Metroid Prime 4 Developer Shares New Artwork Featuring Samus

Metroid Prime 4 Developer Shares New Artwork Featuring Samus

Metroid Dread may have only come out last year, but that wasn’t the only Metroid game in development. Metroid Prime 4 is that other Metroid title currently being worked on, but it has been cast to the shadows since its E3 2017 reveal. Retro Studios still hasn’t released a trailer for the game or an update on it, but the team did change its Twitter banner to something related to the Metroid series and, by extension, possibly Metroid Prime 4.

Metroid Prime 4 Developer Shares New Artwork Featuring Samus

The studio swapped its Twitter banner profile image from a bigger version of its logo to the above artwork without overtly bringing attention to the change; it was up to some fans to point it out. It shows the silhouette of someone who is presumably Samus Aran against a blue-lit backdrop. It’s a similar hue to the one seen in the brief logo reveal trailer.

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Retro, creator of the original Prime trilogy, took over development after Nintendo stated that the game did “not reach [its] standards” under reported developer Bandai Namco. Nintendo announced in January 2019 that development had completely restarted and said that “it will be a long road until the next time” it can provide an update on its progress. Seeing as that was three years ago, it’s possible that Nintendo is slowly beginning to unveil at least parts of Metroid Prime 4.

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Nintendo is also reportedly on the precipice of announcing a remaster or remake of the first Metroid Prime for the Switch just in time for the game’s 20th anniversary coming up in late 2022. Other reports and rumors have also stated that this alleged rerelease will likely pave the way for Switch ports of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption later down the line.


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