Nintendo E3: Metroid Prime 4 Announced Out of Nowhere

The legend lives on.

Metroid Prime 4 is the game Metroid fans have been longing for since 2007. Has it really been ten whole years since Metroid Prime 3: Corruption came out for Wii? Revealed at E3, Metroid Prime 4 was teased via a short trailer that showed off a conspicuous number 4 emblazoned logo, but no gameplay. The latest entry in the Metroid Prime series won’t be developed by Retro Studios (responsible for the first three titles), but retains Nintendo Producer Kensuke Tanabe, part of the Metroid Prime trilogy team. Metroid Prime 4 is currently being developed for Nintendo Switch and will be releasing 2018 or later. We’re hoping that the game turns out great.

Also announced at E3 was Metroid: Samus Returns, a remake of 1991 Game Boy title Metroid II: Return of Samus. Compared to the original, Metroid: Samus Returns boasts a whole new atmospheric colour palette and gorgeous 3D visuals. It’s scheduled to release on September 15 this year for Nintendo 3DS.

If you missed Nintendo’s E3 broadcast, make sure you check it out on Twitch.