Where were you about 1,000 days ago? While it doesn’t seem like that long ago, it actually dates January 25th, 2019 and you know what that day was, right? Yes, on this special day in Nintendo history, the highly anticipated release is being developed Metroid Prime 4 was restarted.
Nintendo’s Senior Managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi delivered the news in an “open and honest” video message – admitting that development progress at the time had not reached the standard Nintendo expected Metroid Prime Series.
While it was difficult news for many Metroid fans around the world, there was some good information in this update – the return of Retro Studios. It would now take responsibility for the project, working with the game’s producer, Kensuke Tanabe – who promised the game would stand shoulder to shoulder with previous Metroid Prime entries.
So what development updates have we had since the Metroid Prime 4 delay? Well, Retro Studios has a hell of a lot of high-profile talent recruiting – with some people who have worked on projects before like God of War (2018), Borderland 3, gloriole, call of Duty Black Ops, Shadow of Grave robbers and Grand Theft Auto.
Aside from ongoing recruitment, we didn’t really hear much. However, Takahashi confirmed in June this year that Nintendo is still “working hard” on the latest entry. Technically, it’s been more than four years since Metroid Prime 4 was announced! If you’re craving some Metroid action, you can always check out the latest version Metroid horror (co-developed by the Spanish studio MercurySteam) on the Nintendo Switch.
When do you think we’ll see Metroid Prime 4? Make a guess below.