Metroid fans were treated to a long-overdue revival of the series with the seminal Metroid Dread in 2021. Now that the series’ 2D saga has returned to form, it’s time for the Prime line of games to make a similar comeback. And while Metroid Prime 4 is, of course, currently in the works, it’s looking like there might be more to look forward to beyond that as well.
Rumours of a standalone Metroid Prime 1 remaster – allegedly quite an ambitious project that is due out in 2022 – have been doing the rounds for a while at this point, and we’ve got more of that here. Known Nintendo leaker NateTheHate recently said in a video that the remaster is going to launch in the second half of 2022, and that to go along with the original Metroid Prime’s 20th anniversary, Nintendo might position the game as the big Switch launch for the end-of-the-year period.
Of course, it’s never easy to be sure about any leaks or unconfirmed reports where Nintendo is confirmed, and Metroid fans in particular have been burned with leaks more than a few times in recent years- so for now, take this with a grain of salt. We’ll keep an eye out for new details though, so stay tuned for more updates.