Already in November 2021, Emily Rogers spoke of Metroid Prime: Remastered, predicting the future return of the Retro Studios game to the shores of Nintendo Switch.
Following the surprise launch of the title, now available on the hybrid console, the insider note returns to discuss the future of Samus Aran. According to what was reported by Emily Rogers – generally very knowledgeable about the Nintendo world -, between 2017 and 2018 Nintendo would have obtained the go-ahead from Retro Studios to start an operation of remake of the entire trilogy by Metroid Prime.
According to the insider, at the time the idea was to initially publish only Metroid Prime, to then use its assets and the play system as a starting point for a second package containing both Metroid Prime 2 is Metroid Prime 3. All of this, however, was before the outbreak of the pandemic and Nintendo’s decision to award Metroid Prime 4 – originally in the hands of a never disclosed team – at Retro Studios itself.
The two circumstances, observes Emily Rogers, may have radically changed Nintendo’s plans. Proof of a slowdown in the project would be the development times of Metroid Prime: Remastered. According to the insider’s information, the game would in fact have entered the QA/Testing phase only in the summer of 2022. Consequently, in the absence of a launch window for Metroid Prime 4, Emily Rogers declares herself somewhat uncertain about the possibility of attend the next publication of Metroid Prime 2: Remastered e Metroid Prime 3: Remastered.