Tales Of Symphonia's Lloyd Irving is one of the Namco Bandai characters we'd love to see in Smash Bros Wii U and we're not alone. Tales director and producer Yoshito Higuchi would love a Tales character to appear in Smash Bros 4, too
Having said that, Tales producer Makoto Yoshizumi has said Sakurai has the final say over the Smash Bros Wii U character roster.
Yoshizumi said: "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."
Interestingly, he told Kingdom Of Tales that characters can only appear in Smash Bros if they've been in a game on a Nintendo console.
"We need to keep in mind that a character can only appear in a Smash Bros game if he already appeared on a Nintendo console," added Yoshizumi. This is one of the conditions, and many Tales characters do not fulfill it. Of course, some do, like characters from Tales of Symphonia or Tales of the Abyss.