1. carlosrox

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  2. Even Prime 4?
     
  3. ShinobiBk

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    The listing says it's a first person shooter/adventure game. Why would the Prime series not be first person all of a sudden?
     
  4. carlosrox

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    Welp those are all good-great games. Oh wait I forgot Color Splash and Federation Force were worse than STDs! I forgot I'm on the internet!

    Fed Force was a good game shat on by a whining fanbase and there was something wrong with Color Splash now? It was one of Wii U's best games, and that's saying a lot. Color Splash was fucking amazing.
     
  5. shancake

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  6. Dark Cloud

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    Don’t worry I was on #MetroidPrime4beingdevelopedbyBandai

    Now that I see it’s a new studio with Bandai in Singapore I’m even MORE excited and I’m pulling for them and Tanabe to make Metroid Prime 4 amazing. Let people hate. Let people doubt. Let people question. No matter what Samus will rise again from the new talented team in Singapore.
     
  7. Stormkyleis

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    Bandai Namco does have a ton of experience with fighting games, we can't say the same about first person shooters / adventure games. Plus, Singapore is a new division founded in 2013.

    But then again, we can easily draw a parallel between them and 2002 Retro Studios, or even Ubisoft Milan. If I had to guess, they probably pitched an extremely convincing prototype to Nintendo.
     
  8. rhandino

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    People bringing Tanabe recent projects to question his ability to work on a new Metroid game forgetting that the "people behind Metroid Prime" went to work on Batman: Arkhan Origins Blackgate (aka. trash) and ReCORE (aka. Lttp: The Game)

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  9. Harpoon

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    Ooh, that's interesting. All of the pieces seem to be coming together...
     
  10. Nolbertos

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    So I went on linkedin and didn’t see any job postings on lead designer or Bamco Singapore. Did this guy literally stalk all Namco employees profiles on linkedin to get the scoop?? Kinda freaky and maybe stupid that a bamco employee put that in there job description. Also, I didn’t know bamco had a Canadian studio in vancouver. The more you know
     
  11. Jon Carter

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    The real bombshell here is Ridge Racer 8 exclusive to Switch. Damn, that is one hell of a rumor. I need Ridge Racer back.

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  12. Cinemikel

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    I do think it's a bit of a shame that Nintendo just went with a third party dev to help make the game, even if it's a newly made dev.

    I would have rather had them form a brand new studio under them instead since they seem to be curating talent and skill from this team. Grow the first party team more
     
  13. Oh man that's awesome to hear, 1313 looked great so it's really comforting to know these people are able to work on another sci-fi ip again after that was canceled. Really happy for them if true.
     
  14. Kinsei

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    I'm not going to make any snap judgements on the potential quality of Prime 4 since Retro was an untested studio before Prime 1 came out and look at what happened there. I hope we get footage of the game in a Nintendo Direct before E3.
     
  15. New Fang

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    Maybe the Singapore studio is just assisting the main studio on MP4?
     
  16. Dark Cloud

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    Just like I believed in Mario + Rabbids when it first like. Recall all the hatred from gamers. There was a few of us fighting for Ubisoft to do Mario and Rabbids good. Same thing will happen here.
     
  17. Yes, this is the beat he works.

    The guy who leaked all this info is clearly the lead writer for Prime 4 based on his profile and he says he has done a lot of gameplay pitches to Nintendo for Prime 4 so I would guess that they are the lead studio and not a support studio.
     
  18. Opa-Pa

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    Not thrilled by this, but after Nintendo helped Mercury Steam of all studios to redeem themselves with a Metroid game I can trust their judgment in these things for sure.
     
  19. srtrestre

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    It’s ridge racer. Riiiiiiidge racerrrrrrrr

    I know it’s not original but saying it is so much fun dammit
     
  20. Ridge Racer 8 as a Nintendo exclusive legit makes sense considering the pattern:

    Ridge Racer 6 - Xbox 360 exclusive
    Ridge Racer 7 - PS3 exclusive
    Ridge Racer 8 - Switch exclusive

    It's only natural that Nintendo would be next to complete this pattern.

