Namco Bandai Games and Namco Bandai Studio are working alongside Sora Ltd. and Masahiro Sakurai on the next Super Smash Bros., Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Direct broadcast tonight.
Sakurai is heading the project. On the Namco Bandai side, Masaya Kobayashi, whose previous works include the Ridge Racer series and Go Vacation, is producing. And Yoshito Higuchi, who produced Tales of Vesperia, is directing.
Messages from Sakurai and Kobayashi are expected after the broadcast. [Update: read them here.]