Nintendo recently released Metroid Prime Remastered for Nintendo Switch which fully remastered and updated the original experience. Critical reception has been mostly positive so far, but don’t hold your breath for the sequels to get the same remaster treatment. According to a new report, Metroid Prime 2 and 3 will also be coming to Switch but won’t be remasters like the first game.
The report comes from industry insider and journalist Jeff Grubb, who claims that Nintendo are working on bringing Metroid Prime 2 and 3 to Nintendo Switch. However, the sequels will not get the full remaster treatment.
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It makes sense that Nintendo would want the full Metroid Prime trilogy on Switch as that would make it more accessible to players to experience before the inevitable release of Metroid Prime 4. Unfortunately, the sequels won’t be remastered so it sounds like they’ll be simple re-releases for the current hardware. Most fans took this as good news because Metroid Prime 2 and 3 still hold up incredibly well today and may not need an extensive remaster like the first game.
On that note, the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4 was a no-show at the recent Nintendo Direct showcase. The game went through a complete development reboot a few years ago but we’ve heard nothing about the game since that announcement. A report from VGC last month claimed that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom would be the last big game to release on the current Switch hardware before Nintendo reportedly begins talks about new hardware in 2024.
If that’s true, then we may not see Metroid Prime 4 release on the current Switch hardware at all unless the new hardware is an upgraded Switch “Pro” model of some kind, which has also been suggested countless times in the past.
Either way, it looks like Metroid Prime fans might be in for a treat regarding the original trilogy being playable on Switch soon. Take this with a pinch of salt for now.
Source: Jeff Grubb