Metroid Prime 4 Speculation Erupts After Nintendo Investigation

03/18/2023 7:31 PM EDT

Nintendo fans are desperate to know what’s going on Metroid Prime 4 and when the Nintendo Switch game will be released. The fourth installment in the beloved series was announced way back at E3 2017, almost six years ago. Not only is there still no word on when it will be released, but Nintendo fans haven’t seen anything for the game yet. In fact, Nintendo has barely said a peep about it, and the last mention of it came in 2019, when Nintendo announced that the game had restarted development at Retro Studios. Unfortunately, none of this has changed, but some Nintendo fans can’t help but wonder if the wait is almost over after a new study released by Nintendo.

The survey was recently and specifically sent out by Nintendo UK asking Nintendo fans a Metroid Prime Remastered-related issues, and in the process, mentioned Metroid Prime 4. Specifically, it notes that “it (Metroid Prime Remastered) seems like a good way to pass the time until Metroid Prime 4 releases.” This isn’t that remarkable in itself, but many Nintendo fans have pointed out that it’s not just strange to bring Metroid Prime 4 up, but to bring up its release if it doesn’t come out soon. Combine this with the stealth release out of nowhere Metroid Prime Remastered earlier this year, and some Nintendo fans can’t help but wonder if this year, or possibly next year, is finally Metroid Prime 4 time.

For now, take everything here for what it is, speculation. It’s impossible to know what should and shouldn’t be made of such a study, especially since it comes from Nintendo UK and not Nintendo itself. As you might expect, the speculation this has created has not been commented on by Nintendo. We don’t expect this to change for various reasons, but if it does, we’ll update the story accordingly. In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment or two to let us know what you think. Do you think Metroid Prime 4 is finally on the horizon, or do you think Nintendo fans are catching up?

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