Metroid Prime 4 announced for Switch

Nichole Vega
June 14, 2017

Nintendo dropped a bomb during its E3 press conference by announcing that Metroid Prime 4 is in development along with providing a brief teaser trailer.

Easily the biggest surprose during Nintendo's big E3 presentation (aside from a core Pokemon title being developed for the Switch), was the reveal that Metroid Prime 4 was now in the works. The game is a remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus, and you can find that trailer below as well. It is a reimagining of the Game Boy title Metroid II: Return of Samus into a modernized side-scrolling title that features armored hero.

Nintendo is making a new Metroid Prime 4 game exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

Brand new Amiibo of the four champions, Daruk, Mipha, Revali and Urbosa are also being released to coincide with another DLC pack, Champions' Ballad, which will arrive this holiday. Metroid fans are going to be ecstatic to hear that Metroid Prime 4 was officially revealed. Quite how the game will have changed in the intervening years remains to be seen. The last Metroid game to release before that was Metroid: Other M on Wii, which was a platformer that also didn't get the most positive of responses from fans.

Ishihara announced a Pokemon RPG for Nintendo Switch, but provided no further details. The Switch, as the company keeps reminding us, is about playing with anyone, anywhere, at any time. And while there have been spin-offs such as Metroid Prime: Federation Force, nothing has come close to what the original trilogy delivered.

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