Finally, it looks like the Metroid Prime Trilogy is finally coming to Nintendo Switch. Metroid Prime Remastered is reportedly only months away, with remastered versions of the second and third games also planned.
According to Jeff Grubb of GameSpot’s sister site Giant Bomb, Nintendo plans to release Metroid Prime Remastered this holiday season, likely to coincide with the 20th anniversary. He also said that it’s possible dual-stick and gyroscopic controls could be included, and the improvements will likely be bigger in Metroid Prime than in 2 or 3.
It could very well be one of the biggest games to come out on Nintendo Switch in the second half of the year for Nintendo, and it will be the second “new” Metroid game in as many years – Metroid Dread itself was- even a revival of a long-dead DS game originally planned for the early to mid-2000s.
Although the Metroid series as a whole has seen something of a resurgence with Metroid Dread and Metroid: Samus Returns, that has not been the case for the Metroid Prime sub-series. The last game was a co-op spin-off – Metroid Prime: Federation Force – which deviated significantly from the formula of other games and was poorly received.
In contrast, the first three games were all critically acclaimed, transforming what had been a 2D series into a first-person 3D game that still retained the exploration-heavy gameplay of the originals. The last of the trilogy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, was released for Wii in 2007.
Metroid Prime 4 is also currently in development for Nintendo Switch, having been announced over five years ago. The project was rebooted at Retro Studios in early 2019, and it’s unclear when it will be released.
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