Metroid Prime 4 is being developed by Bandai Namco, Eurogamer has confirmed today, after rumours have been circulating the Internet. They have robust credits developing and publishing many popular franchises, including the Tales games, Ace Combat, .hack// games, Soul Caliber, Xenosaga, Tekken, Dark Souls, and I could keep going on. The game was confirmed as being in development since E3 previous year, when Nintendo said a "talented new development team" was handling the project. Nintendo didn't offer a response beyond the fact that Retro Studios would not be working on the game.
For instance, it's a little early to say "yes", that Bandai Namco is 100% the studio behind the upcoming title, but we can certainly start speculating.
Set to be a big launch, Metroid Prime 4 doesn't now have a release date. Bandai Namco is also rumored to be working on Metroid Prime 4.
A Bandai Namco representative responded to IGN's request for comment by saying Bandai Namco can not confirm nor deny rumors or speculation about its products. With Samus Returns handed off to Mercury Steam and Metroid Prime 4 likely given to Bandai Namco, all Metroid games are now under the supervision of third parties.
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There are also reports that Ridge Racer 8 will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch and is another project tied to Bandai Namco. Again, some high-profile talent who worked on the ambitious (but cancelled) Star Wars 1313 project, among other triple-A games, are now reportedly part of BN Singapore. Another publication site claims "multiple sources" have confirmed it to be true that Bandai Namco is working on Metroid Prime 4, but the company hasn't commented on that yet. The LinkedIn profile has since been amended and all references to the games have been removed.
Titles like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, as well as Pokkén Tournament DX are some of the most recent.
In other words, we might see new games by Bandai Namco in the near future that could be something expected or totally out of the field.
Beyond that, we should keep in mind that this is all just speculation at this point.