It’s been two years now since that famous video that announced a future release of Metroid Prime 4, and we have to say that during this period the development has not been exactly rosy.
Among the little information given to us about the title by Nintendo and the announcement of the cancellation of the work at the beginning of the year – with the consequence of having to start the project from scratch – it seemed that the fourth chapter of Metroid Prime 4 would not be having a good launch window. But like a lighthouse in a stormy sea, new job offers appeared on the website of Retro Studios, the development house.
Of course, that doesn’t guarantee they are to help create the new chapter in the saga, but if we think that just two weeks ago a new development director for Metroid Prime 4 was added to their ranks, this seems to be anything but coincidence.
Also because the person in question is Dylan Jobe, already famous for having worked on the development of games of the caliber of Doom, Warhawk or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. The aforementioned detail cannot help but rekindle a strong hope in all fans of the saga.
It’s now been 13 years since 2007 when the first chapter of the Metroid Prime series for Nintendo GameCube was released. The three dimensions were immediately a huge success among Samus fans, and the fame of the now historic Nintendo shooter skyrocketed.
But despite this, in this time the fandom of the series never seems to have waned. And indeed there are still many people eagerly awaiting news on the fourth sequel.
We still do not have a release date for Metroid Prime 4 for sure; it is rumored that we will have to wait until at least 2021 or even 2022. Most likely, however, we will see it available for our Nintendo Switch.