More sources say Metroid Prime 4 developed by Bandai Namco

Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch is being developed by Dark Souls and Dragon Ball Fighterz publisher, Bandai Namco. Reading the report directly, however, none of their sources explicitly said the game was Metroid Prime 4 (at least in what they published).

Looking through their profiles, I saw staff saying they are working on 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)!"

When Metroid Prime 4 was announced a year ago during Nintendo's broadcast at E3 2017 we only got a brief look at the game's logo.

Development of this latest installment in the beloved Metroid Prime series will be a partnership between the Bandai Namco team and Nintendo's in-house developers. When asked about the developers, Nintendo declined to reply; however, the company did specifically say that it was not Retro Studios, the developers of the original Metroid Prime games.

Internet rumors surrounding Metroid Prime 4 's development studio swirled this week after job listings began popping up on sites like Linkedin. It developed Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, as well as Pokémon spin-off Pokkén Tournament for Wii U and Switch.

We've reached out to Bandai Namco for comment and we will update if we get any. If you had to choose a development studio to do this game, who would you choose?

These reports, as such, should be taken with a grain of salt, but it looks like the code may well have been cracked as far as who's going to be responsible for bringing Metroid Prime back to the masses.

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