Nintendo sitting on Metroid Prime Trilogy
Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat claims that Nintendo has completed a Metroid Prime trilogy remaster, and are simply waiting for the perfect time to unleash it on the world.
“The game is done and Nintendo is holding it,” he said on the Giant Bomb podcast. “I think Metroid Prime trilogy is done and whether or not Nintendo releases it now or later depends on other factors.”
- The remake Metroid: Samus Returns was released in 2017
- Metroid Prime 4 was rebooted and handed over to Retro Studios
- The remasters will probably launch alongside Metroid Prime 4
- Metroid Dread is scheduled to launch in early October
Business as usual: Grubb added that it's not “unusual” for Nintendo to sit on a finished product, and that this is “not a sign of some bad thing happening,”. Nintendo can ‘afford to sit on it’ right now and that’s exactly what they’re doing.
Dread next: Grubb believes the COVID-19 pandemic made QA resources scarce, and forced Nintendo to concentrate on fewer titles. Metroid Dread will launch on October 8th alongside the new Switch OLED model.