Metroid Prime 2 4K

The Metroid Prime series is hugely popular among the franchise's fanbase - you probably already knew that if you chose to read this article - but the games are starting to show their age a little as technology gallops forward. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is now 15 years old (where does the time go?), with its GameCube visuals naturally looking noticeably different to today's standards.

But what would the games look like if they were given a significant resolution upgrade? Well, you can take a look for yourself thanks to this video below which sees an emulated version of the game running at 60fps in 4K. The texture upscales have been achieved by using a neural network, with the credit going to BearborgOne.

The difference is perhaps most notable at around the two-minute mark when Samus' ship crash lands and the much-prettier-than-usual scenery is revealed. You can see how it looked originally in the video below (that crash landing takes place from the 2:56 mark here).

You probably know what we're going to say next, but where on Earth has this Metroid Prime Trilogy HD collection for Switch got to? It must be happening, right? Please?

Are you as desperate as us to relive the Metroid Prime series in glorious HD? Let us know in the comments below.

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