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

Oct 25, 2017
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AC7 isn't exclusive though. When they announced it they only confirmed PS4 and then later on they confirmed XB1 and Steam.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
His description implies that he only worked on the VR mode of AC7, which I think is exclusive to PSVR (someone please correct me if I'm wrong on that).
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,049
Canada
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.
Not that I am trying to police your "feelings" or anything, but this is a game we know literally nothing about. We don't even know what this job listing means, if anything. It could be minor outsourcing work. So maybe cool the jets a little, lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Not the first time Ridge Racer is exclusive on the newest platform released.

I wouldn't rule it out.

I don't know shit about that Metroid part.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,412
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.
People were worried about Samus Returns on 3DS because Mercury Steam and it turned out amazing, IMO. Let’s wait and see how it looks. Retro laid the foundation for what to expect with Prime games. If anything I wouldn’t expect any major changes and more of the same, which I’m personally fine with.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Well Zhuge did hint months ago that Bamco was working on a first party Nintendo game that was the 4th entry in a series and appears that smash wasn’t the one he was talking about. Also I believe we had someone on here said that they are indeed working on it.

Edit:Guy is actually in this thread too.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
Thanks.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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He’s been right several times recently from what I remember. Can’t look up the videos but he hinted at Dark Souls and the LA Noire ports along with some hints on the specific developers, IIRC.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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2001
More ridge racer is always welcome. One of my favorite franchises from the ps1/ps2 eras.

I mean I’d play it on switch but I would prefer to have a PS4 version to relive my teenage years.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,060
Ridge Racer 8 for ANY platform is a dream come true at this point for me! Hyyype! :D

But Namco making Metroid Prime 4? It just... I mean, why?? I can’t say it makes me hyped tbh. What similar first person games have Bamco made?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Well Zhuge did hint months ago that Bamco was working on a first party Nintendo game that was the 4th entry in a series and appears that smash wasn’t the one he was talking about.
Well, ZhugeEX’s twitter bio says he “covers the digital games market in China and SE Asia.” Singapore falls there
 
Oct 25, 2017
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RIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACEEEEEEEER!

Interested to see how it'll turn out on the Switch as the series is known for its sleek style and arcade goodness.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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His description implies that he only worked on the VR mode of AC7, which I think is exclusive to PSVR (someone please correct me if I'm wrong on that).
It seems so, but it PS4 AND PSVR which doesn't make too much sense if they are only working on the VR portion and being a lead designer. It is an easy mistake for someone who is only has cursory knowledge of the game since the game has mainly been advertised for Playstation and the official website doesn't list the other platforms on the first page but, someone who is a lead designer on it should realize it is multiplatform.
 

Slam Tilt

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Jan 16, 2018
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Do we have any way of proving this LinkedIn profile is legit?
Couldn't someone fake this pretty easily?
Sure, but why? Presumably the people looking at LinkedIn profiles are professionals, not random strangers on the internet you want to impress.
Wouldn't you just say "Game X (PS4)" or "Game Y (Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)" instead of "Exclusive to..." ?
There’s no standard for listing these things; one way is as valid as another.

I’m definitely down for a new Ridge Racer, especially given the dearth of new arcade-style racing games today. Wouldn’t mind a Switch port of Ace Combat, either...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Looks like the evidence is mounting regarding Bamco and MP4.

I'd guess they're assisting, like Platinum with Star Fox Zero. Who knows to what extent though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,596
If this were true, the only real disappointment would be that Ridge Racer did not come in time for the Switch's launch after the tradition was broken.