NINTENDO SWITCH games in 2018 has been given a major boost following the latest news concerning the development of Metroid Prime 4.
Set to be a big launch, Metroid Prime 4 doesn’t currently have a release date. It’s unlikely to be part of the Nintendo Switch games list in 2018, with a recent company earnings report not listing as a title for this year. But there’s been a big development this week which could create major buzz around the game.
It has now been revealed that Bandai Namco Studios in Singapore are in charge of the game development. This includes collaboration with Nintendo teams, who will also do a fair bit of the work when it comes to launch the new Switch title. Multiple sources have now confirmed these reports of Bandai Namco being in charge as true, while others have pointed out more evidence found on LinkedIn. These include profiles from some studio employees, who list several unannounced projects, some of which are apparently connected to Nintendo.
It should also be noted that Bandai Namco has been part of other major Nintendo projects that have proved hugely successful. Titles like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, as well as Pokkén Tournament DX are some of the most recent. There are also reports that Ridge Racer 8 will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch and is another project tied to Bandai Namco.
The company is yet to make any official announcement, but the series is certainly due a comeback, having last appeared back in 2012. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime previously explained why the gaming giant revealed Metroid Prime 4 so early on.
He said: “We wanted to make it clear that Metroid is an important franchise for us.
“As we think about how to satisfy the needs to the Metroid fans, we needed to make sure they understood there was a great console experience coming, in addition to Metroid: Samus Returns coming on Nintendo 3DS.
“That’s what we wanted to make sure it was clear that it wasn’t one or the other, that we were going to support both of our platforms with a great new Metroid experience.” Metroid Prime 4 does not have a release date but will be launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch.