Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios

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Favourite Metroid Prime game?

Metroid (1986)
0
No votes
Metroid II: Return of Samus (1990)
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No votes
Super Metroid (1994)
6
22%
Metroid Prime (2002)
15
56%
Metroid Fusion (2002)
2
7%
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004)
0
No votes
Metroid: Zero Mission (2004)
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No votes
Metroid Prime: Hunters (2006)
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No votes
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007)
1
4%
Metroid: Other M (2010)
1
4%
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016)
2
7%
Metroid: Samus Returns (2017)
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No votes
 
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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Kriken » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:00 pm

If anything I think it'll be released sooner as a sort of consolation for Metroid fans. And if Prime 4 was originally going to be released this year or early next year then a gap needs to be filled.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Alvin Flummux » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:57 pm

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Pedz wrote:So like, have Retro just been sitting on their hands and now have work?


From the looks of it, yes. I’ve no idea how many staff Retro actually have, enough to finish off development of one game (if the Star Fox Grand Prix game was actually real or not) while simultaneously starting Metroid Prime 4 development from the start?


They've probably just been helping Nintendo's various teams with other projects, instead of developing their own stuff.

ITSMILNER wrote:I’m think the HD MPT is done and has been for a little while, I bet it was planned to release soon but due to the MP4 reboot it will likely be held back for another year.


They should use the extra time to make it even more pretty. And also add in more bonus unlockable skins, like the Fusion Suit.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Pedz » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:00 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:
Pedz wrote:So like, have Retro just been sitting on their hands and now have work?


From the looks of it, yes. I’ve no idea how many staff Retro actually have, enough to finish off development of one game (if the Star Fox Grand Prix game was actually real or not) while simultaneously starting Metroid Prime 4 development from the start?


They've probably just been helping Nintendo's various teams with other projects, instead of developing their own stuff.

ITSMILNER wrote:I’m think the HD MPT is done and has been for a little while, I bet it was planned to release soon but due to the MP4 reboot it will likely be held back for another year.


They should use the extra time to make it even more pretty. And also add in more bonus unlockable skins, like the Fusion Suit.


The Fusion suit was in MP, though I think only MP and not its sequels.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Alvin Flummux » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:01 pm

Pedz wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:
Pedz wrote:So like, have Retro just been sitting on their hands and now have work?


From the looks of it, yes. I’ve no idea how many staff Retro actually have, enough to finish off development of one game (if the Star Fox Grand Prix game was actually real or not) while simultaneously starting Metroid Prime 4 development from the start?


They've probably just been helping Nintendo's various teams with other projects, instead of developing their own stuff.

ITSMILNER wrote:I’m think the HD MPT is done and has been for a little while, I bet it was planned to release soon but due to the MP4 reboot it will likely be held back for another year.


They should use the extra time to make it even more pretty. And also add in more bonus unlockable skins, like the Fusion Suit.


The Fusion suit was in MP, though I think only MP and not its sequels.


Oh I know, so let's get it in the sequels.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:18 pm

They've hired the guy responsible for Art Direction at DICE.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020 ... t-director

It's been a while since we've heard anything on Prime 4, which I'm assuming is a good thing. I'm still not even expecting to see anything from it this year as I think late 2021 is a more realistic time slot.

In the meantime, if anyone is wanting that Metroid Prime itch scratched I can heartily recommend "Journey To The Savage Planet" (PC/PS4/XB and later Switch). It takes a lot of inspiration from the Metroid Prime games, even down to how you move about the world, but is far more tongue in cheek and a lot less serious.

It also has very light survival elements in that you need to gather resources to craft upgrades.

CDKeys have the PC version for around £20 (Epic Store) and it's well worth it.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Jenuall » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:27 pm

Art Direction is usually something that the lead has tied down from the pre-production stages of a project...

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:42 pm

Yeah it's still a long way off.

Though they haven't confirmed what he's been hired to do, or on what game. The assumption is that it's MP related, but it could be another game as well.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Jenuall » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:47 pm

Yeah it could be something completely unrelated, and it's not unheard of for teams to be switched up mid development. But it does kind of play into the narrative that there is still a long time to go on this one.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Balladeer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:55 pm

Switch 2 release?

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by ITSMILNER » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:35 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:They've hired the guy responsible for Art Direction at DICE.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020 ... t-director

It's been a while since we've heard anything on Prime 4, which I'm assuming is a good thing. I'm still not even expecting to see anything from it this year as I think late 2021 is a more realistic time slot.

In the meantime, if anyone is wanting that Metroid Prime itch scratched I can heartily recommend "Journey To The Savage Planet" (PC/PS4/XB and later Switch). It takes a lot of inspiration from the Metroid Prime games, even down to how you move about the world, but is far more tongue in cheek and a lot less serious.

It also has very light survival elements in that you need to gather resources to craft upgrades.

CDKeys have the PC version for around £20 (Epic Store) and it's well worth it.

I streamed some of it last night if anyone is interested.

http://www.twitch.tv/cheekydevlin


Didn’t Journey to the Savage Planet get rated on Switch as well recently? I’m holding out for that to come to Switch


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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:37 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:They've hired the guy responsible for Art Direction at DICE.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020 ... t-director

It's been a while since we've heard anything on Prime 4, which I'm assuming is a good thing. I'm still not even expecting to see anything from it this year as I think late 2021 is a more realistic time slot.

In the meantime, if anyone is wanting that Metroid Prime itch scratched I can heartily recommend "Journey To The Savage Planet" (PC/PS4/XB and later Switch). It takes a lot of inspiration from the Metroid Prime games, even down to how you move about the world, but is far more tongue in cheek and a lot less serious.

It also has very light survival elements in that you need to gather resources to craft upgrades.

CDKeys have the PC version for around £20 (Epic Store) and it's well worth it.

I streamed some of it last night if anyone is interested.

http://www.twitch.tv/cheekydevlin


Didn’t Journey to the Savage Planet get rated on Switch as well recently? I’m holding out for that to come to Switch


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It is indeed coming to Switch. Probably with a price hike, but yeah.

Well worth playing too.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Tomous » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:55 pm

2022 at the earliest for this in my opinion, it's only been in development for a little more than a year.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:14 pm

Jedi: Fallen Order has been scratching my Metroid Prime itch lately, despite the different gameplay. The map system is near identical, the different worlds are varied enough to remain interesting, the regular supply of upgrades is satisfying, lore scanning is there but less hassle, etc.

Looking forward to eventually seeing MP4, but I don't expect we'll see it any time soon.

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PostRe: Metroid Prime 4 (Switch) - Development restarted, project handed over to Retro Studios
by SerialCeler » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:The assumption is that it's MP related, but it could be another game as well.


:lol: Given Retro’s inability to release one game in the past six years, the idea they could be developing two concurrently makes me laugh.

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