Nintendo may have completed development of a Metroid Prime 1 remaster. That reports well-known Nintendo insider Emily Rogers. She previously stated that the game company may be working on a polished version of the first Metroid Prime game.
Emily Rogers writes on Twitter that she is “pretty sure” that development on a Metroid Prime 1 remaster was completed last summer. Rogers please report that work on this polished version started around 2017 or 2018. There have been rumors for some time that Nintendo would release a remaster of the entire Metroid Prime trilogy, but it is now expected that the company will initially only re-release the first title. It is not known when exactly that will happen.
“The original plan was to develop and release Prime 1 first, then use Prime 1’s fundamentals, such as the engine, tools, and assets, to create Prime 2 and 3 later,” Rogers said. So, remasters of the other two Metroid Prime titles may follow at a later date, though it’s unknown if these plans have changed in the meantime. “All I can confirm now is that Prime 1 exists,” the insider wrote.
End of September endorsed VentureBeat journalist and prominent leaker Jeff Grubb said that Nintendo will initially only release a Metroid Prime 1 remaster, although he previously mentioned that the company would release a remaster of the entire trilogy.
In October, Nintendo released the 2D platformer Metroid Dread. The company has so far not shared any info about a possible Metroid Prime remaster. The developer did say in June that Metroid Prime 4 is still being worked on. That game was announced in 2017, but Nintendo decided in early 2019 to start developing the fourth Metroid Prime title from scratch, because the first attempt failed. met the quality requirements. Little new information about the game has been released since then.