Nintendo surprised its followers with the announcement of Metroid Prime 4 during E3 2017; However, during the last months we have not had any relevant news about the project.
Shortly after its disclosure, Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America, said that the development of the new title was on the right track. Despite this, everything indicated that there were some problems with the title.
Shinya Takahashi, general manager of the company, revealed today that the development of Metroid Prime 4 will be restarted. In case you do not remember, some reports indicated that the game was in charge of Bandai Namco.
“Although this is very regrettable we must let you know that the current development progress has not reached the standards we seek in a sequel to Metroid Prime series. Nintendo always strives for the highest quality in our games and in our development phase, we challenge ourselves and confront whether the game is living up to that quality on a daily basis,” commented the Nintendo member.
Given this, the development of the game will start again, but this time it will be in charge of Retro Studios, a company that worked on the first installments of the franchise. Takahashi made it clear that if the quality of the game does not meet quality standards, they can not give it to the players. Below I leave the trailer for the announcement:
The last thing we knew about the new title was that it was not yet able to have a launch window. The new information reveals the reasons for the lack of news about the project and its absence of E3 2018.
Kensuke Tanabe will work closely with Retro Studios so that the game meets everyone’s expectations. This implies that the title will suffer a delay with respect to the date contemplated for its launch. Takahashi apologized to fans waiting for the game and asked for patience. Finally, he assured that the wait will be long to know more about the project. So, there is a long way to enjoy it.
Metroid Prime 4 is in development for Nintendo Switch.