Nintendo Changes Metroid Prime 4 Game Development studios to Retro Studios

Nintendo announced that they have “restarted development” of Metroid Prime 4 slated for the Nintendo Switch. Retro’s Studios is a subsidiary of Nintendo American, they developed the highly successful Metroid Prime Trilogy and Donkey Kong Country series. Nintendo’s senior managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi announced the change in a video:

Nintendo claimed that ” The current development status of the game is very challenged and we have made a very difficult decision as a development team.” Metroid Prime was announced back in June 2017, but not many details were released. Takahashi has stated that “It will be a long road until the next time we will be able to update you on the development progress and development time will be extensive.”

Sources: Kotaku

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4 thoughts on “Nintendo Changes Metroid Prime 4 Game Development studios to Retro Studios

  1. Overall I’d say that this is good news. Retro’s got an excellent track record and even if it takes a while you know that they’ll get this game right. The hype is so high for this game that anything short of excellence will probably be heavily critiqued.

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    1. I think Nintendo made the right decision. I heard that Retro Studio show Nintendo a demo for what they had planned and Nintendo liked it. A this point we have been waiting for so long it shouldn’t matter.

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      1. The moment I knew that Nintendo assigned the development of Metroid Prime 4 to Bandai Namco, I already had a strong hunch that MP4’s development won’t go well despite how much the Nintendo Of America President tried his best to give MP4 fans hope and excitement. Now that the it’s Retro Studios’ responsibility, I know we’ll have to wait again but I am sure it will be worth it. Thank you for the heads up Master Jiraiyan!

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