Metroid Prime 4 was originally released last year during E3 2018. Many fans were curious to see where Nintendo would take the series, and we thought we might see more about the upcoming sequel at E3 2019. Unfortunately, Metroid Prime 4 was quite absent from Nintendo’s E3 coverage, which has led many to wonder where it was and what’s going on with the game.
Where was Metroid Prime 4 at E3 2019?
As I said above, Metroid Prime 4 was first revealed during last year’s E3 conference. Unfortunately, since then, not much information has really been revealed about the title, with Nintendo playing things close to the chest until January of 2019.
At the start of the year, back in January, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Shinya Takahashi posted an update for Metroid Prime 4 on the official Nintendo YouTube channel. In the update, Takahashi discussed the game, why they had kept things so close to the vest, and even revealed that they would be going back to the beginning to figure out the best route to take the latest chapter in the series.
According to Takahashi, Nintendo will be working closely with Retro Studios, the development studio behind the original Metroid Prime game. Retro Studios is based out of the United States, and Nintendo believes that by working closely with Retro, they can create the best Metroid game possible. While we had hoped to see something from the latest Metroid game at E3 2019, it makes sense that we didn’t.
In the update video, Takahashi touched on the fact that it would be a while before we heard more, stating, “it will be a long road until the next time we will be able to update you on the development progress, and development time will be extensive.” He did promise that the company will continue to develop the title to the best of their abilities, as they want it to stand shoulder to shoulder with the previous games in the Metroid Prime series.
We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more info on Metroid Prime 4, but at least now fans can understand why Metroid Prime 4 wasn’t at E3 2019, and why Nintendo is continuing to keep quiet about the upcoming title.