After years of Nintendo dancing around fans’ pleas for a new Metroid game, the studio finally decided to drop a humble reveal for one of the most anticipated games of the last ten years right in the middle of their E3 2017 showcase. What a truly Nintendo way to make such an announcement.
Since the announcement of this project, Nintendo has confirmed that Retro Studios will not be handling the development of this new Metroid title. Instead, they have stated that the development is being handled by a “talented new development team.”
According to Eurogamer, that studio is none other than Bandai Namco Studios Singapore, which is collaborating with Nintendo on the new game. However, Metroid producer Kensuke Tanabe will be overseeing the development of this new title.
Here’s everything else we know about the game:
Metroid Prime 4 Release Date
There is currently no release date for Metroid Prime 4. The game is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.
Metroid Prime 4 Trailer
On the list of games that could possibly show up at E3 2017, Metroid Prime 4 ranked somewhere alongside Half-Life 3. Nevertheless, here is the first preview for Metroid Prime 4.
Unfortunately, the reveal of Metroid Prime 4 doesn’t actually tell us anything about the game itself aside from the fact that it is being worked on. However, given that most people had already given up hope that a new Metroid game would ever be released for the Nintendo Switch, we’re going to go ahead and name this one of the best announcements of E3 2017.