Insiders at Nintendo agree that Metroid Prime HD will be coming to Switch in 2022
A Switch version of Metroid Prime is now possible. We have heard rumors that Nintendo will release a Switch version of Metroid Prime in 2022 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Samus-powered shooter.
Since 2019, rumors persist that the Metroid Prime Trilogy would be Switch-bound. VentureBeat’s Jeff Grub stated that Nintendo was ready to release the three games as an HD trilogy, but were waiting for the right moment. Another Nintendo insider, Emily Rogers, stated last week that “Last night, Nintendo was busy with Metroid Prime 1 in celebration of the game’s 20th Anniversary in 2022.” I don’t know if we will get a “trilogy” or just a rerelease of the original game. Grub appears to be in agreement after completing his own investigation.
Metroid Prime: The story so far…
Metroid Prime, first released for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002, was followed in 2004 by Metroid Prime 2 : Echoes. In 2007, Metroid Prime 3 was released for the Wii. In 2009, the first two games were updated to include motion controls and were bundled together with the third game to create the Wii’s Metroid Prime Trilogy. In 2017, Metroid Prime 4 was announced. In 2019, Retro Studios, the series creator, was going to take over development from Bandai Namco. Although this was great news, very little information has been released about Metroid Prime 4.
Metroid Prime HD is not a fact, but it’s only a week until the Metroid Dark releases for the Switch. We’d love to play a remastered 3D Metroid 2022, or indeed a fourth Prime title, but a new 2D Metroid 2021 is just the same exciting prospect. We’re hoping to get it soon so we can tell you our thoughts.