The highly anticipated fourth entry in the Metroid Prime series has seen a major setback as Nintendo confirmed in a Tweet that they have switched studios from Bandai Namco to Retro Studios, who developed the original three Prime titles.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 25, 2019
The video features Shinya Takahashi, Senior Managing Executive Officer for Nintendo, discuss that the decision was made because this fourth entry “has not reached the standards we seek in a sequel to the Metroid Prime series.”
They also stated that producer Kensuke Tanabe would “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.”
This essentially means that eager fans won’t be seeing Metroid Prime 4 for a good while yet. We will keep you updated if any other news arrives.
By HW Reynolds