Rumor: Bandai Namco Developing Metroid Prime 4, Trailer Coming in January Direct

According to Marcus Sellars Bandai Namco is developing Metroid Prime 4 and it will be revealed in January's direct.

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Darklink2867d ago

doubt it will happen but you never know.

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fr0sty66d ago (Edited 66d ago )

This could be really good... I like the concept of N letting third party devs, especially the more popular ones, make their games. They have amazing talent, and could breathe new life into old franchises. I'm sure N will be over their shoulders the entire time to ensure it still keeps the Nintendo feel.

Darklink2867d ago

Yeah it makes a 2018 release more likely

InTheZoneAC67d ago

Really? As opposed to 2017, 2021, 2029?

Darklink2867d ago

For the record though I don’t buy it. This will make Sellars a superstar or infamous.

nintendoswitchfan67d ago

Bamco does fighting games, why the hell would they be working on MP4, a first-person action/adventure game!? makes no sense. I call BS.

Darklink2867d ago

I don't disagree, but Bandai Namco is pretty decent. Regardless, if there's no reveal at the January Direct, no one will mention Sellars again.

The 10th Rider67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

They could always be helping with the grunt work while a Nintendo team handles most of the gameplay systems, etc . . .

Not necessarily saying that's what is happening, but it's not out of the realm of possibility.

gangsta_red67d ago

Namco has developed Nintendo games before as well as Capcom.

Namco, Capcom, Nintendo have a team known as the tri-force and they have each made games for Nintendo. Namco has also done the Mario Kart arcade edition so it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility.

_-EDMIX-_66d ago


I was actually just going to say the same thing they actually have a pretty long history of working on Nintendo games, so I don't really see this as a surprise if true.

Tapani67d ago

They also make RPGs, Action Adventures, Mech games and sports games. Miyazaki and From Software is cooking up something interesting and Bandai Namco publish their games every now and then, perhaps one of their projects is actually this?

About30Ninjas66d ago

You here saying Bamco only does fighting games when they also made games like Dark Soul & The Witcher Series

iofhua66d ago

From Software made Dark Souls
CD Project Red made The Witcher

_-EDMIX-_66d ago

Namco Bandai help publish market and distribute The Witcher 3, they did not create it this is simply because CD projekt Red is a small independent developer they do not publish Market or distribute so they needed an assistance from a seasoned publisher in that area.

_-EDMIX-_66d ago

Will you would have to understand that it would not be the first time they've worked with Nintendo to Outsource a game.

It might not make sense to you but it doesn't mean it's not true.

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porkChop67d ago

This again? Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Nintendo confirm MP4 was being developed by a new in-house team? I could swear they said that right when they announced the game.

Darklink2867d ago (Edited 67d ago )

it's in the article. Nintendo said that it was being developed led be the series producer and a brand new talented group of developers, but it never outright states that it's in-house. I'm not sure I believe this either but Sellars is intent on it and does know people. We'll really have to see. IMO if anything it would more be like they'd help out like Monolith helped out a little on Zelda; nothing to write home about. It would be huge IF there was a real trailer during the Direct in January though.

_-EDMIX-_66d ago

I remember them mentioning a few key developers but I don't recall them ever confirming the team.

This would not be the first time that Nintendo has worked with Namco Bandai so it would not really be a shock if that's true.

Tazzy66d ago

Hopefully it turns out to be good if its true Metroid Other M wasn't that good by Team Ninja.

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