1. Nolbertos

    Nolbertos
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    Well, Tecmo left a bitter taste in everyone’s mouth with Other M. Ubisoft didn’t have the luxury of a Mario game bombing using someone else’s characters. Bamco isn’t Tecmo, but still that cloud lingering.
     
  2. mockingbird

    mockingbird
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    I guess Ridge Racer being exclusive makes sense. Even though it's more of an arcade racer, Switch doesn't have any other racers to compete with it, like Project Cars, Forza, or GT.
     
  3. Cinemikel

    Cinemikel
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  4. Even with Mario+Rabbids and Samus Returns though, those teams had made strategy games and Metroidvanias before (admittedly, the later team is blamed for killing Castlevania but uhhhhhh, well they had worked on Castlevania).

    Namco has not done a AAA shooter or action adventure game like ever. We'll see how it looks pretty soon I would guess though.
     
  5. Eon

    Eon
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    In today’s sim heavy world, a arcade focused switch RR is right my alley. I’ve really missed portable RR since the PSP launch.

    As for MP4...who knows.

    But BAMCO bring both of these is great news, if true. Great third party support.
     
  6. GreenMamba

    GreenMamba
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    Prime 4 is already confirmed to be first person.
     
  7. Nemesis162

    Nemesis162
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    That's pretty interesting and surprising. I guess that Bandai Namco Studios is doing the brute work with Tanabe as the leader of the project just like other projects made by them.
     
  8. foxuzamaki

    foxuzamaki
    Member

    Retro were made of ex acclaim members who worked on the kurok games, their studio was new but the people working there were not
     
  9. You guys can have Ridge Racer, and we'll see you with Giant Enemy Crab!
     
  10. Retromelon

    Retromelon
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    Once upon a time people might have called a retro developed metroid "farming out"
     
  11. Phendrift

    Phendrift
    Member

    Oh ok.

    Still, he’s at the helm
     
  12. I mean, giving a massive genre defining project and series to a failing studio often doesn't work out!

    It did, but I don't think this is too common...

    And Bamco has no experience with these games at all.

    But we'll see...
     
  13. GreenMamba

    GreenMamba
    Member

    My concerns here is that Prime 1 - 3 really weren't games that NCL handled everything themselves and had Retro do the grunt work for--they were very much Retro Studios games being overseen by Nintendo. It's possible everything ends up okay but this is just a really bizarre choice.

    Considering Tanabe's producer work as of late that's maybe not a good thing.
     
  14. Phendrift

    Phendrift
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    Prime 4 is a first person game. It’s one of the few things they’ve actually confirmed
     
  15. Ridley327

    Ridley327
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    That, and Nintendo does have a history already with the series, as they had NST develop the N64 game (as well as the port to the DS), as well as getting Namco to make an installment for the 3DS launch. Nothing too crazy as far as they're concerned, though I think that there's a fair few people out there that would be relieved to get a more traditional Ridge Racer after such a long absence for the series.
     
  16. MoonFrog

    MoonFrog
    Member

    I guess I kind of assumed we'd only get Prime again with a bizarre choice tbh.
     
  17. Phendrift

    Phendrift
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    Also, if Bandai Singapore is new like you guys are suggesting, we don’t actually know the types of people who work there right?

    It could be a collection of devs who have worked on FPS games.
     
  18. bobbychalkers

    bobbychalkers
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    I've been craving a racer on Switch that doesn't involve Nintendo mascots or phone ports.
     
  19. Katsubento

    Katsubento
    Member

    I'll take a new Ridge Racer on anything.
     
  20. macapala

    macapala
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    OMG! Quickly, someone start a petition to get Metroid Prime 4 cancelled!
     
