Metroid Prime 4 has been delayed, with Shinya Takahashi, senior managing executive officer on the game, revealing today that development on the game has effectively been restarted.
Takahashi revealed that after looking at Metroid Prime 4, the firm didn't believe it met the standards required of a sequel to one of Nintendo's most loved series. The good news for fans is that the restarted project is now being developed with producer Kensuke Tanabe working in collaboration with Metroid Prime creators, Retro Studios.
The original take on Metroid Prime 4 was announced on June 13, 2017, during Nintendo's E3 showcase video. It was one of the most anticipated Nintendo reveals in recent memory, although we got no more than confirmation the game was in development. Eurogamer reported the game was, surprisingly, in development at Bandai Namco Studios Singapore.
As such, the game has been severely delayed, according to Takahashi. "It will be a long road until the next time we will be able to update you on the development process," Takahashi continued.
It's now anyone's guess when Metroid Prime 4 could eventually launch. Only one thing's for certain though: it's going to be a long time from now. For more on Metroid Prime 4, including the original details on its development, check out our guide to Metroid Prime 4.