E3 2017: Nintendo Teases Metroid Prime 4 on Switch, Restores Hope to the World

We got a tease, but for Metroid fans, a tease is more than enough.

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Nintendo delighted fans by showing a Metroid Prime 4 logo during its E3 Direct this morning. It's just a tease, but after the drought of any and all things Metroid (real, canonical Metroid) for years, a tease is enough.

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    June 13, 2017 9:15 AM

    David Craddock posted a new article, E3 2017: Nintendo Teases Metroid Prime 4 on Switch, Restores Hope to the World

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      June 13, 2017 9:16 AM

      My biggest gaming regret is never playing any of the Metroid games on Gamecube.

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        June 13, 2017 9:19 AM

        Dolphin is your friend.

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        June 13, 2017 9:28 AM

        The Wii trilogy release is actually pretty good.

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          June 13, 2017 9:37 AM

          Yeah, and it'll likely be added to Virtual Console as soon as the service goes live on Switch. Nintendo pushed MP Trilogy to the Wii U eShop, so it should make its way to Switch... someday.

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            June 13, 2017 9:47 AM

            Oh boy I hope so because I'm definitely buying a Switch.

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            June 13, 2017 9:57 AM

            MP Trilogy required the Wiimote though so it's not a simple port. They'll have to redo the controls again and then with MP3, they'll have to totally redo it. All possible though. I suspect they'll release it next Spring. I hope they do, but I hope they give it the Wind Waker treatment and not just a simple port.

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              June 13, 2017 10:08 AM

              The joycons have Wiimote functionality without need of an infra-red led bar. They are just as precise if not more.

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                June 13, 2017 10:20 AM

                ^this, the better gyro's and the IR sensor in the right joycon, the whole thing is ready to go.

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        June 13, 2017 9:54 AM

        Aren't they on the wii u virtual console?

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        June 13, 2017 9:55 AM

        Same here, always wanted to get to them but never did

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        June 13, 2017 9:57 AM

        Grab Trilogy and run through them. I believe it's available digitally on Wii U still if you can't find a copy.

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          June 13, 2017 9:58 AM

          But it does look amazing on Dolphin, just don't expect to get a mouse/kb FPS.

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      June 13, 2017 9:22 AM

      About time !

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      June 13, 2017 9:31 AM

      That's exciting, but are any of the original developers involved?

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      June 13, 2017 9:38 AM

      This Mario Odyssey gameplay is making me re-examine my lack of ownership of the Switch. MP4 would be tremendously awesome.

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      June 13, 2017 9:38 AM

      I just couldn't get into the prime series. I was hoping for more of a sidescroller Metroid, but I'll take it.

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        June 13, 2017 9:52 AM

        I'm with you. In a dream world, we'd get a gorgeous sidescroller instead of another Prime game.

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        June 13, 2017 10:00 AM

        I *so* long for a 2D sidescrolling Metroid; but hey some Metroid is still better than none.

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        June 13, 2017 10:04 AM

        With Mario and Zelda both 3D vs 2d, I can't see them ever doing this.

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          June 13, 2017 10:11 AM

          they've been making 2D Mario (well, NSMB) and Zelda games alongside the 3D versions for years with the DS/3DS and their home consoles. Of course now those platforms are essentially one and the same. The better justification seems to be that Metro simply isn't a big enough franchise to support that many games (hence the 10 year gap) so if we're getting a 3D one there's probably no 2D one coming near term.

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          June 13, 2017 10:12 AM

          I don't take that as proof. Nintendo put out A Link Between Worlds, a canonical Zelda, on 3DS just a few years ago, and it was extremely well-received. Also, Super Mario Maker was regarded as one of the best games of 2015.

          They're striking a balance between 2D and 3D. Three dimensions are getting love right now because, among other reasons, that type of game tends to sell more. At this stage of the Switch's lifecycle, Nintendo's priority is targeting as many consumers as possible. You do that by showing off cutting-edge titles. I think Mario, Zelda, and Metroid could all receive 2D installments in the future, but Nintendo knows more devoted fans like us will snap them up when they come.

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          June 13, 2017 10:13 AM

          Don't take this the wrong way, but I revel in just how wrong you are.

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        June 13, 2017 10:13 AM

        Hope you have a 3DS then.

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      June 13, 2017 10:01 AM

      oh my GOD i can't believe they're actually doing it thank you lord

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        June 13, 2017 10:22 AM

        And since no one has actually said it in this thread, 3DS is getting a 2D Metroid (lol, the irony) now.

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          June 13, 2017 10:24 AM

          yea i'm watching the stream now in awe. 2 of the composers from super metroid on this one too

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      June 13, 2017 10:23 AM

      2D Metroid, a reimagining of Metroid 2, announced for 3DS! http://www.shacknews.com/article/100300/e3-2017-metroid-samus-returns-reimagines-metroid-2-for-3ds

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        June 13, 2017 10:27 AM

        Considering all the games that needed a reimagining, I'm glad it got it. Of course they wait till after AMR2, but I digress.

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          June 13, 2017 1:36 PM

          Probably why they went down on it so hard. They must have had this in the works for a while now.

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          June 13, 2017 3:45 PM

          I wouldn't be shocked if AM2R's release is what shook Nintendo into making a 3DS remake.

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            June 14, 2017 4:24 AM

            This game has obviously been in development for over a year, maybe two.

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      June 13, 2017 10:32 AM

      I think I'm about convinced to get a switch.

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      June 13, 2017 10:40 AM

      omg!! fuck yes!

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      June 13, 2017 1:39 PM

      Metroid Prime is my favorite game period, but I remain cautiously optimistic. The third prime game was the worse one (it was still a great game on its own and has a 90 on metacritic, which speaks to the quality of the series) and they haven't said who's developing this one yet, which could mean Retro is not developing it. But I cannot lie, when I heard that music and saw that trailer, legit chills went down my spine. I can't believe it's happening, but I just hope it can live up to expectations and then some.

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      June 13, 2017 2:14 PM

      "This is real and we are not shitting you"

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      June 13, 2017 2:52 PM

      Metroid Prime 1 and 2 were amazing on every level. MP3 was unplayable for me because I could not get a handle on the Wii controls. I hope this allows for Pro controller and isn't too far out.

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      June 13, 2017 3:42 PM

      I really don't understand Nintendo's investment of money in a brand new full fledged Switch Metroid Prime, but I'll be one of the few people who actually buy it.

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      June 13, 2017 4:27 PM

      Imagine Breath of the Wild level exploration and mechanics in a Metroid game...that'd be some uncanncy love child of a game.