According to the recent job listing, Bandai Namco seems to be developing a Remaster HD game for Nintendo.
Listings appearing on Bandai Namco’s Japanese job site show that Nintendo has authorized the company that is planning to upgrade one of its older titles to HD Remaster standard. One of the listings for a “3D action game designer” stated: “You will be working as a planner and developer on a 3D action game project developed by Nintendo authority.”
The second listing for “3D action game background artist” is described as “a visual artist position for a 3D action game project commissioned by Nintendo”. However, a third job listing later mentioned, described as a “designer position for a 3D action game project commissioned by Nintendo”, specializing in 3D HD Remaster. This means that this is one of the famous and familiar games in the past, the publisher wants to improve to a new format to better suit the tastes of gamers.
These tasks indicate that the successful candidate will be responsible for handling 3D background content created for a game previously released on Nintendo systems and remaking them when bringing the game to the Switch. Bandai Namco has had a close relationship with Nintendo for some time and has worked with the company on games previously involving their most popular IPs.
In the past, Nintendo and Bandai Namco have worked together on quite popular games such as Super Smash Bros Ultimate, New Pokémon Snap, Mario Kart Tour, Pokkén Tournament, Arms and Mario Sports Superstars. Bandai Namco also “produces about half of the visual content for the racing game Mario Kart 8. The company is also working on remakes of two of its own games for the Switch. The Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series will feature HD remakes of both the original Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and its sequel Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil debuting in an upcoming collection.