A Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster has apparently been in the pipeline for some time now. The release of Metroid Prime Remastered may have changed things though, so here’s everything we know about the proposed Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster on Nintendo Switch.
The original Metroid Prime Trilogy was a series of first-person shooters set in the Metroid universe that was released on the Nintendo GameCube and Wii – with a spin-off, Metroid Prime Hunters, also landing on the Nintendo DS.
Die-hard fans have been craving a HD remaster of all three games since the days of the Wii U, but Nintendo has kept quiet on the matter for many years now.
Rumors and speculation have intensified over time, and with Nintendo re-releasing plenty of GameCube, Wii, and WiiU classics on the Nintendo Switch, the possibility of a Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster is stronger than ever.
For everything concerning a Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster, as well as any evidence that suggests the titles are being developed, we’ve put together a complete hub to help you out.
- Does the Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster have a release date?
- Metroid Prime Remastered for Nintendo Switch
- Are Metroid Prime 2 or 3 getting a remaster?
Does the Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster have a release date?
Nintendo is yet to formally announce a Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster, or even acknowledge the possibility of a complete package remastering of all three games.
However, plans may have changed regarding the status of a Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster as the first game has received the remaster treatment.
Metroid Prime Remastered for Nintendo Switch
During the Nintendo Direct event on February 8, 2023, the company dropped a bombshell by not only announcing that Metroid Prime Remastered was coming, but it was also released on that very same day.
Industry insider Emily Rogers, who has a reliable track record when it comes to Nintendo leaks, had revealed on Twitter a few months prior that she believed the first Metroid Prime remaster was already complete.
Emily said, “I’m pretty confident Metroid Prime 1 wrapped up development over the summer,” Rogers said, “I hope we still see the entire trilogy on Switch. But Prime 1 is clearly finished.”
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Are Metroid Prime 2 or 3 getting a remaster?
Following on from the Metroid Prime Remastered title, Emily has also said that the first Metroid Prime remaster will be the first of three individual remakes moving forward – suggesting that there will be a Metroid Prime 2 and Metroid Prime 3 remaster.
She previously tweeted: “Last I heard, Nintendo was busy working on Metroid Prime 1 to celebrate the game’s 20th anniversary in 2022. I’m not sure if we’re getting a ‘trilogy’ or just a re-release of the first game. I’m leaning toward the latter, but I hope we get the former.”
RE: Prime Trilogy
Last I heard, Nintendo was busy working on Metroid Prime 1 to celebrate the game's 20th anniversary in 2022.
I'm not sure if we're getting a 'trilogy' or just a re-release of the first game. I'm leaning toward the latter, but I hope we get the former.
— Emily (@EmilyRogersBlog) September 23, 2021
Jeff Grubb, a renowned industry insider, also supported Roger’s view as he claimed that Nintendo “has been working on this for years” and that “everyone (including him) just assumed it was the Trilogy. Emily Rogers mentioned this, and I went back to look into it, and I think she’s right.”
It remains to be seen how long Nintendo will give it before presumably announcing and releasing Metroid Prime 2 Remastered. If this is an eventuality, then logic would suggest that Metroid Prime 3 Remastered would then be a lock.
Once all three games are released, only then might Nintendo opt to bundle all three together into one handy Metroid Prime Trilogy package.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster information becomes available.
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