Metroid Prime 4 scrapped, development starting fresh, Nintendo reveals

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    Nintendo has uploaded a new video detailing development on the long awaited Metroid Prime 4. In the video, Shinya Takahashi, Senior Managing Executive Officer, reveals that development on Metroid Prime 4 has not reached Nintendo's own standards, and that development has been started from scratch. He also revealed that the game will now be developed in collaboration with Retro Studios, the original developer of the Metroid Prime series.

    This will cause a significant delay in the internal planned release schedule, which is sure to disappoint fans of the series. It is stressed that the game is still in development, and Takahashi-san promises that the game will "stand shoulder-to-shoulder" with past Prime titles.

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  1. lordelan

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    Well at least some more time for Ninty to port 1 - 3 to the Switch and for me to play them there.
     
  2. SANIC

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    Retro Studios?! Alright any delay is fine!
     
  3. smileyhead

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    I'm fine with this. Delay away.
     
  4. KiiWii

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    Damn! Well that’s a setback but hopefully for the good of the franchise!

    Perfect time for a remaster of 1-3 though!
     
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    I was really surprised how genuine and heartfelt that apology was. You can tell that he felt awful for fans of the series.

    I've never enjoyed a Metroid Prime game, but maybe I'll give Metroid Prime 4 a shot when it comes out in 2030!
     
  6. Taleweaver

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  7. KiiWii

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    I wonder if any beta footage will escape.

    I’ve been looking forward to this since I finished MP3.

    I hates the other one on WiiU and 3ds.
     
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  8. MiiJack

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    Metroid Prime 4 scrapped... that gave me a little heart attack.
     
  9. linuxares

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    Oof that title at first... you need a NSFW on that :P

    But I don't see a problem for them starting over. If it's not good/up to standards. I see why they do as they do. So where the heck where the quality control with Other M? :P
     
  10. Maximilious

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    They probably won't scrape everything they've been working on. Hard to say if the story was lacking or actual gameplay, but perhaps this partnership will allow them easier flexibility in porting 1-3 before 4 is launched as lordelan mentioned.
     
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    I can tell this game is going through development hell, like the switches own version breath of the wild with some Kingdom Hearts III on the side
     
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  12. Jayro

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    Well this is fucking annoying...

    Excuse me while I angrily put my fists into a few of my walls.

    punching walls.

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    They better port 1-3 to hold us over, because this is bullshit... I've been waiting since the teaser, and now it's scrapped. INFURIATING!!!!! I'll take a Prime Trilogy port as compensation, please.
     
  13. BlastedGuy9905

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    Honest apology, check.
    Retro Studios, check.
    Delay, check.
    I'm fine with this. It's gonna be a better game.
     
  14. Arras

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    It is what it is. It's a shame it happened, for both fans and the developers, but better to do this and get Retro on board than to release Other M 2 and upset long time fans even more.
     
  15. Kyouken

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    When he said Retro Studios would be working on it, I was that much more ok with it being delayed. What we don't need is something like Other M to dishearten the fans about the franchise. If it takes time to develop something that they can be proud of, so be it.
     
  16. gamefan5

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    I ain't even mad. To me, that is fantastic news.
     
  17. xs4all

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    Now that Retro Studios has taken over development, it's now in safe hands, but however, if this is the case, then what the hell has Retro been up to all this time? Surely they have been secretly making something?

    It could also be some conspiracy going on....oh sorry MP4 has been scrapped and restarted, to make it up to our fans, here is the Metroid Prime Trilogy Remastered, it's something we have been working on in our spare time, this should keep you satisfied until MP4 comes out.
     
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  18. linuxares

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    Jesus... want a bad game or a better game? I mean come on, if it's another Other M, people would go nuts.
     
  19. Zense

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    Gotta admit I was a bit sceptical when they said Bamco would be handling the development. With two teams, one new and one returning, I'm curious to how this game turns out. I'm hoping it will be innovative.
     
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