Metroid Prime 4 now being developed by Retro Studios

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Per a new YouTube video from Nintendo (now translated into English), it has been revealed that Retro Studios is now developing Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch alongside the game’s Producer, Kensuke Tanabe, and his team. As Shinya Takahashi, Senior Managing Executive Officer explains, Metroid Prime 4 was facing a trouble development and was simply not living up to Nintendo’s high standards. So they’ve made the hard decision to start over from scratch with assistance from Retro Studios. Suffice to say, it will be quite a while before anyone plays this game.

This is a bold move, but it’s also classic Nintendo. And fans the world over will likely be ecstatic to have Retro Studios back in the mix.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!