Nintendo reboots Metroid Prime 4 with the series’ original creators

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Nintendo have regrettably rebooted Metroid Prime 4 with the series' original creators, Retro Studios.

Nintendo has announced that Metroid Prime 4 has been taken back to the drawing board, and that series creator Retro Studios will now help out with the project. This comes as shocking news as earlier in the month a Czech online retailer listed Metroid Prime 4 for a November 29 release this year.

Senior managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi says in the update that development wasn’t progressing to a satisfactory level, so – to meet Nintendo’s motives of always striving for the highest quality – they made the difficult decision of re-examining and changing the production process. Metroid Prime 4’s producer Kensuke Tanabe will now “work in trust and collaboration with the studio that developed the original Metroid Prime series, Retro Studios in the United states, and restart development from the beginning.”

With Nintendo starting all over again, it’s unsurprising that Takahashi says it’ll be a while before we hear anything more on Metroid Prime 4 - the long-awaited sequel most definitely won’t be out until beyond 2021.

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