E3 2017 - Metroid Prime Is Making A Return On Nintendo Switch
Nintendo has given fans a tiny little tease for a massive game reveal.
Sound the alarm: the Metroid Prime series is returning in Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch. No, it's not a remake or a retro-inspired title, it's a brand-new game whose reveal is made all the more exciting based on the fact that we know almost nothing about it. Nintendo did provide a video teaser for the game; however, the entirety of the 42-second clip is used to dramatically convey the still-image logo seen above.
As details go, that's about as slim as it gets. However, digging around the internet does reveal a crib sheet for the title stating that development on Metroid Prime 4 is being lead by longtime series producer Kensuke Tanabe as well as a "talented new development team." Based on this information, we can surmise that Retro Studios, the development team behind the three prior Metroid Prime titles, will not be involved.
Still, this is Metroid Prime, one of the most beloved series amongst all of Nintendo's fan base. Not only will the game be the latest entry to the franchise since 2007's Metroid Prime 3, it'll also be the very first full-fledged Prime experience to land on a handheld device — and no, we aren't counting the likes of Prime Pinball, Prime Hunters, or the incredibly-unpopular Metroid Prime: Federation Force.
Done properly, Metroid Prime 4 stands to be not only the biggest title in the series' history, but perhaps even the biggest title to land on the Nintendo Switch. We don't know when the game is set to release, so for now, knowing that it's in the works will have to suffice.
If we had a Best Gamecube Games feature, you'd better believe that the original Metroid Prime would be listed. With that said, there are loads of excellent Nintendo titles featured on our lists of the Best Handheld RPGs and the Best Nintendo DS Games.