Bandai Namco is working on a 3D action game remaster for Nintendo

Bandai Namco is taking on several roles for a remaster/remake under contract with Nintendo.


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A bunch of job postings posted on Bandai Namco’s Japanese website suggested the publisher was hired by Nintendo to work on a remaster/remake of a 3D action game. Roughly translated by Google Translate, two of the job postings in question suggest that Bandai Namco is looking for a game designer and background artist, while the third listing reveals that the project is a remaster of a 3D action game.

Discovered by a user on ResetEra, each of these listings reveals that Nintendo is the company that hired Bandai Namco to work on the project, though they don’t reveal which property the developer is working on. The “3D action game” is about as vague as it gets, leading many to speculate which Nintendo property is getting the remastered treatment. The publisher has worked on several Nintendo properties over the years, including Pokemon Snap, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Granted, none of these properties are “3D action games,” so you’re looking to some of Nintendo’s more niche properties for a remaster. The biggest Nintendo property that Bandai Namco has worked on that fits the bill is when Namco developed Star Fox: Assault in 2005 before merging with Bandai. Of course, this is all speculation, and it’s not even guaranteed that Bandai Namco is working with an IP address it has worked with before.


Star Fox Zero: An Arwing flies near water while firing a laser.

Still, Nintendo has been keen on a remake or two for the past few years. Several high-profile remasters/remakes have headlined some of Nintendo’s biggest events, with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD being two recent examples. We’ll have to wait and see if this remaster that Bandai Namco has in the works is of a similar magnitude to those two huge Metroid, F-Zero and Star Fox fans around the world will definitely have their fingers crossed after hearing this.


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