It looks like we have some unofficial clarity on the development team behind Metroid Prime 4. According to Tom Phillips from Eurogramer, the latest Metroid game is being helmed by Bandai Namco Studios Singapore.
Some might be unfamiliar with that particular unit of Bandai Namco; the studio is made up of many former employees of LucasArts Singapore, the team behind now-canceled Star Wars 1313. Of course, Bandai Namco has a solid relationship with Nintendo, including collaborations on Pokkén Tournament DX, and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U as well.
The rumors began surfacing when multiple job listings appeared on LinkedIn, along with staff members stating that they’re working on, according to the Eurogamer reporter, “[Their profiles had] a ‘secret’ game, an ‘ambitious AAA title’, a ‘very interesting unannounced project’ and a game which will see “more exciting details” announced ‘soon (or later)!'” He goes on to say that, “One staff member in particular, a lead designer, described themselves as working on an ‘unannounced IP (first person shooter/adventure exclusive to the Nintendo Switch).'”
Nintendo denied commenting on the matter, based on the nature of rumor and speculation. Who would you like to see develop on of the hotly anticipated games coming to Switch?
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