Metroid Prime’s Switch remaster will finally release this year, it’s claimed

Metroid Prime’s long-expected Nintendo Switch remaster will finally release at the end of this year, it’s claimed.

That’s according to journalist Jeff Grubb, who stated on a Giant Bomb show on Monday that he’d been told “pretty definitively” that the title would arrive in time for Prime’s 20th anniversary this November.

“I can say that I’ve been told pretty definitively that Metroid Prime Remastered is going to be one of their big holiday games,” Grubb said.

“In the past I’d heard something was in the works [and] they had things happening with that game. Now I’ve been told that their plans are to release that game this holiday, I think almost certainly to line up with the 20th anniversary in November.”

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According to Grubb, Nintendo will likely re-release all three Prime titles for its modern platform, but Prime 1 is the only of the three getting “the big remaster treatment”.

Metroid Prime remasters have been reportedly coming for years, with one recognised insider claiming last November that Prime 1’s remaster was already completed and ready to release.

The Metroid series is currently enjoying a small resurgence following the successful release of Metroid Dread last year.

In Japan, the game outsold the life-to-date sales of nearly every other Metroid game in the series in just its first week, and it enjoyed the best ever launch for a Metroid game in the UK.

In VGC’s Metroid Dread review, we wrote: “With a near-perfect balance of nods to the past and fresh ideas, Metroid Dread brings cinematic flair, fast-paced action and a surprising story to the side-scrolling classic. This is the comeback fans have been waiting for.”