Metroid Prime 4 Developer Is Bandai Namco Studios Singapore

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This morning, Eurogamer published a report that the rumors circulating about Bandai Namco developing upcoming Nintendo Switch title Metroid Prime 4 were, according to their sources, true.

Of course, now that we have some firmer footing and we know that Bandai Namco is indeed working on Metroid, we're suddenly paying much closer attention to the other rumors which surrounded this one.

The post has since been removed, but one Bandai Namco Singapore employee, a "Lead Designer", had this as part of his recent work lineup: "Ridge Racer 8 (Drift-based High Speed Car Racing Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch)". Previously, around the time Nintendo announced Metroid Prime 4's debut, journalists inquired as to which studio was behind the project. It was already confirmed that Retro Studios won't be working on the new game and it only now that we hearing Bandai Namco being at the helm of it all. If you had to choose a development studio to do this game, who would you choose? Nintendo declined to reply, except to say that Retro Studios, which created the original Metroid Prime Trilogy, was not behind the project. Bandai Namco Singapore staffers include those who have worked on the ambitious Star Wars 1313 that was cancelled amidst Disney buying out LucasArts. Out in the open, this turns out to not be entirely surprising, given that Nintendo and Bandai Namco have partnered together in the past, specifically with Pokken Tournament for Wii U and later the Nintendo Switch. has contacted Nintendo for further clarification but a spokesperson has confined himself to declaring that the company does not comment on rumor and speculation.



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