With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dominating much of the Nintendo Direct at E3 2018, there wasn't much room for any other big first-party announcements, but there's one game you definitely won't be hearing from over the next few days - Metroid Prime 4.

In a recent interview with Game Informer, senior product marketing manager for Nintendo America Bill Trinen and localisation manager Nate Bihldorff confirmed that while the game is deep in development, it's not going to be showcasing its wares just yet.

"Last year was the first year for Switch at E3, so we took a bit of a departure from our usual approach to E3, which is to focus on more near-term stuff. Last year, because it was the first year for the hardware, we looked at things that were maybe a little further out. This year, you can see pretty clearly, we’re back to focusing on the near-term. We’ll have more to share with Metroid Prime 4 when we have something we think is going to wow people."

So no Metroid Prime 4 for us anytime soon. Did Nintendo announce the game too soon, or is this to be expected for such a prestigious title? Share your take with the rest of the community below...

[via gameinformer.com]