With almost five years since its publication Metroid Prime 4 and absolutely no meaningful details were shared as understandably Metroid fans were desperate for something, whatever, from Nintendo or developer Retro Studios about the upcoming game.
So it’s no surprise that they grabbed a Twitter banner update as some sort of sign that the news could be imminent. A day ago, Retro Studios updated its Twitter banner to:
Aside from the obvious observation that the figure standing in the middle is Samus, there’s not much more to be gained from this image. It appears (from the lines at the bottom) to be a view through some visor, but there’s no way to tell from whose perspective it could be. Is this really concept art for Metroid Prime 4? Definitely can be! But we don’t know for sure.
Luckily, most fans seem pretty calm about what’s going on here and are just thrilled to receive anything, even the tiniest, of the Metroid update. Threads on the Metroid subreddit and various tweets about the banner include some attempts at lighting and environment analysis, but overall, most are happy to see something that proves Metroid Prime 4 is still there. growing somewhere.
But there is also some degree of skepticism. After all, since Announcement 2017 (literally just a title card), the only news we received about Metroid Prime 4 was reports that the game is in development. full reboot in 2019with development transferred from Bandai Namco to the original Metroid Prime developer Retro.
The skepticism has recently been fueled by a Retro Studios job postings for a tools engineer and a technology engineer last month, with some taking it as a sign that the game is still a long way off – although there’s no real reason to doubt the job posting. is to indicate a timeline in one way or another.
Screenshot Metroid Dread
Despite that, some fans are disappointed that after 5 years, the only taste they’ve gotten from Metroid Prime 4 is a Twitter banner that may or may not be tied to the game they’re playing. really want. But so far, much more glad there’s any reason to think about Metroid Prime 4 again, especially after the well-received Metroid Dread 2D (covered by us). As for whether this means actual news of Metroid Prime is imminent, it’s probably safest not to get your hopes up.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.
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