Bandai Namco is developing Metroid Prime 4

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Rumors have been swirling this week about the development of Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch.

Multiple sources have pointed out that Bandai Namco is tasked to develop the upcoming sequel to the beloved Metroid franchise. Reports pointed out by Eurogamer have indicated that Bandai Namco Studios Singapore were initially tasked to helm the game’s development. The responsibility was now transfered to Bandai Namco Japan, while the Singapore branch takes the reigns of another yet another triple A game.

Metroid Prime 4 was initially teased by Nintendo during E3 2017, however details were scarce about the story and its release date. And even today, Nintendo is still mum about anything regarding the game. What’s only been confirmed is that Retro Studios, the studio responsible for the first three games, won’t be developing the fourth numbered sequel.

The opposite can be said about Bandai Namco however. Job openings and job descriptions barely kept any secret about the game projects they were handling for the Switch, which also included an upcoming Ridge Racer 8.

We probably won’t see any further announcements from Nintendo or Bandai Namco soon, since the project might still be in the very early stages of development.