Reggie gives updates on Metroid Prime 4 and Switch online service

During E3 this year, Nintendo showed off a host of games for Switch that will close out 2018. But among the many news and notes during its presentation, no update about Metroid Prime 4 was given. Until now. “Metroid Prime 4 is still in development and proceeding well,” said Reggie Fils-Aimé in an interview with Game Informer.

Nintendo of America’s president, who also serves as its chief operating officer, said Nintendo’s focus for E3 was to “Paint that total picture of what we have coming effectively in the here and now,” listing off titles including Super Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the Pokémon: Let’s Go series. With it being in development still, no official release date or trailer has been offered for Metroid Prime 4. Fils-Aimé also gave an update in regards to the Switch’s online subscription service.

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“The service is going to launch in September, and that is on track,” said Reggie. He then discussed its $20 annual subscription, saying it will be an “easy purchase for consumers, as it’s going to give them all of those rich, connected experiences.”  While everything for the Switch seems to be on track, Reggie did open up about what he feels is Nintendo’s biggest failure when it comes to the Switch.

“Our biggest failure is when the consumer goes to the shelf and it isn’t there. We’re focused on making sure the supply chain is going to be robust,” said Reggie. The quote was in regards to the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate driving up demand for the Switch even more during the holiday season. Per Nintendo’s website, over 17 million Switches have been sold as of March 31, 2018.

That includes nearly 70 million in software sales, causing Nintendo to beef up its shipments to stores. Will a Switch be on your wishlist this holiday season? What are your hopes for Metroid Prime 4 and Nintendo’s online service for Switch?  Comment below!

Nick Battaglia
As a gamer with one arm, Nick strives to inform and showcase what it is like to play games from his point-of-view.  While his love for RPG's, fighters, and everything Nintendo is strong, the only thing stronger is his want to become the live-action version of Mega Man. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @MercWithOneArm.