Samus is coming to Switch…eventually
It’s been 10 years since the last Metroid Prime game, so to say fans are hungry for more Samus would be an understatement. Subsequently finally during its E3 2017 livestream Nintendo announced a brand new Metroid Prime game is coming to Nintendo Switch: Metroid Prime 4.
But That’s all we’ve got, an announcement that included a logo for the new Metroid Prime and little else. No release date, no developer info, no footage. Nothing.
A new Metroid Prime name for your Change is an Exciting proposition – that the Metroid Prime games, released between 2002 and 2007, were critical gold to its GameCube and Wii consoles; to watch the series return on Nintendo’s most prosperous console in years will be fitting.
But in January 2019 lovers were disappointed to Learn that Metroid Prime 4 is probably going to be a while off as Nintendo fought the project and decided to begin again with the help of Retro Studios.
Regardless of the extra wait time, we’re Eager to see Metroid Prime 4 about the Nintendo Switch (whenever that will be). So here’s what we know about Metroid Prime 4 on Switch up to now.
Cut to the chase
What can it be? A brand new Metroid Prime game
What can I play with it on? Nintendo Switch
When can I play it? No release date just yet, but do not expect it for a while
We Weren’t quite sure when Metroid Prime 4 could launch but today we know it surely will not be for some time as Nintendo announced in January 2019 that it had scrapped the job and started again with assistance from Retro Studios.
Back in E3 2017, Nintendo published a first-look trailer for Metroid Prime 4.
Check it out below:
News and rumors
Regrettably we do not expect to hear more about Metroid Prime 4 at Gamescom 2019.
No appearance at E3 2019
Maybe Unsurprisingly given the current modifications to its own development, Metroid Prime 4 didn’t take a look during Nintendo’s direct in E3 2019. At the present time it’s not entirely clear when we will hear about the game again, though Nintendo is not entirely against hosting Direct presentations at short notice so we could only expect that we will not be awaiting E3 2020.
E3 2019 Direct declared
E3 2019 Is gaining on us and Nintendo has confirmed the time and date it’ll be streaming its Nintendo Direct. The stream will start on Tuesday June 11 at 5pm BST/ 9am PT/ 12pm ET. Nintendo has also confirmed it will be bringing back its Treehouse livestreams that will go live each day of the show, showing off gameplay from forthcoming releases.
Nintendo Hasn’t released any type of program for either its Direct flow or its Treehouse streams which means we can’t be completely certain that Metroid Prime 4 will look. But, there’s been little word since it had been announced that Retro Studios took over growth earlier this year and E3 would be the ideal time for Nintendo to update anxious fans. It appears unlikely, however, that the game would be a Treehouse livestream attention at this stage so a press conference mention is likely, if there is to be any sighting of Metroid Prime 4.
Retro Studios is hiring for Metroid Prime 4
It Was something of a jolt when Nintendo announced that it’d be starting from scratch on the growth of Metroid Prime 4 together with Retro Studios. The latest news from this new phase from the game’s development is that Retro Studios is currently hiring and looking to improve numbers on its development group. The roles are wide-ranging and all are based at the studio in Austin, Texas.
These advertisements suggest that The sport remains in the early stages of development so that it might be some time before we get some more solid updates on its progress. If you’re a world class programmer and a lover of Metroid, however, this could be your big break!
Nintendo scrap Metroid Prime 4 and begin again
In A jolt announcement back in January 2019, Nintendo shown at a growth update video it fought the present project as it wasn’t happy with the present progress. However, Nintendo still intends to reboot the job with assistance from original founders Retro Studios.
“This Change will essentially mean restarting development from the start, so conclusion of the game will be postponed from our initial internal strategy,” Nintendo’s senior managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi explains in the upgrade movie. “We firmly suggest that this delay will probably come as a dissapointment into the many fans who’ve been looking forward, into the launching of Metroid Prime 4.”
You can see the development update from Nintendo under:
There’s So small Metroid Prime 4 info on the market which piecing together the story is nigh hopeless. What we can say is that Metroid Prime 3 ending didn’t strike us as open enough for any sort of direct continuation. Though Samus’ went to hyperspace, providing the opportunity for a sequel to enter a new universe or galaxy, we would say the core narrative of the original trilogy is now closed.
Back in 2015, Eurogamer Interviewed series producer, Kensuke Tanabe, who stated that”the stories of Dark Samus and Phazon are done”, adding that any new games in the series would concentrate on other Prime-series elements.
Given The match isn’t being made by Metro Studios, it is very likely to have an influence on the story or, the very least, the direction of this franchise.
One Thing we could be fairly confident in is that, like other Prime games, Metroid Prime 4 is likely to be a first person shooter. Other than that we can not say what kind of gameplay changes will appear from either the new programmer, or the new Switch platform.
Coming In as a fresh start, there’s actually plenty of room for Metroid Prime 4 to innovate. Given The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario franchises have adopted more open worlds, we wonder if this is something that Nintendo will wish to bring into the Prime series, also.
It is like that, Like other Switch matches, there’ll be optional motion controls together with the Joy-Cons – we are imagining aiming, shooting, an environment scanning, for instance.
What we want to see
A more open world
As We said above, this really is a brand new beginning for Metroid Prime which means room for changes. Though we are worried it might be a case of’be careful what you wish for’ we’d be interested to find the Metroid Prime games follow in the footsteps of Zelda and Mario to adopt a more open-world format.
The First 3 names were already pretty big, however, the Switch offers more scope. We believe the Super Mario Odyssey strategy of big interconnected worlds could translate nicely. The Metroid series is replete with intriguing environments we would love the opportunity to see more of and the Switch is the console that has sufficient power to make that possible.
Just As a brand new beginning is a chance for innovation, it’s also an opportunity to welcome a new generation of Metroid fans. It’s the same with any series which goes on for a long time – there’s a certain amount of assumed knowledge and lore that makes coming in as a new player feel like a chore than a pleasure.
We’d Like to see Metroid Prime 4 choose a Monster Hunter: World strategy by retaining what makes it great when giving new players a manner in.
New weapons and abilities
The Metroid series has some seriously cool weapons and abilities to get Samus’s armor and we’d love to see a lot of them. By all means, bring back the classics but bringing a couple of exciting new upgrades to the table will make us feel like we’re truly progressing from the game as well as the franchise as a whole.
Make it feel like a true Switch match
With Its motion controls and HD Rumble, the Switch has over its portability to assist its games stand out. We’d love to see Metroid Prime 4 make the most of these, though perhaps more of those HD Rumble and not as much of the movement controller.
Motion Control could create some fun and intriguing shooting and surroundings scanning chances, but incorporating HD Rumble into mystery solving or integrating it into battle situations to act as an enemy alert will be interesting.
Bring in Sylux
Back in 2015, manufacturer Kensuke Tanabe said the boat at the end of Metroid Prime 3 actually comprised Sylux, a Hunter out of Metroid Prime: Hunters.
Tanabe Stated he’d like to make a Metroid game which featured both Sylux And Samus and explored their dynamic, something which we would also like to See happen; the figures have an unexplored and possibly History. It is known that Sylux is not the biggest fan for Samus or the Federation, however he utilizes a Federation weapon. That alone has us think he would make an engaging villain for a new title.