The first thing I thought when Nintendo revealed Namco Bandai’s involvement in the next Super Smash Bros. (Wii U/3DS) title was, “I hope we see some characters from Tales of the Abyss“. Well, according to Yoshito Higuchi of Namco Bandai:
Maybe if we beg Sakurai-san, it will happen! I know Higuchi-san would love it, but the decision is Sakurai-san’s. I think it’s still too early to talk about it.
I’d expect to see some news on this once the game is actually unveiled with some actual details, and hopefully a debut trailer. I’d say we’ll see an announcement of this game later this year, most likely in September via a Nintendo Direct broadcast. What do you think? -Greg Boe (admin)
Source: Nintendo 3DS Blog