Rumor: Metroid Prime 4 developed with Bandai Namco Singapore & Ridge Racer 8 exclusive to Switch

Oct 29, 2017
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I don't think anyone said it was. But it's an ignorant thing that needs to be pointed out so people can learn from it. Someone says a dumb thing and gets corrected. Someone else suggests that Singapore is close to China location wise and gets corrected on it. It's called an exchange of knowledge. Then some wise guy barges in and starts quoting people who corrected those people going on and on about how it doesn't matter and we shouldn't care so much. It's natural to be upset. Looks like he's still trying to argue so I'm just going to ignore his dumb posts and move on.
Probably for the best. I understand where you're coming from.
 

SJPN

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Oct 27, 2017
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Can't wait for the new Ridge Racer intro! Nintendo starts to look really agressive with this "3rd party" exclusives...

What the fuck is this abomination? Jesus fuck.

They’ve given Reiko massive bolt-on tits, destroyed her face, and after watching her walk, either she’s had a stroke or she’s shit her pants.
 

Jonneh

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Oct 24, 2017
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Andre probably would make a video of Miyamoto sneezing while having lunch
;)
I think you underestimate how thorough GameXplain are. A lot of work goes into these videos and rumors are only reported when there's convincing evidence. For instance this Linkedin listing is about as convincing as it gets.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Well, I must admit that the idea of a non western team developing prime 4 didn't really appealed me, mostly because I was/am afraid it could steer more towards other M in terms of aesthetics and gameplay.
But this rumor really picks my curiosity
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Really curious on how nmh is gonna turn out. It is an indie project right ?
From my understanding it’s a type of collab where Travis wears shirts from different indie games. The game itself has Travis sucked into different game worlds via his console. So no it just has collaborations/references to known indie games.
 
Dec 21, 2017
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Predictions on the release date of MP4?

For me they will show it at this E3 and coming early 2019 (before the end of the fiscal year).

What it is going to be i don't know outside what was on the fact sheet (a return to the classic formula of Metroid Prime)



and the story is set after Corruption, Sylux will have a big part (it might be the final boss).

This is what Tanabe told IGN at E3 2015

Tanabe reminded us about the ending of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. After Samus’s ship flies off into the distance, another ship suddenly appears. He said that players Metroid Prime Hunters should recognize that the ship belongs to a bounty hunter called Sylux. "He’s actually chasing after Samus, and that’s where that game ends," Tanabe said. "There’s still more I want to build around the story of Sylux and Samus. There’s something going on between them. I want to make a game that touches upon [it]."

"I’m also thinking that, in that eventual game between Sylux and Samus that might get made, that I wants to involve the [Galactic] Federation as well," he said. "So it would be a good idea to release a game like Federation Forces to flesh out its role in the galaxy before moving on to that.
The biggest concern is the fact that since those guys are ex-LucasArts, they might be more interested on the development of a story around Samus (it's also mentioned in the fact sheet above), which in theory could be good but at the same time it could be Other M all over again.

It could be based on UE4, since BN Singapore has devs who worked on Star Wars 1313 (which was developed using the UE3).
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Predictions on the release date of MP4?

For me they will show it at this E3 and coming early 2019 (before the end of the fiscal year).

What it is going to be i don't know outside what was on the fact sheets (a return to the classic formula of Metroid Prime) and the story is set after Corruption, Sylux will have a big part (it might be the final boss).

The biggest concern is the fact that since those guys are former LucasArts they might be more interested on a development of a story and more cutscenes rather than just focusing only on the gameplay, which in theory could be awesome (since i can't remember a single Metroid or Metroid Prime with a great story) but at the same time it could be Other M all over again.

It could be based on UE4, since BN Singapore has devs who worked on Star Wars 1313 (which was developed using the UE3).
For me the only way it comes Q1 2019 is that it has to be playable at E3 this year. Nintendo will not miss an E3 for MP4 to be playable. It’s hard to tell, but I’ll go with it won’t be ready until fall 2019.
 

ZER0

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Oct 28, 2017
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I was wondering more about the non-Nintendo stuff, where much more info and detail was provided. When I read the texts, it seems pretty clear that he doesn't have that strong connection with the Nintendo part of the industry.
As I see it, he could be a potential source for things like "3rd parties that develop titles for a Nintendo platform" but totally unpredictable for Nintendo 1st party stuff.
I mean he was pretty close, he said long before announcement that there would be another World ends with you, only he thought because of language barrier issues it was a sequel while it was in fact a port/remake.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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RR a Switch exclusive ? Interesting, it will be weird to not have Ridge Racer on PlayStation but the series hasn't exactly been lighting the world on fire lately, not since the excellent RR Type 4 anyway.

But whatever it comes out on, hopefully it's a return to form for the series.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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Predictions on the release date of MP4?

For me they will show it at this E3 and coming early 2019 (before the end of the fiscal year).

What it is going to be i don't know outside what was on the fact sheets (a return to the classic formula of Metroid Prime) and the story is set after Corruption, Sylux will have a big part (it might be the final boss).
My current prediction is Metroid Prime 4 will be a 2019 title, and an HD Metroid Prime Trilogy will release on Switch.

