Insider Claims Metroid Prime Trilogy Remaster Is Ready To Release

An industry insider claims that a Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster has finished its development and is ready to release.

The report comes from reliable and respected video games journalist Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat (via VGC). In a recent episode of the Giant Bomb show, Grubb claims that the Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster is being held back due to “restricted QA resources” and the global pandemic.

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Where is Metroid Prime 4?

Grubb believes that the Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster may also be held back to release closer to Metroid Prime 4. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that we’ve not heard news of Metroid Prime 4 for a long time, and the game is not to be confused with the upcoming Metroid Dread.

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The game is done, and Nintendo is holding it,” said Grubb on his Giant Bomb show. “I think Metroid Prime trilogy is done and whether or not Nintendo releases it now or later depends on other factors.

Grubb continued: “I think that game is sitting in their pocket for whenever Nintendo decides it’s the right time, and Nintendo’s done this a lot recently so it’s not unusual, it’s not a sign of some bad thing happening, it’s not a sign of a lack of faith in Metroid… Nintendo can afford [to sit on it] and that’s how they’re treating it.

The global pandemic continues to have an impact

However, Grubb then elaborated further on the restrictions of Q&A testing and the current global pandemic.

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I think a big problem for Nintendo for quite some time during the pandemic was QA… I think Nintendo was focusing its quality assurance resources on one or two big projects at a time and that meant that some games that were basically finished were sitting on the side, while they had their lockdown secure QA processes focused on one or two more important games.

Japan is still dealing with these issues, so I don’t think those processes are going to open up any time soon.

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We could be in for a much longer wait

Grubb also believes that with the release of Metroid Dread this year, Nintendo has more reason to keep us waiting longer for the remastered trilogy.

The other factor for Metroid Prime Trilogy is that it’s definitely going to be a marketing beat for Metroid Prime 4, almost certainly,” said Grubb. “So right now, we’re getting Metroid Dread this year and then I would imagine that Metroid Prime trilogy is something they’ll release close to the release of Metroid Prime 4, whenever that is.

At this time, we must take all unconfirmed rumours and speculation with a pinch of salt. However, would you like to see a Metroid Prime trilogy remaster for the Nintendo Switch? Furthermore, do you think we will ever get Metroid Prime 4? Let us know across our social media channels.

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