We’ve got an update on the long-rumoured Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster that’s supposedly heading to Switch.
According to the proven industry insider and VentureBeat journalist, Jeff Grubb, development on the game has already been finished, and it’s now awaiting release.
On a recent episode of the Giant Bomb show, Jeff said Nintendo is waiting for the right time to reveal it – with the pandemic still causing some problems and partly due to the delay of Metroid Prime 4. Here’s a transcription courtesy of VGC:
“The game is done and Nintendo is holding it. I think Metroid Prime trilogy is done and whether or not Nintendo releases it now or later depends on other factors… I think that game is sitting in their pocket for whenever Nintendo decides it’s the right time, and Nintendo’s done this a lot recently so it’s not unusual, it’s not a sign of some bad thing happening, it’s not a sign of a lack of faith in Metroid… Nintendo can afford [to sit on it] and that’s how they’re treating it.”
“I think a big problem for Nintendo for quite some time during the pandemic was QA… I think Nintendo was focusing its quality assurance resources on one or two big projects at a time and that meant that some games that were basically finished were sitting on the side, while they had their lockdown secure QA processes focused on one or two more important games…Japan is still dealing with these issues so I don’t think those processes are going to open up any time soon.”
“The other factor for Metroid Prime Trilogy is that it’s definitely going to be a marketing beat for Metroid Prime 4, almost certainly. So right now we’re getting Metroid Dread this year and then I would imagine that Metroid Prime trilogy is something they’ll release close to the release of Metroid Prime 4, whenever that is.”
Back in 2019 the Game Informer Senior Editor at the time, Imran Khan, said the game had been “long done” and also mentioned at the time how there was “more Metroid stuff” to look forward to. This was followed by another listing of the game by a Swedish retailer last year.
More recently, a former Metroid developer shared their own thoughts about the trilogy coming to the Nintendo Switch and thought it was unlikely to happen.
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