Probably the biggest surprise to come from Nintendo Direct earlier this morning was an announcement regarding Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U/Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo announced that they will be joining forces with Namco Bandai (Tekken/Soul Calibur) to create the new Super Smash Bros. games. Project Sora featuring Masahiro Sakurai is still on board, so Super Smash Bros. fans should rest easy knowing that. This is being done mainly because the scope of the game has become large with two versions being developed at the same time.
In my opinion, this is a great move by Nintendo. Tekken and Soul Calibur games have consistently been quality fighters, so I have no qualms with Namco Bandai being involved. I'm left with only one question; was Capcom considered for the position?
Source: Nintendo Direct, June 21