UPCOMING NINTENDO SWITCH game Metroid Prime 4 could have seen a release date leak courtesy of a Czech retailer. Here’s what you need to know.
Despite first being shown at E3 2017 in a teaser trailer, we haven’t heard anything official about Metroid Prime 4 for a while now – though that could be about to change.
According to a post by website Bad Five, a Czech retailer might have given us our next load of information about the Metroid Prime 4 release date.
The retailer seems to have updated a page that notes the game will release on November 29 2019.
Whilst this information could be a placeholder, it seems pretty specific – usually, we see placeholder dates fix to the end or start of a financial quarter, and 29 November doesn’t.
It would pretty much fill the gap we have for the Q3/4 Christmas release on the Nintendo Switch, too – adding a bit more credence to this rumour.
Fans have been waiting for information on the game for the better part of two years now.
Metroid Prime 4 will likely be a sequel to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption – a game that released over a decade ago in 2007.
It’s not yet been revealed whether or not the game will feature the same sort of visual style as the 2007 entry in the series, but we’re sure we’ll see more information about the game when the next trailer is released.
Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about a new Metroid game prior to the release of the Nintendo Switch, and his response was interesting.
Here’s what he had to say:
“We are aware that there are some key IP that consumers just can’t wait for the next true installment in that franchise’s legacy.
“Suffice it to say, we’re aware of it, and talk to me in a year and let’s look back and see what’s happened.”
A developer of the original Metroid Prime Trilogy has outlined his feelings on the game moving away from Retro Studios in a new interview with Shinesparkers.
Jack Mathews was the Technical Lead Engineer on the Gamecube games, and in response to the news that the new game would be made by another development team, he had some pretty powerful things to say.
“My initial feeling was this weird, petty anger
“Anger that Nintendo would have the gall to give Metroid Prime to someone else. I felt like Metroid Prime was Retro, so I reflexively thought of it as being a weird slap in the face, even though I hadn’t been part of Retro for like 8 years.”
The engineer believes the new team could do the series justice, though:
“Soon after, it dawned on me that my attitude was totally childish and that Retro itself was just a weird unknown bunch of screw-ups when we GOT Metroid, so it may be nice to see what a fresh team with fresh eyes does with it.
Now I’m just in ‘wait and see’ mode. No matter what, though, I know that when it comes out I’ll blow the dust off the ol’ Switch and give it a whirl.”