We have an update on the long rumor Metroid Prime trilogy remaster that is supposed to be directed towards Nintendo Switch.
According to industry professional and VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, the development of the Switch version has already been completed and now it is only Nintendo’s turn to find the “right time” to release it.
In this week’s episode of the Giant Bomb Show (Pay Wall), the source of the latest update said the video game giant is waiting for the best moment to reveal and release the trilogy – with the pandemic still causing some problems with delay of Metroid Prime 4.
Here’s exactly what Jeff had to say (thank you, VGC):
“The game is done and Nintendo keeps it. I think the Metroid Prime trilogy is over and that Nintendo will release it sooner or later depends on other factors … I think the game will be put in its pocket every time Nintendo decides it’s the right time, and Nintendo has it. done very little so it’s not unusual, it’s not a sign of something bad happening, it’s not a sign of lack of faith in Metroid … Nintendo can afford it [to sit on it] and that’s how they treat it. ”
“I think a big problem for Nintendo for quite a while during the pandemic was QA … I think Nintendo was focusing its quality assurance resources on one or two big projects in turn and that meant some games that were basically finished were sitting on the side while they had their lockdown safe QA processes focused on one or two more important games … Japan is still dealing with these problems, so I don’t think these processes will open soon . “
“The other factor for Metroid Prime Trilogy is that it will definitely be a marketing battle for Metroid Prime 4, almost certainly. So now we have Metroid Dread this year and so I imagine the Metroid Prime trilogy will be something that I will be releasing close to release. of Metroid Prime 4, whenever it is ”.
In 2019, Imran Khan, senior editor of Game Informer at the time, said the collection of trilogies for Switch had been “long done” and also mentioned how there was “more Metroid stuff” to anticipate. This was followed by a Swedish retailer listing last year’s May trilogy.
More recently, the former chief designer of the three Metroid Prime the games have shared their thoughts on the upcoming trilogy on the Nintendo Switch and he thought it was unlikely to happen. This answer did not go very well some people in the Metroid community.
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