the original Metroid Prime is coming to Nintendo Switch – and it’s a remaster. During a Nintendo Direct livestream, the publisher announced that the remaster of the original game in the first-person reimagining of the Metroid series will be available on the eShop “later today”.
In addition to improved graphics, Metroid Prime Remastered will implement a dual-stick control system, a significant update to the first entry in the classic series. Additionally, the remaster will also offer a control setting that mimics the feel of the original game, along with other control scheme options. Nintendo hasn’t announced similar plans for the two Metroid Prime sequels, despite hopes of a re-release of the Metroid Prime trilogy on Switch.
metroid Prime And Metroid Prime 2: Echoes were originally released on GameCube in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption followed these two games to Wii in 2007. Nintendo then released a Metroid Prime Trilogy collection for Wii, updating the first two games with widescreen support, improved visuals, and motion control support.
The next game in the franchise, Metroid Prime 4, is still in development for Nintendo Switch. Originally announced in 2017, Nintendo has restarted the development of Metroid Prime 4 in 2019 at the studio responsible for the original trilogy, Retro Studios.
The last adventure of Samus Aran, Metroid Dreadreleased on Switch in October 2021. In Polygon’s review of the game, we praised the game’s new take on the Metroid formula and its surprising approach to challenging and letting the player lose their way: “Fear reinvents the Metroid format with confidence and care, and it trusts the player to make leaps along the way.