Namco Bandai Holdings announced the construction of a new development company, Namco Bandai Studio. The brand new studio will be responsible for the development of Tekken, Soul Calibur, Taiko Drum Master, Tales, Gundam and also be working on the creation of new IPs.
The new studio will be split off into different areas of Namco Bandai Games into their own company. It will include over 1,000 staff, including 80 people that were absorbed from Namco Tales Studio earlier this year. Basically, Namco Bandai Games development functionlity will head into a single company for speedier and optimized development. The studio named ‘Namco Bandai Studios Inc’ will be formed on the 2nd April and will be based in Shinagawa and headed by Hajime Nakatani.