Nintendo Insider shares update on new Metroid Prime Switch game
A notable Nintendo insider has shared a new update regarding a long-awaited Metroid game on Switch. More precisely, the game in question is Metroid Prime Trilogy, which is a collection of the three Metroid Prime titles previously released on the Nintendo Wii. And while it has been rumored that this trilogy has been coming to Switch for some time, it still looks like its arrival on the platform will come to fruition at one point or another.
According to Jeff Grubb of Giant Bomb, who is an often accurate and reported leaker in the video game industry, Metroid Prime Trilogy is still in the works for Nintendo Switch and will be released later. On a recent episode of Grubb’s talk show titled GrubbSnax, he commented Metroid Prime Trilogy and stated that Nintendo has already completed its work on the collection and is simply sticking to releasing it when it sees fit. “The game is over and Nintendo is holding it,” Grubb said during the broadcast.
As for why Grubb thinks Nintendo chose not to release Metroid Prime Trilogy on Switch for now, he thinks the publisher might want to let go closer to the arrival of Metroid Prime 4. The fourth installment of the long series was revealed in 2017, but Nintendo announced in 2019 that its development had been fully restarted. As such, it may take a while before it’s actually released.
In the meantime, however, Nintendo is still focused on the Metroid series, just in another capacity. Terror Metroid was actually revealed by Nintendo last month at E3 2021 and serves as the fifth main entry in the original Metroid saga. The game is set to launch in October of this year, which means the prospect of Metroid Prime Trilogy coming out anytime in 2021 looks pretty slim. Still, for those who were hoping to see this remastered collection eventually arrive on Switch, it looks like you shouldn’t give up hope just yet.
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