METROID PRIME 4
Developer TBA Publisher Nintendo Format Switch Release TBA
This is not what we expect from Nintendo. Unlike so many of its peers, the Kyoto company tends to keep its powder dry until a game is ready to be shown off properly – yet all it did here was show a big number four, with a line of text confirming that the Metroid Prime series is no longer a trilogy. Details are, therefore, a bit on the scant side. Nintendo was forced to publicly retract a claim from its US comms director that the game would be out in 2018; all we really know is that Kensuke Tanabe is at the helm, but that Retro Studios is not involved, with what NOA’s Bill Trinen says is a “talented new development team” making the game instead. For most, mere confirmation of
Prime 4’ s existence is more than enough for now.