As part of the E3 edition of Nintendo Direct, there was, among other things, the somewhat surprising announcement of the 2.5-D action adventure Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch. This is the long-awaited sequel to Metroid Fusion, which was released for the GameBoy Advance in 2002. But with all the euphoria about this announcement, the question suddenly arose as to whether and to what extent this all affects Metroid Prime 4, which is still waiting for a release.

The fans of Samus Aran and their adventures can breathe a sigh of relief: The development of Metroid Prime 4 is by no means stopped. Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo’s Senior Managing Executive Officer, confirmed this at the Direct edition mentioned above. Before seeing the Metroid Dread trailer, he explained:

“Before we hit the next trailer, I just wanted to say one thing. We’re working hard on the next game in the Metroid Prime series, Metroid Prime 4 (buy now 68,99 € ), which we announced earlier. “

However, Takahashi was unable to elicit further details. Accordingly, it is not known when we will finally see new material from the fourth Metroid Prime episode – not to mention a specific release date. Metroid Prime 4 was announced four years ago, and since then there have been repeated quarrels. Among other things, Nintendo announced that the complete development of the game had to be restarted because the project could not meet internal expectations at the time. Incidentally, the team from Retro Studios is responsible for the work on the project, while the Metroid Dread is created at MercurySteam.

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