Metroid Prime 1 Remaster Reportedly Releasing Next Year

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A reliable Nintendo insider has indicated that a remaster of the original Metroid Prime may release at some point in 2022 on the Nintendo Switch. Although rumors and reportshave been swirling for years at this point when it comes to a remastered collection of the entire Metroid Prime trilogy, it now sounds as though Nintendo might just opt to bring back the first entry in the series for the time being.

This new report regarding a remaster of Metroid Prime comes by way of one Emily Rogers, who has had reliable information when it comes to Nintendo in the past. Recently on social media, Rogers said that she has previously heard that Nintendo is currently planning to remaster the first Metroid Prime game and release it on Switch in 2022 as a way of celebrating the game's 20th anniversary. Rogers went on to say that there's also a possibility that the full trilogy does end up coming to Switch next year, but based on what she has heard, she thinks a lone remaster of Metroid Prime on its own is more likely.

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 Rogers (@EmilyRogersBlog) September 23, 2021

Rogers has become merely the latest insider this year to tease that something involving the Metroid Prime series is happening behind the scenes at Nintendo. Earlier in the summer, reporter Jeff Grubb indicatedthat Nintendo has already finished working on remasters for all Metroid Prime titles and that it was now merely waiting until the right time to release them all. Given that next year is the 20th anniversary of the series, as Rogers mentioned, perhaps this is the window in which Nintendo has been waiting for.

If we do see Nintendo announce a Metroid Prime remaster at any point in the near future, it might happen later today. A new Nintendo Direct presentation is poised to take place this afternoon at 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT. If a new Metroid game is revealed at the event, we'll be sure to let you know here on after the Direct takes place.


So what do you think about this latest report involving Metroid Prime? Would you like to see the original game remastered for Switch, or would you prefer to see the whole trilogy make its way to the current generation platform? Share your thoughts with me either down in the comments or over on Twitter at @MooreMan12.

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