The Metroid Prime trilogy for Switch is already such a public secret. It has been talked about at least since 2018, although only unofficially. Repeatedly, the record of the collection appeared in various e-shops. But the game itself is still nowhere. We are now learning more details and possible reasons. VentureBeat magazine’s Jeff Grubb says the Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster for Switch is ready, and Nintendo is just postponing its official announcement and release. It fell on the Giant Bomb show.
Why, you ask? The reason is the limited resources for testing during the pandemic and perhaps the effort to reconcile the date with the release of Metroid Prime 4. That the trilogy is long overdue and ready, he already claimed in 2019 also Imran Khan. This is said to be confirmed by the sources of the Video Games Chronicle magazine. Nintendo must decide when the time is right for a collection. According to Grubb, this is not unusual, he does it quite often. A similar case was improved by Pikmin 3.
Japan is still struggling with coronavirus, and QA constraints may have meant that the company has always focused on one or two major projects and the others have had to step aside.
This should not be a sign of anything wrong or a lack of confidence in Metroid as such. According to him, Nintendo can afford such an approach, so they are simply thinking. He reminded that Japan is still struggling with coronavirus and that the reduction in QA could have caused the company to always focus on only one or two major projects and the others had to step aside. Although the Metroid Dread was announced at Nintendo on the E3, fans are still waiting in vain for the news of Metroid Prime 4. But Grubb believes that after the Metroid Dread, there will be games from the Prime series.
The original three titles from the Metroid Prime series were released between 2002 and 2007 on the GameCube and Wii. Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii was released in 2009 and added the functions from the newer bee console with motion control to the first two parts.
Metroid Dread will be released in October.
Waiting for Metroid Prime 4
The game was announced at E3 2017 and is aimed at the Nintendo Switch, of course. The production is to be led by veteran of the Prime Kensuke Tanabe series, but instead of the original authors from Retro Studios, another team was originally supposed to take over the development. In 2018, it was speculated that Nintendo was working on the game together with Bandai Namco Singapore, and some of the people who had previously worked on the canceled Star Wars 1313 game were to be involved in the project. There is only one short teaser that doesn’t even capture the game in action. . Despite the fact that, according to Nintendo officials, the game looks good and makes progress, it has not appeared repeatedly at E3. The authors do not want to bother fans with other teasers for the game, which is not yet intended for release. In 2019, the development project was to be restarted due to Nintendo’s disconnection with the external team, and then the original authors from Retro Studios took over the development again. The last time we were assured that the game is still in development was this year during E3. But we didn’t learn anything more.