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Nintendo Switch's Metroid Prime 4 Being Developed By Bandai Namco

Nintendo Switch's Metroid Prime 4 Being Developed By Bandai Namco

After years of Nintendo dancing around fans' pleas for a new Metroid game, the studio finally chose to drop a humble reveal for one of the most anticipated games of the last ten years right in the middle of their E3 2017 showcase.

According to Eurogamer, that studio is none other than Bandai Namco Studios Singapore, which is collaborating with Nintendo on the new game.

Metroid Prime 4 was announced at E3 a year ago, though no lead developer was revealed, and no gameplay or trailer was shown. The game is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. Rumours have been swirling around all week following the discovery of several Linkedin profiles alluding to a secret project the Singapore staff of Bandai Namco was working on. For Metroid Prime 4 Nintendo has confirmed in the past that Retro will not be a part of its development.

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The same studio would also be working on Ridge Racer 8 for Nintendo Switch but this title would not have found confirmation yet.

It is still relatively early in the game's development - there's no suggestion Prime 4 will launch this year (which, perhaps, might just leave room for a port of the Metroid Prime Trilogy compilation to get Switch owners up to speed on the story so far). Chances are Metroid Prime 4 should have a similar direction with some modern twists to the formula akin to how Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

When contacted, a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer it did not comment on rumour or speculation.


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