Nintendo scraps Metroid Prime 4 development, starting afresh with Retro Studios

At E3 of 2017, just a few short months after the launch of the Switch, Nintendo announced that Metroid Prime 4 was in development for the system. This announcement in itself came ten years after the release of Metroid Prime 3 : Corruption back in 2007. The fourth installment has been heavily anticipated since the announcement, with many speculating that the game would be a major pillar in Nintendo’s 2019 line-up for the Switch.

However, Nintendo announced today via an apologetic video on their YouTube channel featuring Shinya Takahashi, General Manager of Nintendo’s Entertainment Planning & Development Division, that the game in its current state does not live up to the standards set by the series, nor Nintendo’s expectations for what the game should be. As a result, the decision has been made to scrap the current development of the game, and producer Kensuke Tanabe will now be working with Retro Studios, developers
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