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TheGamer_1995 said:
Finally! The long awaited continuation of the 2013 VGA's!

Cranky Kong announced as a playable character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate confirmed!



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Honestly E3 is huge, but I feel like the only gamers that like the Prime series are the hardcore type, and TGA is very much that audience. Would be a smart move and would easily be the biggest world premiere there imo.



DélioPT said:
super_etecoon said:

What if the pins did mean something?  What if there were plans to release a Metroid game on WiiU, but Nintendo decided to save it for Switch.  I've maintained that it isn't out of the realm of possibility that Retro is codeveloping MP4 with Bandai-Namco, particularly if MP4 does to the Prime series what both Mario Odyssey and Breath of the wild did for 3D Mario and 3D Zelda.

I for one would love some open room to shinespark in, wouldn't you?  And to truly space jump/screw attack across vast distances.

This would explain Retro's lack of anything at the last few E3s outside of Donkey Kong.

I know this is all conjecture and not based in fact, but at this point it isn't like there are many facts to go by anyway.  I mean look at us, we're speculating about a shirt in a picture of Reggie.  But it sure is fun!

Wasn't it confirmed that the game is being developed at Nintendo Japan?

Reggie's words (after the reveal at 2017) point more at the game starting development around that time, than the game being transferred from Wii U to Switch.

"“For certain games, games that will be in development for, let’s call it a decent amount of time, like Metroid Prime 4"
This doesn't really agree with the idea of a game that was saved for Switch.

Retro's lack of announcements is strange, but given some comments online from emplyees, things aren't going very well within the company. That may have delayed projects.

Don't think you are right about the game being developed at Nintendo Japan.

“Specifically, 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,” Eurogamer said. “This studio houses some former LucasArts Singapore staff who previously worked on, among other things, the ambitious cancelled Star Wars 1313.”

The article is based on unnamed sources, but also includes a good amount of circumstantial evidence that suggests the rumors were correct. The company has a close relationship with Nintendo, as Bandai Namco studios have previously worked on the Mario Kart arcade game as well as Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and Wii U and Pokkén Tournament for Wii U and Switch.

 

https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/9/16994730/metroid-prime-4-developer-bandai-namco-nintendo-switch

 

It's all rumor of course, and I certainly stated I have no basis for my speculation.  But just because Nintendo denies something or Retro denies something doesn't mean it's true.  They're masters of expectation/rumor control.  Also, Retro continues to post pictures of prime rib on their Twitter feed.  If it's a joke, it's a sick joke...albeit, a delicious, tasty joke...But still sick.



Dulfite said:
Honestly E3 is huge, but I feel like the only gamers that like the Prime series are the hardcore type, and TGA is very much that audience. Would be a smart move and would easily be the biggest world premiere there imo.

Makes sense to me.



I hope Metroid p4 has good controls and a high jump instead of a space jump. As far as the shirt he’s wearing.. means about as much as the pin he wore years back.



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CaptainExplosion said:
Dulfite said:
Honestly E3 is huge, but I feel like the only gamers that like the Prime series are the hardcore type, and TGA is very much that audience. Would be a smart move and would easily be the biggest world premiere there imo.

Makes sense to me.

Yup!



snyps said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Makes sense to me.

Yup!

Just hope they haven't given up on it after Metroid: Samus Returns undersold. -_-



I wouldn't necessarily say this is definitely a tease, but I think after the Cranky Kong debacle a few years back, Nintendo have a much better sense of the kind of announcements and trailers that the Game Awards' audience will expect or respond to, and Metroid fits the bill. It's a more 'serious' Nintendo title which will target an older demographic, and it's something critics and journalists will get excited about, which will move the hype cycle.

If you think, since the Cranky announcement at the Spike Awards in 2013, at the Game Awards Nintendo have shifted approach. They had early Zelda footage in 2014 (the first gameplay footage of the game), a Zelda trailer in 2016, and Bayonetta 3 and the Bayonetta ports for Switch in 2017 (I don't think Nintendo announced anything in 2015?). The emphasis on games like Zelda and Bayonetta, means that something like a Prime 4 reveal would make a lot of sense this year. I'd been hoping it would happen - we might even see a Prime Trilogy HD announcement as a release for early 2019, as with last year's Bayo 1/2 ports.



We're not in the pin days anymore, I want to believe, I don't think we have to assume the game will come out in 2019, but it's still great news to know that the game is at least showable. I think it's also a very fitting stage for the announcement considering the western audience is the one that prefers Metroid



super_etecoon said:
DélioPT said:

Wasn't it confirmed that the game is being developed at Nintendo Japan?

Reggie's words (after the reveal at 2017) point more at the game starting development around that time, than the game being transferred from Wii U to Switch.

"“For certain games, games that will be in development for, let’s call it a decent amount of time, like Metroid Prime 4"
This doesn't really agree with the idea of a game that was saved for Switch.

Retro's lack of announcements is strange, but given some comments online from emplyees, things aren't going very well within the company. That may have delayed projects.

Don't think you are right about the game being developed at Nintendo Japan.

“Specifically, 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,” Eurogamer said. “This studio houses some former LucasArts Singapore staff who previously worked on, among other things, the ambitious cancelled Star Wars 1313.”

The article is based on unnamed sources, but also includes a good amount of circumstantial evidence that suggests the rumors were correct. The company has a close relationship with Nintendo, as Bandai Namco studios have previously worked on the Mario Kart arcade game as well as Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and Wii U and Pokkén Tournament for Wii U and Switch.

 

https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/9/16994730/metroid-prime-4-developer-bandai-namco-nintendo-switch

 

It's all rumor of course, and I certainly stated I have no basis for my speculation.  But just because Nintendo denies something or Retro denies something doesn't mean it's true.  They're masters of expectation/rumor control.  Also, Retro continues to post pictures of prime rib on their Twitter feed.  If it's a joke, it's a sick joke...albeit, a delicious, tasty joke...But still sick.

This is what we know:

"Nintendo’s Bill Trinen revealed at a group interview that the game is being built by a “talented new development team.” Despite the shift, the game will still be overseen by longtime producer Kensuke Tanabe, who produced the previous Metroid Prime games." - in ign.com

I assumed that it was from Nintendo's own studios. But it can go either way.