Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Cinemikel, Feb 6, 2018.
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.
Also worth mentioning that a lot of the devs who work at Bandai Namco Singapore have come over from LucasFilm and have worked on Star Wars 1313. There's some good devs here.
Detailed a bit more here:https://press-start.com.au/news/nintendo/2018/02/07/suggests-metroid-prime-4-developed-bandai-namco/
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.
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.
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)
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
The real bombshell here is Ridge Racer 8 exclusive to Switch. Damn, that is one hell of a rumor. I need Ridge Racer back.
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
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.
Maybe the Singapore studio is just assisting the main studio on MP4?
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.
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.
It’s ridge racer. Riiiiiiidge racerrrrrrrr
I know it’s not original but saying it is so much fun dammit
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...
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.
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!
Is this even considered a rumor?
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.
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.
Imagine if this listing leaked without Metroid Prime 4 already being announced.
Unless Ridge Racer R4 remake is annoumced for PS4 then I am disappointed if this is true.
So many of them left.
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.
BN Singapore is 100% making this game.
BANDAI NAMCO Studios Singapore Pte Ltd
Dates EmployedAug 2016 – Present
Employment Duration1 yr 7 mos
- Communicated with IP stakeholders.
- Managed a multi-cultural development team
- Project manager: responsible for timeline schedule and 3 million USD budgets
- Producer: Famous IP title
- Director: famous IP title"
Wait so is this a Western, Chinese, or Japanese team? Or is it a mix?