Metroid Prime 4 Not Being Developed by Retro Studios; New Team and Series Producer Kensuke Tanabe Onboard

After the announcement this morning, Nintendo has clarified that developer Retro Studios will not be working on Metroid Prime 4, but is in good hands.

on June 13, 2017 2:01 PM

Despite only showing a simple logo, Nintendo shocked viewers today with the reveal of Metroid Prime 4 coming to the Nintendo Switch and entering development, while new details on the game are slowly trickling in, as vague as they may be.

A new report from Eurogamer has revealed that developer Retro Studios will not be developing Metroid Prime 4, as the studio had previously created and worked on the original trilogy of Metroid Prime titles on GameCube and Wii. Nintendo’s Bill Trinen, in a group interview with games press outlets, explained that instead the title is being developed by a “talented new development team,” while Metroid‘s longtime series producer Kensuke Tanabe will also be involved with the project.

Details on Metroid Prime 4 are otherwise incredibly vague, as Nintendo only showcased a title and the fact that the game has currently entered development. Nevertheless, it’s still an exciting announcement and one that Nintendo fans have been clamoring for for quite some time, and in the meantime, the upcoming Metroid II remake Metroid: Samus Returns is set to arrive for 3DS owners later this year in September.

Given the long wait for a proper return to the series after last year’s disappointing Metroid Prime: Federation Force, any news about a new adventure for Samus Aran is more than welcome.

Metroid Prime 4 is currently in development for Nintendo Switch.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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