  21. Harpoon

    Harpoon
    Member

    Well, the dev whose LinkedIn page this is from apparently has their share of experience:

     
  22. foxuzamaki

    foxuzamaki
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    As of late? The one game? Which isnt some horrible trainwreck of a game anyway? You guys need some perspective
     
  23. LightKiosk

    LightKiosk
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    Honestly even if Ridge Racer isn't on my platform of choice, I'd still like them to release one with an iconic Ridge Racer soundtrack so I can jam out to it.
     
  24. Cinemikel

    Cinemikel
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    The thing I'm confused on is why he would label an actual unannounced game with its name (Ridge Racer 8), but not the first person action adventure title which is technically announced?

    I understand that no real details in terms of development and developers have been announced so they could be keeping a tight lip on that, but then why would you also then go announce a completely unannounced, unhinted title, full name and all?
     
  25. I know, what I mean is that I think safe to assume he is going to be a very hands on producer like he was on the other Prime games, to at least keep the new game in line with previous ones.
     
  26. Yep, that employee is real.
     
  27. New Fang

    New Fang
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    Ridge Racer is of great interest to me, but only if it’s more like Ridge 4/5, or the PSP games.

    Isn’t Ace Combat also coming to Xbox, and therefore not exclusive to PS4?
     
  28. Pooh

    Pooh
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    It's gonna be hilarious when Kaz appears on the next Nintendo Direct to reveal the new Ridge Racer
     
  29. Nemesis162

    Nemesis162
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    I mean, Bandai Namco Singapore could just be an support studio for the game and not the main one.
     
  30. Oh and they did, a lot in fact. Sadly I was there to witness the outbursts on Metroid fansites and the like.
     
  31. "• Concept Design – Created many design concepts in order to meet Nintendo’s exacting requirements. "

    Holy shit, they're actually making it and not just a support studio.

    This is going to be the first AAA game ever made in Singapore, goddamn.
     
  32. carlosrox

    carlosrox
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    It's Swiiiiitch Raaceeer.
     
  33. Jahranimo

    Jahranimo
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    The Singapore office has been open since March 2013.

    Source
     
  34. Hailinel

    Hailinel
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    Other than Federation Force, what has Tanabe helmed as producer in recent memory that went poorly?
     
  35. Cinemikel

    Cinemikel
    Banned Member OP

    Read the OP edit
     
  36. Nemesis162

    Nemesis162
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    Where are you seeing this?
     
  37. That fucking Donkey Kong Country!

    /s
     
  38. Doctre81

    Doctre81
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    Its on the profile.
     
  39. clay_ghost

    clay_ghost
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    Is there a actual link to the profile or something? Can't find it anywhere. Also that guy will be wondering why so many random people outside the industry are viewing his profile.
     
  40. Taco_Human

    Taco_Human
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    RIIIIIIIIDGE RACERRRRRRRR so fucking hyped

    Edit: Please be real
     
  41. Mega Man Zero

    Mega Man Zero
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    I'd love a new Ridge Racer.
     
  42. Harpoon

    Harpoon
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    I think people are trying to avoid outright posting it so the guy doesn't get in trouble.
     
  43. EightBitNate

    EightBitNate
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    Can anyone else name a time a sequel went from a western dev to Eastern Asia? Can only think of examples going the other way. Interested in seeing the results.
     
  44. Nemesis162

    Nemesis162
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    I know. I mean the link
     
  45. Jahranimo

    Jahranimo
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    Ding ding ding
     
  46. clay_ghost

    clay_ghost
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    Make sense.
     
  47. Mitchman

    Mitchman
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    Ridge Racer? Switch is single handedly trying to revive gaming of a bygone era. And its doing a god damn job.
     
  48. defferoo

    defferoo
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    found it. looks legit. if true, the fact that they're meeting with Nintendo could indicate that it's actually a Nintendo IP.
     
  49. Tsukinopio

    Tsukinopio
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    Every game on this list except Donkey Kong:

    [​IMG]
     
  50. Judge

    Judge
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    I mean...he's gona get in trouble either way. Pretty easy to find who it is just by going to linkedin

    but ya, don't link it.