Metroid Prime 4 skipped one other Nintendo Direct present yesterday, inflicting hypothesis that the sequel gained’t arrive till the Change 2 releases (or regardless of the Large N’s subsequent console will get known as).
For the uninitiated, Metroid Prime 4 was first introduced six entire years in the past as a three way partnership between Nintendo and Bandai Namco. However in early 2019, earlier than the pandemic slowed the whole lot down, the writer introduced that the much-anticipated sequel would restart growth as a result of Bamco’s model had “not reached the standard we seek in a sequel to the [series].” Since then, Metroid Prime 4 has been in manufacturing at Retro Studios, the corporate that developed the three earlier Prime video games.
One ResetEra put up now requested the worrying query: “So… Is Metroid Prime 4 a Switch 2 game now?” One other asks: “So we’re all in agreement that Metroid Prime 4 is at least cross-gen?” The boards have been full of (surprisingly) calm and courteous responses to indicate that, sure, everybody was in settlement – Samus most likely gained’t present up once more till Nintendo’s subsequent console.
Some replies speculate that Metroid Prime 4 could be caught in The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s spot, which means it might be a next-gen launch title that additionally releases on our present Change consoles. Much more worryingly, one commenter joked that it could be “cross-gen [between] Switch 2 and Switch 3.” Don’t manifest that into existence, please and thanks.
All that hypothesis comes from a current report that mentioned Nintendo had been displaying off the brand new console to builders at Gamescom. The corporate is seemingly planning to launch the console within the second half of 2024. Regardless, the information drought led to some very humorous and self-deprecating memes earlier this yr to mark 4 years since we final heard concerning the elusive recreation. A minimum of we bought a shocking remaster for the primary Metroid Prime, which hopefully bodes properly for the sequel’s attractiveness.
Whereas we await Samus’ comeback, try our upcoming Change video games information to tide your self over.