    Also, the director of Go Vacation WAS asked by BN to make Ridge Racer for Wii, but opted to do the former instead. So...
     
  21. Harpoon

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    I thought so too, but apparently the LinkedIn page makes it sound like the Singapore studio is sending stuff directly to Nintendo, and judging by the article above, there's not exactly a lack of talent there.
     
  22. Jahranimo

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    I've been noticing this too. Some also worked on The Force Unleashed.

    Also a number of these said LinkedIn pages are primarily Art Designers and either got hired in 2016 around the time of the employee in the OP or are working on vague projects within the same timeframe.

    I think, like some others have mentioned earlier in the thread, that Bandai Namco is outsourced to work on art assets for the game.
     
  23. Servbot24

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    I think I'm going to cry :'(
     
  24. duckroll

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    Why would you assume this is the lead studio on the games?
     
  25. Poimandres

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    Ridge Racer 8 exclusive to Switch? Well... that's a pretty compelling motivation to get a Switch for me if real. A strange turn of events considering the sub par support Nintendo has historically received with the series (aside from the 3DS game arguably) but I don't care which system it launches on as long as it's real!
     
  26. The guy in the OP is definitely writing for Prime 4 and is working on gameplay stuff for Prime 4 though.
     
  27. Nemesis162

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    Yeah, I saw it too. This team seems pretty good tbh
     
  28. Servbot24

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    Metroid Prime was the best video game of all time, and now we're to the point of trying to convince ourselves Federation Force wasn't actually that bad, smh. Damn what happened to this series.
     
  29. Jacob LeBeau

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    Is this even considered a rumor?
     
  30. Cypher

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    lmao man will Tanabe ever recover?
     
  31. Nolbertos

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    I enjoyed Federation Force, it was a “different” take on the Metroid Prime universe. That being said, I prefer Samus as the main character
     
  32. duckroll

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    Nah, if Bandai Namco is working on the game, they are likely developing all of it. Like they did for Smash.
     
  33. Mory Dunz

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    if it means we get more games from first party IPs

    keep outsourcing
     
  34. Jahranimo

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    I do think that's what's happening here though, with Bandai Namco helping speed along the development process by providing assets and other designer roles.

    Oh yeah, I'm just seeing quite a number of artists there that are possibly working on MP4 too.
     
  35. Nolbertos

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    I’d like to think that Nintendo gave the keys of the Metroid franchise to Bamco for some “exclusive” Tales of.... only for Switch. i’m going with that narrative on Bamco trying to master the FPS genre.
     
  36. Conor419

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    People are in denial at this stage.

    The only two reasonable suggestions made across the entire fan base have been

    1. New internal EPD team
    2. Namco Bandai

    The evidence is stacking up.
     
  37. Faithless

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    Then, let's hope a new pattern: every 4 years a good game comes out from him.
    (if 2018)
     
  38. Chauzu

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    Imagine if this listing leaked without Metroid Prime 4 already being announced.
     
  39. Richter1887

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    Unless Ridge Racer R4 remake is annoumced for PS4 then I am disappointed if this is true.
     
  40. Datajoy

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    Replace "BN Sing" with "Retro Studios" and this post could have been from 2001/2002 lol.
     
  41. Sub Boss

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    Lets give it a chance its not like the Retro that made Metroid Prime is still there...
    So many of them left.
     
  42. These guys going from LucasArts to being supervised by Nintendo will be interesting.

    I never got the impression that LucasArts was... Very competent or helpful as a publisher.
     
  43. duckroll

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    There's really no evidence of that.
     
  44. Dark Cloud

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    Yeah lol
     
  45. Jahranimo

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    I'm just speculating based on profiles lol. It's fun.
     
  46. duckroll

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    Yes but there are zero profiles indicating Nintendo is developing the game internally, nor has there been any evidence that they have taken any effort in recruitment for a new studio. There's just.... Bandai Namco.
     
  47. carlosrox

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    Wait so is this a Western, Chinese, or Japanese team? Or is it a mix?
     
  48. chase beck

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    I liked Color Splash...
     
  49. A mix.