Metroid Prime is definitely one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises, and Metroid Prime 4 was announced during last year’s E3. However, Nintendo has been a little tight lipped about any new information regarding the game’s development or features.
Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aimé was recently featured in an interview with Game Informer, where he reassured fans Metroid Prime 4 “is still in development and proceeding well.” He even continued to explain why the developer timed the announcement during last year’s E3.
Last year was important to us to message to the Metroid fan that there was a Metroid Prime experience in development, as we showed Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS. We didn’t want that fan to say “You just launched a new system, when are you going to bring me a Metroid on that platform?” We said it was coming. This year, with so many games launching effectively between [now] and the first half of next year, we wanted to focus on those games. Rest assured, Metroid Prime 4 is still in development and proceeding well
Metroid Prime fans, rejoice.