Metroid Prime 4 LEAKS: Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer And Everything You Need To Know!
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Metroid Prime 4 LEAKS: Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer And Everything You Need To Know!

Nick Farrell
24 September 2020

When will the next Metroid game release on the Switch? Here's all we know so far!

It has now been over a decade since the last Metroid Prime game was released to the public.

One of Nintendo's longest-running franchises announced the fourth iteration to the Metroid Prime series back at E3 2017, but we have heard very little so far.

With fans all over the world hoping for a release sometime this year, let's take a closer look at some of the details we know!

Here's what we know about Metroid Prime 4.

Release Date

As of now, we have no idea when Metroid Prime 4 is going to release for the Nintendo Switch.

Although fans are hoping for a release sometime in 2020, we highly doubt this will be the case. As back in 2019, Nintendo revealed to the public that the game was undergoing a complete do-over.

They were not happy with the development progress up until 2019, so they decided to scrap it and start over.

A new announcement may arrive soon, but with the Metroid Prime Trilogy looking set to get a remaster, it may be that a release date is further away than expected.

Platforms

Since this is a first-party Nintendo game, we can only expect it to release on the Nintendo Switch; or the newest Nintendo console if there is one at the time of release.

Trailer

Back during E3 2017, Nintendo gave us a first look at the latest Metroid Prime game; check it out below!

Developers 

Since Nintendo decided to scrap the previous development team behind Metroid Prime 4; Retro Studios are now the ones leading the helm for development. 

For those who do not know, Retro Studios have worked on Metroid games in the past; and have also created some of the most memorable Nintendo games.

Check out some of their previous work below!

  • Metroid Prime (2002)
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • Metroid Trilogy 
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns

Since the project began they have hired a number of VFX artists including:

  • Adad Morales (Battlefield Hardline)
  • Bryan Erck (Shadow of the Tomb Raider)
  • Nicholas Wilson (Borderlands 3)

Jon Marcella has also joined as an environment designer after a decade at Sony’ Santa Monica studio.

Bharathwaj ‘Bat’ Nandakumar, has also recently joined as a lead engineer, having recently served the same role for the PC version of Black Ops 4.

Gameplay

As of now, we do not have any full-on gameplay reels of Metroid Prime 4. The trailer showcased back at E3 2017 is the only look at the game that we have access too.

Albeit, the trailer itself was received negatively by fans across the world. As there was no real gameplay to it, we fans have been kept in the dark for three years now. 

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