Bandai Namco Is Working On Metroid Prime 4
Multiple sources have confirmed.
You've all probably heard the rumours floating around the internet by now that Bandai Namco is working on Metroid Prime 4. Is it true, or is it puff and wind?
Well, multiple sources have confirmed to Eurogamer that the rumours are accurate, meaning Bandai Namco is indeed hard at work on the trilogy's sequel.
If we're being precise, the studio is actually Bandai Namco Singapore, which is a lead studio on the game in collaboration with Nintendo. This studio is home to former LucasArts Singapore staff who previously worked on the cancelled Star Wars 1313 amongst others.
Nintendo's E3 2017 revealed a logo, embedded above in case you've forgotten, for Metroid Prime 4. I wasn't at E3 myself, but I can just imagine the amount of joy at that exact moment. During a media pre-briefing, journalists asked Nintendo who was behind the sequel, however they declined to reply. What they did say, however, is that Retro Studios (who created the original Metroid Prime Trilogy) wasn't behind the project.
After job descriptions were spotted on LinkedIn, some fans started to connect the dots. Of course, rumours started to spread like wildfire afterwards.
It was noted that Bandai Namco Studios Singapore staff members weren't particularly secretive about the fact that they're working on something exciting. It was also noted that on staff profiles, phrases like "ambitious AAA title", a "very interesting unannounced project", that they're working ona "secret" game, and a game where we'll see "more exciting details" announced "soon (or later)!".
The image you've probably already seen states that one staff member in particular who's a lead designer has described themselves as working on an "unannounced IP (first person shooter / adventure exclusive to the Nintendo Switch)". It also says that they're overseeing work on Ridge Racer 8, an exclusive for Switch.
Now that sources have confirmed that Bandai Namco is working on Prime 4, what are your thoughts? Or, are you waiting for Nintendo themselves to confirm who's behind the magic? Let us know below!
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