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Metroid Prime 4 is not being developed by Retro Studios

by Joey Davidson | June 14, 2017June 14, 2017 8:00 am PDT

The Metroid Prime series, the most beloved in the modern-ish releases from Samus’ tale, was developed by Retro Studios. You know their work if you’ve played the prime games or the outstanding Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Retro is not making Metroid Prime 4. That title was announced on Tuesday during Nintendo’s E3 presentation with simply some music, the logo and word that it was coming to the Nintendo Switch.

After the presentation, multiple news outlets sat in on a Nintendo roundtable where they learned that the game’s development is being helmed by Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe, the producer for the original Prime series. The rest of the team will be in-house at a Nintendo studio in Kyoto, Japan.

Eurogamer was on hand to ask Tanabe what they intend to do with the game story-wise. Here’s the official line.

“Personally I’d like to create a story centering around Sylux and Samus. We’ve done a story based on the Hunters, and this time around we’re doing a story on the Galactic Federation. I would like to cross the two over in the future. And of course see a little more of Samus.”

We’ll have more on Metroid Prime 4 as it comes.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...