Rumors about upcoming 2018 games continue. There is a certain rumor that states Bandai Namco is developing a FPS game for the Nintendo Switch. Most noteworthy, Bandai Namco has yet to release a game in collaboration with Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.
During the past E3, there was an announcement that revealed the new installment for the Metroid series, Metroid Prime 4, with Kensuke Tanabe as producer. Apparently, the company to take the wheel in this project development will be Bandai Namco.
Why Bandai Namco?
Bandai Namco usually develops games for more mature audiences. A few series you may probably be familiar with are the Dark Souls and Tekken series. This company does have its history with Nintendo. Some of the games to pop into mind are Super Smash Bros and a Mario Kart arcade game. Eurogamer stated , “the highly-anticipated Nintendo Switch exclusive is being developed by Bandai Namco Studios Singapore, which we understand is lead studio on the game in collaboration with Nintendo.”. Due to a list of successful releases, it makes sense that Nintendo chooses this company to develop the next installment of Metroid. Will this release have as good reviews as the last ones? There’s plenty of time for us to know, because Nintendo has yet to announce a release date.
This series has seen better days since most of the recent Metroid games did not have the same acceptance as old ones . Releases like Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, and the Metroid Prime sub-series selling over one million copies each. The most recent installment Metroid: Samus Returns, was published by Nintendo last September and was an official remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus. This title did not receive as much attention as the other ones mentioned. For the last year there has not been a relevant title in the Metroid series. Surely a lot of fans are looking for a good comeback, and maybe even something refreshing that gives fans a new way to see the series, while keeping the same thing that brought them to play the Metroid series so many years ago.