Kamiya’s characters – for example Viewtiful Joe – ever join? Talking to Polygon, Kamiya said: “Even if there’s been discussion between me and Mr. Sakurai, obviously it’s something I wouldn’t be able to talk about,”. Continuing on, Kamiya stated: “But I’m a Nintendo fan at heart. Even creating games with the Nintendo logo on them is really impactful for me. So if there was ever the opportunity to feature one of my characters in a Nintendo game, obviously I would be extremely honoured.”
Also, Kamiya elaborated more on the subject of The Wonderful 101 nearly featuring Nintendo characters:
“Considering the wide range of backgrounds of different Nintendo characters, I imagine [if we’d continued] down that route it could have had some of the edge taken off of it. Not to say that it wouldn’t have come together in the form it is now… Being this sort of bright pop design, but it’s actually quite serious, in terms of being an action game. If we had pursued Nintendo characters, I imagine it would have skewed more casually.”
Finally, Kamiya added: “Since Nintendo characters are so famous and widely known around the world. I had these dreams of becoming very well-known amongst the most famous designers as well, such as Mr. Miyamoto.”
Platinum Games are becoming a key third-party developer for Nintendo, with The Wonderful 101 and the upcoming Bayonetta 2 adding big exclusives to the Wii U’s software library. But would you like to see one of Kamiya’s characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS? Bayonetta would certainly be interesting!