The relationship between the Switch and the Metroid license is worthy of a series of twists. Announcements, surprises, postponements, good and bad news, etc. Samus fans have been treated to just about everything since the Switch arrived. In the bundle is a lingering rumor of the return to Switch of the original Metroid Prime trilogy. But according to new claims, things actually wouldn’t be that simple.
A new rumor indicates that only the first Metroid Prime could finally be entitled to a port on Nintendo Switch. This rumor comes fromEmily rogers, a famous insider renowned for the reliability of its information about Nintendo. According to her, this new version could be released next year:
Last I heard, Nintendo was busy working on Metroid Prime 1 to release it as part of the game’s 20 anniversary in 2022.
I don’t know for sure if we’re going to get a “trilogy” or just a reissue of the first game. I’m leaning towards the second solution but hope we get the first.
This rumor seems indirectly supported by recent statements from a former Retro Studios. Indeed, Mike Wilkan, design lead on the first three Metroid Prime recently spoke on Facebook about this.
As the site reports VGC, porting the third Metroid Prime to Switch would, according to him, require a “herculean effort“These difficulties in porting the game are, according to him, related to the gameplay on the Wiimote of Metroid Prime 3.
Metroid Prime on Switch, yes, but which ones?
That being said, it’s worth remembering that an older rumor hinted at a Switch version of the full trilogy. Indeed, the American journalist Jeff Grubb affirms that a Metroid Prime Collection Switch is already ready at Nintendo.
If Nintendo has still not announced it, it is for two reasons according to him. The first is that the COVID-19 pandemic has limited its QA resources. And the second is that he would like to bring his release closer to the marketing of Metroid Prime 4.
The personalities behind these contradictory rumors have reason to doubt the players. Indeed, Emily Rogers and Jeff Grubb are generally well informed. It is therefore possible to wonder who is telling the truth this time.
Nintendo will broadcast its Nintendo Direct for September tonight. Will he take the opportunity to give news of the Metroid Prime license? Impossible to say. As a reminder, Metroid Prime 4 does not yet have an announced release date. Metroid Dream is scheduled for October 8.
What do you say about this new rumor? Does it seem credible to you? Or do you think, on the contrary, that Nintendo is going to release a Switch version of the whole trilogy? Give us your opinion in the comments below.