Again, it's just a prediction, but that's how I see it at the moment.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I hope it has similar vibes to dead space. Would be intriguing to have Samus to be stranded on a planet by herself as she tries to get off it with the planet trying to kill or stop her
 
Oct 27, 2017
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My current prediction is Metroid Prime 4 will be a 2019 title, and an HD Metroid Prime Trilogy will release on Switch.

Again, it's just a prediction, but that's how I see it at the moment.
I forgot about MPT in HD too. If not this year I guess that would be like a February 2019 title.
 

Amiibola

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Now that we're starting new page, let's take a look to non-playstation Ridge Racer games

Ridge Racer 64

Ridge Racer DS

Ridge Racer 3DS

Ridge Racer Unbounded (PCS360)

Ridge Racer 6 (360 exclusive)

Ridge Racer Slipstream (Android/iOS)

So no, the series is not Playstation exclusive.
 

ZER0

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Oct 28, 2017
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When Bandai said they have 3 exclusives for Switch I don’t think Metroid or Smash count. Those are first party games. Ridge Racer fits and that’s one game so far. That leaves 2 left.
Highly likely that one of them is the announced tales of game.
 

ZER0

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Oct 28, 2017
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Are they fucking crazy making RR8 an exclusive?! RR is a PlayStation platform title and itd go best with its brand recognition on that platform + go Multiplatform on xbox1 (and switch). It’ll also look way better. Crazy talk.
Yeah, buddy do your research.
It has been exclusive to other platforms before.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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At this point Nintendo could do a “Bandai Namco” Direct to announce Ridge Racer, reveal Metroid Prime 4, another exclusive, Tales of and Smash.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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My current prediction is Metroid Prime 4 will be a 2019 title, and an HD Metroid Prime Trilogy will release on Switch.

Again, it's just a prediction, but that's how I see it at the moment.
If they do the trilogy, how do you see them adapting the pointer controls of Prime 3? There's gyro pointing, but that's not traditionally been as fast or fluid as the IR pointer was, and would require Skyward Sword-esque recalibration.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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My current prediction is Metroid Prime 4 will be a 2019 title, and an HD Metroid Prime Trilogy will release on Switch.

Again, it's just a prediction, but that's how I see it at the moment.
I believe that if there'd been even the slightest chance to make MP4 a (let's go with FY) 2018 title, they would've positioned it like that in their reports. It surely has to be something more than a mistake that Pokemon is listed with 2018 while Bayo 3 and MP4 are not.

And honestly, they should give the team all the time they need.
 

Dark1x

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Oct 26, 2017
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? I know NST did 64 and DS, but 3D was internal in Japan and the Vita game was by Cellius.
Oh yeah, you’re right. The 3DS game is in-house which is odd because it feels like a generic offshoot similar to RR64.

The phone game is Cellius as well? That’s what I was referring to, not the Vita game. I can’t recall actually.
 
Dec 22, 2017
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If there's a Metroid Prime HD Trilogy, I wonder if Retro's doing it. Having Retro port both the trilogy and DKCTF would explain why their next original game is taking so long.
 

Sakujou

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i think, if nintendo is handing over the mp licence to another company, it might become something as metroid: other m.
believe.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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If they do the trilogy, how do you see them adapting the pointer controls of Prime 3? There's gyro pointing, but that's not traditionally been as fast or fluid as the IR pointer was, and would require Skyward Sword-esque recalibration.
They'll just redesign the controls for the Switch port.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I think you underestimate how thorough GameXplain are. A lot of work goes into these videos and rumors are only reported when there's convincing evidence. For instance this Linkedin listing is about as convincing as it gets.
Hey man, I love GameXplain, Im just teasing about how every news got a minute video dedicated to it. It's pretty unique
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'm so down for more Ridge Racer. I've played a ton of racing games on my phone over the years, but Ridge Racer Slipstream is the only one I'm still constantly going back to three years later. Unbounded on Steam is really fun, too, despite not being the most traditional of RR games.

Fun fact: I don't know if this is true any more, but a few years ago Bandai Namco was insistent that the vehicles in Ridge Racer not be referred to as cars. They're called "Machines". This is something Namco passed on to Invictus, who developed Ridge Racer Slipstream. I hope they maintain this for RR8, too—"Machines" just sounds cooler and more unique.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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They'll just redesign the controls for the Switch port.
There are a bunch of enemies that require being able to aim independent of the lock-on. Like those flying guys that you have to lock on then aim at their shoulders, and a bunch of bosses, too. Or those balls that you can't lock onto that fly toward you in a group with some of them shielded, that you have to manually aim at.

I suppose they could change those guys so that when you lock on, you lock onto a specific part of them that you need to target. It would take out a lot of the challenge, though.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Fun fact: I don't know if this is true any more, but a few years ago Bandai Namco was insistent that the vehicles in Ridge Racer not be referred to as cars. They're called "Machines". This is something Namco passed on to Invictus, who developed Ridge Racer Slipstream. I hope they maintain this for RR8—"Machines" just sounds cooler and more unique.
Jokes on them, we use the same word for both in my language!
 

Clov

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Oct 25, 2017
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i think, if nintendo is handing over the mp licence to another company, it might become something as metroid: other m.
believe.
Yeah! It's going to be just as bad as that time they let that no-name Retro Studios work on Metroid, or when they lost their mind and let MercurySteam of all companies make Samus Returns.