It’s been four years since it was first announced, and we still know very little about Metroid Prime 4, except that Nintendo completely restarted the game’s development back in January 2019. This significant hurdle explains why fans have had to wait so long for any news about the title, but it doesn’t help ease how excruciating that wait has been. With E3 2021 just around the corner now, however, there’s a chance we could finally see more of Metroid Prime 4 during the show–and if we do, here’s what we hope we’ll learn about it.
What We Know So Far
Nintendo first announced Metroid Prime 4 during its E3 2017 Nintendo Direct. At the time, all the company revealed was that the game was in development and that a brand-new team was helming the project rather than Retro Studios. While Nintendo never outright revealed which studio was working on the game, reports indicated that it was a Bandai Namco team.
Following the reveal, Nintendo remained silent about Metroid Prime 4 until January 2019, when it announced that the project hadn’t been living up to its standards and that it was completely restarting its development, this time with Retro Studios at the helm. Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi delivered this message about the decision: