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Metroid Prime 4 Announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has officially announced Metroid Prime 4. Featured above, you can view the game’s teaser trailer.

While details are currently scarce, it’s been confirmed that the game will not be made by Retro Studios, and instead is being developed by a newly formed team in Japan.

In a press release from Nintendo, Metroid series producer Kensuke Tanabe is quoted as saying:

Metroid Prime 4 (Working Title) returns to the first-person adventure roots of the original Metroid Prime game and introduces a new storyline that ties together the events of the Metroid Prime universe and takes the storyline in new directions.

Metroid Prime 4 is currently in early development exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

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69 comments
  1. Just Some Guy
    Just Some Guy
    June 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Nintendo won E3 for me.

  2. Matthew Hage
    Matthew Hage
    June 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Now to wait two years to actually see anything of the game.

  3. Shattno
    Shattno
    June 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I came.

  4. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    June 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Why did it have to be that Prime shit :(

    2D Metroid plx.

  5. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Because they kept failing hard so they threw this out in defeat since Prime is the most popular game that they can get the original team. This is their white flag of defeat.

  6. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    June 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    kill yourself you giant faggot

  7. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Tomato Sauce?

  8. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    June 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    This is what’s gonna have me buy the Switch.

  9. Arenegeth
    Arenegeth
    June 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    The only thing announced this E3 I give an actual fuck about.

    Though I wouldn’t mind a proper 2D return, I loved the Prime series and as long as they don’t fuck it up, by making Samus a feminist or some such shit, and the gameplay follows the previous games, is another worthy reason for owning a Switch.

  10. Shattno
    Shattno
    June 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I think there is room for both. I hope they make a new 2D one as well.

  11. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    June 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Metroid Prime Hunters has a special ending that sets up Prime 4.

  12. Shattno
    Shattno
    June 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Wait, what?

  13. Nagato
    Nagato
    June 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Guess they’re just pulling whatever shit out their asses in a desperate attempt to get former fans back on board, even if it’s unlikely they reach the greatness of the first two Primes with what remains of Retro Studios.

  14. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 13, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Hope not, Retro’s last game came out in 2014, and was finished in 2013. I’m guessing the lack of gameplay is because Nintendo said the show is focused on 2017 stuff.

  15. Shattno
    Shattno
    June 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Ah, ok, haha

  16. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    You’re in luck. 2D Metroid literally just announced.

  17. Shattno
    Shattno
    June 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Called it!

  18. Shattno
    Shattno
    June 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Yeah, or maybe because it’s just really unpolished still

  19. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Good point, polish usually comes later on in development.

  20. kunuri
    kunuri
    June 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Why is it even called Prime 4 is Other M made Prime and Prime 2 non-cannon? Kind of pointless.

  21. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Turns out Retro isn’t making this.

  22. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Just make Other M non-canon instead, nobody will complain.

  23. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    June 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    They said everything shown was for 2017/2018 didn’t they? Unless that was in regards to Pokemon specifically.

  24. Kuinli
    Kuinli
    June 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    This was the only news I wanted from E3, now to save up for the Switch.

  25. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    June 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Aw no gameplay, can’t wait to see how it looks like at E3 2020.

  26. Shattno
    Shattno
    June 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Really? Is it known who is? Also what is Retros unannounced game? Another donkey kong? I have so many questions!

  27. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    June 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    That booty will always be canon in my heart.

  28. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    June 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    TGS for a trailer, next E3 for some gameplay. Probably will be delayed like Breath of the Wild.

  29. Yamato-san
    Yamato-san
    June 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    To be fair, Prime is probably Nintendo’s only attempt at doing 3rd-person shooters. And it does surprisingly well despite their competition totally dominating in the genre (though likely due at least partially to brandname recognition).

  30. Nagato
    Nagato
    June 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Wonder who’ll be making this then, if they even have a team working on it already.

  31. DrearierSpider
    DrearierSpider
    June 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Hope it doesn’t turn into a BotW situation where it’s a launch title for their next console because they took so damn long making it.

  32. Shattno
    Shattno
    June 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Isn’t it a first person shooter? And it depends on what you mean with competition, the Prime games are kind of unique, there’s lots of shooters but few with metroidvania stuff in them.

  33. Yamato-san
    Yamato-san
    June 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Ah, right. I meant to say 1st. ^^’

  34. Guest
    Guest
    June 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I guess this pretty much confirms Retro is probably working on more Donkey Kong.

    I hope the new team doesn’t Other M this one up.

  35. SinkingSage
    SinkingSage
    June 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    First time I agree with ISISCream.

  36. Eighto
    Eighto
    June 13, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    If you told me this news a year or two ago, I’d be ecstatic.
    I have so little faith in Nintendo making a new Metroid game now that I can’t take this announcement seriously. They’ll fuck it up somehow.

  37. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    June 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Depends how well the Switch does. I can’t see it doing so poorly that they rush a new console. Then again, I thought the same for the Wii U.

  38. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    June 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I hate to agree, but you have a point.
    Retro Studios was often spoken in the same breath when people wished for MP4. But they’d have mentioned them now as a selling point- right?

  39. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    June 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Best grill.

  40. Maelstrom
    Maelstrom
    June 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    FYI: Retro is not making this game. It’s a “new” studio, but it does indeed have the same producer as the other games.

  41. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    June 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Prime is great, bro. We can have both.

  42. Personaknight
    Personaknight
    June 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    A bit early to say that in the first year isn’t it? I mean it’s not like they did that with the last few consoles and actually I hope they take there time with this so it’s jammed pack.

  43. Personaknight
    Personaknight
    June 13, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I glad this is switch than anything else since It’s portable and will use pointer controls over joystick. Not like I would get to control it with mouse and keyboard either.

  44. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    June 13, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Actually, it would be the other way around. BotW likely took so long specifically because it was made a launch title. The Switch port came later, necessitating a delays.

    They did the same thing with Twilight Princess.

  45. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    June 14, 2017 at 4:17 am

    Of course this fucking niggerfaggot would love Prime lol

  46. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Hi

  47. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Yum! [slurps]

  48. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Produce ketchup from @shattno:disqus

  49. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    W00T! Finally, a new Metroid Prime video game! :D

  50. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    @auramasterdx:disqus Who is the princess on the left side of the first image?

  51. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Mario: Nintendo Number #1! Wahoo!

  52. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    :D

  53. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Juicy and roasted tomatoes

  54. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    It was announced recently, officially by Nintendo Co., Ltd.

    How can anything go wrong with this?

  55. AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
    AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
    June 20, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I’m not sure who that one is.

  56. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    :(

  57. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    What is the name of the new company

  58. Maelstrom
    Maelstrom
    June 20, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    No one knows yet, iirc.

  59. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    June 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I believe it when i see it.

  60. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 22, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Ok

  61. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 22, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Yes :)

  62. Eighto
    Eighto
    June 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    See other comment string for short answer. Even if it was Retro Studios, I think the original team that made the first Prime isn’t even there anymore.
    After enduring Other M, Federation Force and its minigame, Nintendo taking down AM2R and then putting up their own version from a company that I personally do -not- enjoy the games of at all, of course I’m going to be skeptical. And they don’t even want to develop it in-house, just pass it off to some other unnamed company we know nothing about.
    And you’re asking what can go wrong with this?

  63. TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    TheScienceEnthusiast1130
    June 27, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    :(

    I still wish that Metroid Prime 4 is awesome…