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Metroid Prime 4 announced for the Nintendo Switch

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Fans wanted a new Metroid game, and Nintendo has listened. At this year’s E3, Nintendo announced that Metroid Prime 4 (working title) is in development for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo has proven that it doesn’t need to show off a large number of games to get the job done with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Metroid Prime 4 could very well be their next Zelda. Saying that however, Nintendo definitely did announce a decent number of games for Nintendo Switch and the 3DS at their E3 Press Conference last night.

Roughly 14 years ago, I couldn’t stop playing Metroid games and one thing is for sure, it is one of the most memorable franchises ever created. The announcement didn’t show much, just a teaser trailer (which you can view at the bottom of this article) and a few details in a Press Release, but the hype train has already left the station for me.

About Metroid Prime 4

In a Press Release, Nintendo shared the first details about Metroid Prime 4:

“A new game in the critically acclaimed Metroid Prime series is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch system.”


  • “Metroid Prime 4 (Working Title) returns to the First Person Adventure roots of the original Metroid Prime game and introduces a new storyline that ties together events of the Metroid universe and takes the storyline in new directions.”
  • “The project is being led by series producer Kensuke Tanabe and a talented new development team. Together they are hard at work brining the action, isolation and exploration of the Metroid Prime universe to life on the Nintendo Switch.”

That doesn’t say much at all, but the name Kensuke Tanabe should bring a lot of confidence that the new game will live up to its awesome predecessors and it will be interesting to see what new directions the developer takes the storyline in.  

3DS owners are in for a treat too by the way, as Nintendo revealed Metroid: Samus Returns and announced that the game will be released on 15 September 2017. You can watch the trailer below.

Unfortunately for Switch owners, there is no release date for Metroid Prime 4 yet, but we hope Nintendo shares more details on the project soon because we can’t wait for any additional details about the next Metroid Prime!

Watch the first look teaser trailer below (basically a logo which I have looked at 30 times now) and then tell us if you’ve played a title in the Metroid franchise and how much Metroid Prime 4 makes you want a Nintendo Switch in the comment section.

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