Metroid Prime 4 unfortunately suffered major setbacks during the development process earlier in the year, and it'll be quite some time before the game sees the light of day. In this guide to the game, we'll be compiling all the information we have on the sequel so far, including a potential Metroid Prime 4 release date, details on the development process, and more.
Metroid Prime 4 Release Date
As of right now, there's no release date, or even a release window, for Metroid Prime 4. The sequel was first announced back in 2017, but in early 2019, Nintendo executive officer Shinya Takahashi revealed that the game had "restarted" the development process under Retro Studios.
With this massive shift in development, it's unclear when Metroid Prime 4 could eventually be coming out. Takahashi specifically stated that it would be a "long road" until the next time a development update could be given for Metroid Prime 4, so don't expect to hear about it again for at least the next few years.
Who is Making Metroid Prime 4?
In the update video above, Takahashi revealed that development of Metroid Prime 4 was being done in conjunction with Retro Studios. However even with the change in development team, producer Kensuke Tanabe is still producing the game, and working closely with Retro Studios.
Previously, Eurogamer had confirmation from multiple sources that the dev team making Metroid Prime 4 for Switch is Bandai Namco Studios Singapore. It's now not entirely clear how involved Bandai Namco is with the game, and it's entirely possible that development duties could have been taken away from them entirely, and given purely to Retro Studios.
We also know that the game’s story will tie together events of the Metroid Prime universe and take it in new directions. The game’s official fact sheet also states that the Nintendo Switch game will feature the “action, isolation and exploration” the series is known for.
As for the first trailer for Metroid Prime 4, it’s nothing more than a tease. We are treated to the game’s logo and some music, but it’s impossible to read anything from it.
We’ll add more news to this page as info is released for Metroid Prime 4. We’ve got a feeling we’ll be waiting quite a while for this one.