Bandai Namco Confirmed Developers of Metroid Prime 4

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    According to a recent update from Eurogamer, multiple sources have confirmed Namco Bandai as the developer of Metroid Prime 4; one of Nintendo's most anticipated release since its announcement at E3 last year.
    It should be noted while Eurogamer's sources have not been named, the Lead Designer from Bandai Namco Singapore himself confirmed they are working on "an unannounced IP (First Person Shooter/Adventure Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch)".

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  1. Chary

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    I'd rather Retro come back and do what they have proven they're good at. Namco seems like a really weird choice, too. I can see it being a thing, because Namco seems to be all-in with the Switch and Nintendo lately, but I just don't think it's an optimal match up for Metroid Prime.
     
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  2. leafeon34

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    Assuming that Namco actually is developing Metroid Prime 4 I think they'll do a fine job. Not many people had high hopes for the team behind Metroid: Samus Returns but Nintendo made them meet some pretty high standards.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

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    they better not be they already ruined one metroid :glare:
     
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  4. Crusard

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    Metroid is not a unannounced IP
     
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  5. death360

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    So is this good or bad?
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Which one of the companies have a stronger better relationship with nintendo? Namco or retro? I mean perhaps this may be influence.:unsure:
     
  7. Clydefrosch

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    I don't know but they better not!

    I want metroid, not a 3d brawler
     
  8. Cygen

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    Which one do you mean?
    I can only remember 2 bad Metroid games (Federation Force and Prime Hunters... okay 3 if you count pinball as a metroid game) an afaik none of them had anything to do with bandai namco
     
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    Actually that dude who leaked that there would be a Jan direct, and Dark Souls did state (along with a few other leaks) that it is being developed by Bandai Namco
     
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    Nintendo doesn't like fucking up things, so it'll be good.
     
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    oh god this is the end!
     
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    Does anybody read locations?
    who cares 2d metroid when
     
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    Nintendo owned Retro, while Bamco is their own developer/publisher.
    Lets put aside Bamco and talk about Retro, after they finished Tropical Freeze, they're unheard from what they are developing rn. It might be a new IP of some sort if the rumor is true. And if anything, it will be Nintendo exclusive if you don't know already.
     
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  14. XrosBlader821

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    Tropical Freeze Switch Port.
     
  15. RedoLane

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    It's all because they wanted to add Funky Kong to the Tropical Freeze switch port!! >.<
    jokes aside, I'm not sure if it's a good sign or a bad sign, but I guess we'll just have to wait for a gameplay reveal.
     
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    they DID fkk up EVERY mario party game consequtively after the gc era though...
     
  17. GunzOfNavarone

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  18. azoreseuropa

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    Namco needs to release games.. I do not care about racing cars, thought. What about Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto, Ni no Kuni II, Dragon. Ball FighterZ and etc ??
     
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    You are saying to my face that they spent 4 years to port their game from a sinking console? Porting in my knowledge is a quick job and anyone could do the porting simply by giving the source code (TP HD was some third party's job for example).
    Its unlikely if Retro Studios is goofing around for 4 years
     
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