The Next Metroid Game Will Be Shown When It’s Ready, Says Nintendo
If you’re a Super Smash Bros. enthusiast then Nintendo’s E3 conference was probably an absolute blast for you. However, if you’re not, then you were probably wondering when Metroid Prime 4 was going to be shown during the conference.
Well, according to Nintendo, the game wasn’t shown simply because it just wasn’t ready to be shown.
“We believe it is not fair to the fan to repeatedly tease them over time about a game,” said Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aime to Polygon in an interview. “That’s why we tend to focus close in, typically in a six- to nine-month timeframe, and go deep in sharing content and information on a particular piece of content.”
Fils-Aime also confirmed to Polygon that Metroid Prime 4 was still in development but also won’t be launching this year.
Obviously, this is disappointing news for Metroid fans because its been a while since a good original Metroid title came out. While there was a well-received 2017 remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus, the last original entries of the series were 2010’s Metroid: Other M and 2016’s Metroid Prime: Federation Force and we all know how poorly those games turned out to be.
Hopefully Metroid Prime 4 is a return to form for everyone’s favorite space bounty hunter!