Metroid Prime Remastered announced and launched for Switch

Metroid Prime Remastered has finally been announced for the Nintendo Switch after months, years even, of rumours and speculation.

Announced during this week’s Nintendo Direct, Metroid Prime Remastered is out now. This is a remaster of the original game that was first released for the GameCube in 2002, before being ported to the Wii in 2009.

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Samus returns in Metroid Prime for the Switch

Step into the suit of Samus Aran and relive the iconic adventure. Upgrade your gear, swap your visors, and rediscover the uncharted planet of Tallon IV,” reads the description in the launch trailer.

While the Metroid Prime Remastered gameplay trailer didn’t go into great depth, it certainly looks to be an upgrade over its original releases.  However, the remastered port will have swanky 1080p visuals docked and 720p handheld. 

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The remaster will also have an updated control scheme or players can select the classic controls if they wish. You will also be able to unlock new art not initially available in the original game.

A physical release is on the way too

Metroid Prime Remastered is available to buy now digitally via the Nintendo eShop with an RRP of £34.99/$39.99 USD. You will also be able to pick up a physical copy of the game which launches on 22nd February in the US, and then on 3rd March for Europe and Japan.

Hopefully, now that the original game in the Metroid Prime series has been released for the Nintendo Switch, its two sequels will follow (hopefully). 

However, while the release of the Prime trilogy seems likely on the Nintendo Switch, fans are still waiting for news on Metroid Prime 4. Though, you’d be forgiven if you’d forgotten that game was a thing at this point.

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