Metroid Prime Remaster Speculated to Release During 2022 Holiday Season

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While many Nintendo fans have their undivided attention on the company’s direct showcase set to take place later today, speculation continues to bubble regarding what the publisher could have in store for later this year.

While the likes of Splatoon 3 and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are already set to grace our screens before 2022 is over, there’s no such thing as too much in the eyes of gamers.

According to Jeff Grubb, these fans might just be in for something else to get excited about as the year draws to a close, with a classic series supposedly getting a fresh coat of paint.

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Grubb Discusses Status of Metroid Remasters

Speaking on Giant Bomb’s Game Mess Mornings show, Grubb discussed what he’s heard about plans for the Metroid games with GamesBeat’s Rachel Kaser, saying: “I can say that I’ve been told pretty definitively that Metroid Prime remastered is going to be one of their big holiday games.”

“In the past this is something that I’d heard was in the works, they have things happening with that game,” Grubb added, continuing: “now I’ve been told that their plans are to release that game this holiday, I think almost certainly to line up with the 20th anniversary in November.”

Grubb also went on to stress that Nintendo has a lot of games in production which need to have concrete release dates revealed at some point soon, including Bayonetta 3, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp and the Metroid Prime remaster in a list of titles that are all still without them.

He speculates that these dates could possibly be disclosed in another direct showcase at some point soon, which would focus on Nintendo games, rather than third-party titles like those set to star in today’s direct.

Speaking about the remasters of Metroid Prime 2 and Metroid Prime 3 that are also supposedly in the works, Grubb suggests that those two titles likely won’t receive as heavy a remastering as the first game, saying: “they’ll probably get the updated controls and things like that, but they’re not getting quite the same overhaul that Metroid Prime one is getting.”

Grubb and Kaser also discussed Nintendo’s overall strategy for the month of June, which has been characterised by smaller reveals, rather than the big, E3-style broadcasts we’ve seen from other publishers.

Make sure to follow us for more coverage of Nintendo and check out our recaps of this month’s showcases from the likes of Playstation and Xbox if you want to catch up on the other releases that you can look forward to in the near future.