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Metroid Prime 4 Release Date, Details & Features



Some gamers thought there would never be a Metroid Prime 4 release. They were wrong. There’s a new Metroid Prime game coming to Nintendo Switch.

Excitment for Metroid Prime 4 is high because it seemed like Nintendo had shelved big additions to the franchise. The last Metroid Prime game launched back in 2007. The company has focused on smaller Metroid games and titles that don’t continue the Prime story ever since. Developer Retro Games began the Metroid Prime storyline back in 2002 on the GameCube.

Bounty hunter Samus is the focus of the Metroid Prime series. She roams the galaxy dealing with threats and stopping groups of space pirates from doing whatever they want. She’s fought a dark version of herself and gone in search of soldiers that were in more danger than they knew.

Here’s everything we know about the Metroid Prime 4 release.

Metroid Prime 4 Release Date, Details & Features

  • Metroid Prime 4 Release Window
  • Metroid Prime 4 Story
  • Metroid Prime 4 Features & Gameplay
  • Metroid Prime 4 Pre-Orders
  • When We’ll Learn More About Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Prime 4 Release Window

There’s no official Metroid Prime 4 release date or release window. Nintendo routinely announces games without release dates. The company then reveals the release date when a game is six months or less away from launch. Not sharing a release window is odd though. The company rarely announces a title without giving gamers a rough idea of when they can expect to get it.

With no release date, we know that Metroid Prime 4 won’t launch in 2017. Because there was an announcement, some believe that the game will launch in 2018.

Metroid Prime 4 Story & Features

The trailer Nintendo showed during its E3 showcase offered no story details. We have no idea where in the galaxy this game takes place. We don’t know what condition Samus is in or how much time has passed since we last saw her.

Metroid Prime 4 could pick up where Metroid Prime 3 left off. Samus successfully fought Dark Samus and killed all Phazon enemies throughout the galaxy. She flew into deep space with an unknown ship following her after that. We don’t know who is on that ship or why they are following her.

The Nintendo Switch will get Metroid Prime 4.

Samus uses power ups and weapons to add new features to her suit in all Metroid games. Since we didn’t get a full trailer, we don’t know what new mechanics and features are in the game.

It’s also unclear which Nintendo Switch features Metroid Prime 4 will take advantage of. Gamers can remove the Nintendo Switch from its dock and continue playing their favorite titles anywhere. The console also supports Amiibo figures. All Switch titles from Nintendo have had these features. It’d be odd if Metroid Prime 4 didn’t.

We don’t know if there are a co-operative multiplayer experience or motion controls for aiming. It seems unlikely that the game would have multiplayer. The franchise focuses heavily on single-player experiences. Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild uses motion controls to aim.

Read: 12 Amazing Nintendo Switch Features You’ll Love

Metroid Prime 4 Pre-Orders

Excitement is so high that Amazon is already taking Metroid Prime 4 pre-orders for $59.99.

Look for other companies to begin selling Metroid Prime 4 pre-orders closer to release. GameStop, Best Buy and Target always allow shoppers to buy online and get games delivered on release day. The Nintendo Switch eShop doesn’t have a listing for the game yet. Expect the game to get an information page there soon.

When We’ll Learn More About Metroid Prime 4

If Metroid Prime 4 does launch in 2018, Nintendo could discuss it in a video stream later this year or early next year. Super Mario Odyssey launches in October. The company may want to entice November shoppers with the games they can expect next year.

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Sonic Forces

Featuring three protagonists, Sonic Forces will offer platforming and an all-new story when it arrives on video game consoles – including the Nintendo Switch – in 2017.

We know that Sonic Forces lets gamers create their own characters. Players must base this character on one of seven different classes that come with their own advantages and abilities. Sonic Team calls these custom characters "Avatars," and there are hundreds of cosmetic items for Sonic Forces players to add some style to their creation.

You can skip the custom character mode and enjoy two generations of Sonic game play: 2.5D and 3D. The 2.5D mode offers the classic side-scrolling Sonic experience from your childhood. 3D Mode plays more like Sonic Unleashed. All game worlds and characters are three-dimensional, just like they would be in a modern game. 

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