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Metroid Prime 4 - Back To The Drawing Board

Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi made the announcement recently that the long anticipated Metroid Prime 4, announced during the company's E3 2017 presentation to much fanfare, was being sent back to concept development due to the game not reaching Nintendo's standards for "a sequel to the Metroid Prime series." It was then that I felt a great disturbance in the gaming force, as millions of voices suddenly cried out in fear. At least you'd think that's what would happen.

However, scanning social media posts, YouTube comments, and numerous games journalism outlets reveals a general feeling of relief and acceptance speckled with bits of annoyance. The reason? Takahashi stated that Nintendo would be bringing in the original development studio of the Prime series, Retro Studios, to co-develop the 4th entry. Hallelujah!

But of course there was a catch. Metroid Prime 4 likely wouldn't see the light of day for quite some time. Speculation is that the game won't see a release until well into 2020. With as infrequent as Metroid games are (Federation Force doesn't count!) another year or two of patiently waiting is nothing for fans of the series. I'm perfectly fine with waiting for quality game, and it seems the die hard fans out in internet land feel the same way.

What are your thoughts on this development? Leave a comment!

Until next time, gamerguys and gals!


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