Bandai Namco Confirmed Developers of Metroid Prime 4

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  1. Xzi

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    FPS seems to be the one genre where Nintendo is not comfortable developing the games themselves. They've never released their own FPS game AFAIK.
     
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    Didn't they already do that? ...Super Mario Odyssey?? :ha: ...oops my mistake, it just looks like they did!
    SEGA would probably have do a better job!


    They make E.A. look good.
    I'm sure there will be Ads in MP4, every time you press a button an Ad will play!!!!!!
    That with there bullshit micro transactions ...and DLC ...even before the game is released ...i'm sure it will turn out well.
     
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    Uh... which games are you referring to? Granted, I don't have much experience with Bandai Namco games, but i have played some Dark Souls and enjoyed it a lot...
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it had a multiplayer mode like Hunters. Nintendo has loved making competitions for their games the past few years.
     
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    I was gonna say Yoshi's Safari would be Nintendo's one foray of developing an FPS game even if it was on rails and for the SNES. However, after looking into it, the developer of the game is actually completely unknown. I bet it's Nintendo themselves and they just distanced themselves from the game since they don't really want to associate Mario with any shooter in this day and age (edit: just remember Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, guess this line of reasoning doesn't really check out anymore). But for whatever reason, who developed Yoshi's Safari is not a known fact shared anywhere online at least as far as I can tell. And I find this to be actually really intriguing.

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    Where is there precedence for this? Sm4sh and Pokken Tournament are completely ad free.
     
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    What? Are we still talking about Bandai-Namco? Or did I miss something and lose track of the conversation?

    Also at this point, no company can make EA look good. Konami is almost there, but still haven't matched yet.
     
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    So it'd seem that the specific namco studio in charge of that game is based in singapour and is composed of a lot of ex-lucasart employees who worked on Star Wars 1313...
     
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    ^ yep this won't end well...
     
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    Star Wars 1313 looked quite exciting and was supposed to star Boba Fett as a main character, it's also closer to an FPS than any other big games Namco has ever produced, I'm not that pessimistic...
     
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    Could have been worse - a developer that worked on Battlefront 2 instead.
     
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    Am I the only one here who was hoping for the team behind Federation Force to be working on Prime 4?
     
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    Honestly I'll give them a chance to show us what they have in their inventory.
    I'm honestly really excited to see more of MP4 details. As far as I remember, Retro Studios wasn't really well known until Metroid Prime, and they really did an excellent job for moving a series of 2d platformer into a 3d exploration FPS with a very deep atmosphere.

    Let's give them their chance before complaining, until then we will be able to judge.
     
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    imo it seems retro studio is kinda disbanded or something by now, they havent made a single game since tropical freeze, and not even announced anything.
     
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    This will end very badly. Team Ninja's games have are typically tiers below Zelda in terms of action fluidity and solidness.
     
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    Thats true. But will it necessarily be an FPS? What if it is a 3d game but you see the character? *Plot twist* lol (I know they already released hints at it being FPS, just playing with the idea)
     
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    it wouldnt make much sence if they used the prime name and made it a 3rd person game all prime games besides pinbal one were FPS games even federation force, PRIMe means it will be an FPS if not they would use another naming lke metroid otherm, metroid fusion, metroid something.

    When you see prime its an FPS.
     
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    Was just entertaining the idea, i know what you mean and i prefer an FPS too to be honest.
     
  19. Jonna

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    Okay, am I seriously missing something? This is now the second person to talk about Team Ninja when we're talking about Bandai Namco.
     
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    If it's made by say from software(dev of dark souls, still not owned by Bandai Namco, and the game is published by Nintendo), that's not a huge problem. But this is team Ninja, who make stuff like Dynasty warriors. Even Ninja Gaiden dom't feel super solid. Anyway the last thing we need is flashy move and inprecise hits.
    Remember despite the unnecessary praise OOT has the solidness of a platformer.
     
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