1. Grapezard

    Grapezard
    Member

    New Ridge Racer? More like Ridge Faker!

    Hah! HAHA!
     
  2. massoluk

    massoluk
    Member


    It's all starting to make senses
     
  3. Tagg

    Tagg
    Member

    Ridge Racer 8 exclusive to Switch? Unless Nintendo is fronting the bill, this is pure fantasy.
     
  4. The Giant

    The Giant
    Banned Member

    Just like Retro Studios was a no body studio when Nintendo gave them yhe metriod ip.
     
  5. Shroki

    Shroki
    Member

    Well, it was an odd choice for Smash 4 as well.

    But with Nintendo producers standing over their shoulders, they might really just need the man power.
     
  6. Astrogamer

    Astrogamer
    Member

    It seems strange that a lead designer would miss that Ace Combat is coming to Xbox One and PC and put a previously unknown game on their projects seems irresponsible for the position.
     
  7. Garf02

    Garf02
    Banned Member

    What has BN Sin even do?? Their web page is just a recruitment middle man
     
  8. Jacob LeBeau

    Jacob LeBeau
    Banned Member

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmok
     
  9. Ehoavash

    Ehoavash
    Member



    Lmao hahahahaha this is amazing
     
  10. Jeenaud

    Jeenaud
    Member

    the studio is too small to be the main dev for Prime 4 they're probably just helping out.
     
  11. SatoAilDarko

    SatoAilDarko
    Member

    I totally believe this. Nintendo outsources a lot of stuff to Namco. It would make sense for an First-person game which theh don't have experience with.
     
  12. Cantaim

    Cantaim
    Member

    I'm positive non of this is true. But I'll believe for those that want this to be true!
     
  13. Sub Boss

    Sub Boss
    Member

    Well the original description was that they formed a 'new' team to make Prime 4.
    Maybe this is it, the new Retro
     
  14. Vishmarx

    Vishmarx
    Member

    hush , its very important his potential future employers know what to buy if they wanna play the latest ridge racer.
     
  15. dagger

    dagger
    Member

    huh, that would be... unexpected?


    will wait and see (the reactions could be potentially very entertaining).
     
  16. NateDrake

    NateDrake
    Moderator

    It hasn't released yet.
     
  17. wwm0nkey

    wwm0nkey
    Member

    Im convinced this is actually Kaz at this point.
     
  18. Mr. Pointy

    Mr. Pointy
    Member

    .
     
  19. Filament Star

    Filament Star
    Member

    This stood out to me too. There'd be no reason to have that there on a linkedin.
     
  20. IzzyRX

    IzzyRX
    Member

    What do we know about Bandai Namco Singapore?
     
  21. Rpgmonkey

    Rpgmonkey
    Member

    So far I've seen the Singapore studio credited on semi-recent titles produced by Bandai Namco's main Tokyo development studio, like Tekken 7 and Tales of Berseria. I don't know if they've run a project themselves (yet) or if that's necessarily even what the studio was created for.
     
  22. Porygon

    Porygon
    Member

    The same thing that Retro Studios did when they got Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime was literally Retro's first game
     
  23. Cinemikel

    Cinemikel
    Banned Member OP

    Probably, which is why I used the word "with" in the title instead of "by"
     
  24. Jahranimo

    Jahranimo
    Community Resettler Member

    Also another thing to note from the job posting is that they've been working with that branch of Bandai Namco since May 2016.
     
  25. Mr. Pointy

    Mr. Pointy
    Member

    BN Singapore are probably making art assets for the Japanese BN group that's putting the game/s together.
     
  26. Garf02

    Garf02
    Banned Member

    Retro was funded by Nintendo and the guy that led the Studio that made Turok for N64, so Nintenso knew what they were jumping in, i cannot find what was BN S worked on
     
  27. Djawed

    Djawed
    Banned Member

    Riiiiiiidge racaehr
     
  28. Jacob LeBeau

    Jacob LeBeau
    Banned Member

    Next your telling me Nintendo's developing a Sonic game, huh?













    Now I want that.
     
  29. Tsukinopio

    Tsukinopio
    Banned Member

    Now that I think about it, Ridge Racer 8 being Switch exclusive wouldn't be that outlandish. After all, Ridge Racer 6 was 360 exclusive.
     
  30. Vertpin

    Vertpin
    Member

    lmao. I hope so.
     
  31. SoundCheck

    SoundCheck
    Member

    Working on MP4 and RR at the same time would demand much more people and resources than Bandai singapure is capable right now.
    #teamfake
     
  32. Smiles

    Smiles
    Member

    Switch is lacking in the racer department for sure, beyond Mario Kart 8 Deluxe... I would not mind this
    But Retro better be working on something good
     
  33. Tsukinopio

    Tsukinopio
    Banned Member

    Is Donkey Kong good?
     
  34. Shroki

    Shroki
    Member

    "The guy that led the studio" in this instance wouldn't be a Namco employee. It'd be Tanabe.

    Think Smash 4. Sakura and Sora Ltd led development, Namco had the workforce to realize that vision.
     
  35. Dreamboum

    Dreamboum
    Member

    ridge racer ? Not being a launch title ?

    fakest
     
  36. Harpoon

    Harpoon
    Member

    Not if they're just helping out other teams as has been suggested.

    Retro's clearly working on Ridge Racer 9.
     
  37. essenn

    essenn
    Member

    Wow I need ridge racer 8
     
  38. New Grandia incoming!

    /s
     
  39. Rock Howard

    Rock Howard
    Member

    Will the shooter have real-time weapon change?!
     
  40. Dremorak

    Dremorak
    Member

    So that it shows you have experience working with that platform. I do the same thing.
     
  41. GreenMamba

    GreenMamba
    Member

    I really don't have a good feeling for Metroid Prime 4. If it was just another new Metroid, sure, give it to Namco, whatever, but when you specifically call it Metroid Prime 4 there's a pretty distinct direction, art, and design you've set an expectation for, and to have production move not only to a different studio but all the way across the ocean, I dunno. I just have a feeling it's going to be either a really, really paint by the numbers producer driven experience or something that is very, very different.
     
  42. mugwhump

    mugwhump
    Member

    I'm scared

    hold me
     
  43. SJPN

    SJPN
    Member

    And there have been other Nintendo-only Ridge Racers. Shit ones, but they’re still real.
     
  44. clay_ghost

    clay_ghost
    Member

    Woot singapore !

    I I have no idea what BN Singapore made.
     
  45. Luminaire

    Luminaire
    Member

    Wouldn't you just say "Game X (PS4)" or "Game Y (Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)" instead of "Exclusive to..." ?
     
  46. Wonderrade

    Wonderrade
    Member

    I feel like if Ridge Racer gets funded by nintendo, the main reaction will be "Why isnt nintendo footing the bill for a new F-ZERO instead?"
     
  47. Smash 4 was made by the people who made Tekken and Soulcalibur though... The list of Bamco FPSs or action adventure games is extremely small.

    We'll see if they hired some people who have worked on shooters or adventure games in the past I guess.
     
  48. Smiles

    Smiles
    Member

    that is the last thing I want from them but I am pretty sure lots of people think Donkey Kong from Retro are great
     
  49. mutantmagnet

    mutantmagnet
    Member

    Sonic kart and ridge racer would be healthy sign of competition for Mario.
     
  50. samred

    samred
    Editor @ Ars Technica Verafied

    Came here to say this. That's the regular deal w/ Singaporean studios, at any rate. (Me, I'm holding out hope that this is actually Time Crisis R.)