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Bandai Namco is reportedly at work on Metroid Prime 4

By Cal Jeffrey ยท 5 replies
Feb 9, 2018
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  1. Rumors surfaced this week on ResetEra and YouTube that Bandai Namco would be developing Metroid Prime 4. The speculating began when the LinkedIn pages of a few developers mentioned work on an unannounced first-person shooter game for Nintendo Switch.

    Early Friday morning, Eurogamer confirmed these rumors through multiple sources. According to insiders, development will be led by Bandai Namco’s Singapore-based studio. Former Lucas Arts Singapore developers are also said to be on the Metroid team.

    When Nintendo announced the Switch exclusive at last year’s E3 with an enigmatic logo trailer, it was assumed that Texas-based Retro Studios would be working on the title since it was the developer on the three previous Metroid Prime games. However, shortly after E3, Nintendo announced that Retro would not be at the helm of MP4 but did not mention who had been chosen to head up the game.

    Eurogamer initially reached out to Nintendo directly for confirmation of the rumors. Of course, Nintendo simply said they do not comment on rumors and speculation, so other sources were sought. Although the insiders were not named, editors were confident enough to publish the conjecture as “confirmed.”

    The game is still very early in development. There is no indication of when it will be out but it is not likely to be finished this year. Fans will just have to wait for Nintendo to officially throw them a bone with a trailer, screenshots or some other news.

    In the meantime, there is still plenty of Switch content to keep us busy and some of it will be eligible for purchase using My Nintendo Gold points starting next month.

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  2. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Addict Posts: 219   +45

    If only they'd release this on PC. Metroid Prime was one of the greatest games I've ever played on any platform. I owned a Gamecube only for that game and the Zelda games for the most part. I also owned an original Xbox that I only loved because I modded it and had all sorts of cool features thanks to the large homebrew community. Since then the only console I owned was a PS3 and I used it almost entirely for media. Although there were games like Metal Gear Solid and Ninja Gaiden Sigma that I played a lot.

    Metroid Prime on PC would be a dream come true. If only Nintendo wasn't so hateful of the PC and its open nature.
  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,087   +1,504

    I think Nintendo likes having total control, if that makes sense. So they can make the hardware for their games the way they want and what not.
  4. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Evangelist Posts: 1,006   +174

    The president at nintendo of japan would **** all over himself if he let any "Nintendo franchise" game go on PC market.
    Its wishful thinking but it will never happen, look at what happen to am2r for the pc, they didn't like that at all.
  5. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Addict Posts: 219   +45

    I know it sucks. The only way we get Nintendo games on PC is emulation. Last time I tried Metroid Prime using the Dolphin emulator it looked great but couldn't run a playable framerate. I should see how it runs these days... At least I could go back and play Metroid Prime with some enhancements such as a higher resolution.
  6. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Evangelist Posts: 1,006   +174

    Try it again haswell lga1150 and newer intel quadcores.
    Also fx6350 and newer end ryzen chips will run them at a good fps.
    I did a test with echoes with the recent build of dolphin right before I upgraded to kabylake.
    My God it felt wonderful for it not to lag and graphics looked sharper.

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