Speaking to the microphones of Game Informer, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime wanted to reassure the fans of Metroid Prime 4, stating that the development of the game is proceeding in the right direction.
“Last year was important to us to message to the Metroid fan that there was a Metroid Prime experience in development, as we showed Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS. We didn’t want that fan to say “You just launched a new system, when are you going to bring me a Metroid on that platform?” We said it was coming. This year, with so many games launching effectively between [now] and the first half of next year, we wanted to focus on those games. Rest assured, Metroid Prime 4 is still in development and proceeding well,” explains Reggie Fils-Aime.
In the same interview, Reggie was asked about a mini version of Nintendo 64 to which he stated the following: “Look, we know that our fans love our legacy content. Being in this business 40 years, we know we have a lot of content we can surprise our consumers with. We’re aware of it, and stay tuned. Right now the focus is lets make sure that we give the consumer that wants NES Classic the chance to pick it up again. I believe we’re also going to have a strong holiday with SNES Classic as well.”
According to the words of the president of Nintendo of America, moreover, the game will be shown to the public at the right time, waiting for the development team to continue to carry on with the project.
What do you expect from Metroid Prime 4? Among the other absentees of the Nintendo Direct E3 2018, we also remember Pokemon Switch, another Switch exclusive of which we will know more details only in the near future.