If there's one series that almost always has us desperate for more, it's Metroid. It's (potentially) lucky then, that the latest rumours suggest a whole lot of Metroid love is headed our way.
Self-professed gaming leak group, LeakyPandy, has shared an update to social media which talks of Nintendo's supposed plans for the Metroid series. In the message, LeakyPandy says that the gaming giant is planning to release two new games "in the next two fiscal years respectively": the elusive Metroid Prime Trilogy HD that has been rumoured for a while now, and a Super Metroid remake that "mimics Samus Returns in style and scope". These would supposedly be in addition to the confirmed development of Metroid Prime 4.
LeakyPandy has a somewhat leaky record when it comes to getting things correct, with a number of Nintendo Direct predictions turning out to be accurate and numerous other claims being significantly less so. We'll let you decide whether or not you place any trust in this latest rumour, but the HD trilogy claim, at least, does sound plausible.
Earlier this year, senior journalist Imran Khan noted that Metroid Prime Trilogy HD was supposed to be announced around the time of the 2018 Game Awards, suggesting that the Metroid Prime 4 reboot was to blame for its sudden disappearance. Between that and the store listings which appeared last year, it's certainly hard to write it off.
Would you like to see the two Metroid games discussed above hit store shelves? Do you think this rumour is likely to happen, or one for the ignore pile? Share your thoughts with us below.
[source twitter.com, via videogameschronicle.com]
We don't. Can't even recall at least one time when LeakyPandy were right.
I’ll believe it when I see it at this point. I gave up hope for Metroid Prime Trilogy HD long ago, but if these rumors are true I would be very happy!
A remake of Super Metroid would be superb but I wouldn't mind a remake of Zero Misson since I've never played it. Fusion is another classic but it's far too short.
We know Metroid Prime 4 is coming, Metroid Trilogy makes total sense and a new/remake 2D Metroid would not surprise anybody. Not so much a "leak" as a pretty obvious thing to guess.
Still hope it's all true mind.
I can actually see Nintendo remaking Super Metroid. They had great success with Link's Awakening so it's likely that they would do more remakes of their older games.
Id buy everything metroid including Federation Force Deluxe.
I wonder if Nintendo is not doing much with Metroid because it doesn’t fit their family friendly image.
They are probably doing something with it, but if they release it it’s another thing.
Super Metroid doesn't need a remake. Why mess with perfection? Return of samus desperately needed one so that was completely justified. As for Prime trilogy HD, yeah i heard that rumor back in the Wii U days and all we got was a straight digital wii port.
Who cares about anything else? Just bring on Prime 4!
I love Metroid but I don’t care anymore. Hyping Metroid is a waste of time. If these titles get released, I will check them out.
I’d like to see a port of Samus returns.
Damn that would be incredible. The only thing about Super Metroid that isn't perfect are the badly-aged controls.
Let's just hope that, if true, any Super Metroid Remake runs at a completely locked 60fps, it would be pretty embarrassing for the game to dip to 30fps for a few moments after entering a room for no visually apparent reason.....
@OorWullie Metroid 2 is even shorter than Fusion and still it received a remake... So...
Seems plausible given the reception Samus Returns got. And Nintendo have a history of keeping series running with parallel 2D and 3D titles. Remember Fusion and Zero Mission were both vaguely synchronised with Prime 1 and 2...
If the HD Prime trilogy exists and is taking this long to come out it gives me hope they are really going to make it look nice and put some major quality of life improvements in.
Those three games are the remasters of Metrod Prime 1, 2, and 3, obviously.
I would still like Metroid Prime Trilogy HD, but they can leave Super Metroid well alone. I think Super Metroid is perfect as is, and I would be concerned that it would not be as fun to play in a remake if it is like Samus Returns (walljumping and sequence breaking is fun as heck in Super Metroid).
Metroid Prime 4 we already know about so not much to say there.
Metroid Prime Trilogy on Switch feels like the Metroid equivalent of Mother 3 at this point.
@Nomad Actually, they've already done it twice with Metroid games too. First with Zero Mission and then with Samus Returns.
There's plenty of room to improve Super Metroid.
I’m looking at you Federation Force 2 and Other M 2.. actually those might be cool if they made the necessary improvements.
@Syndrome and both were pretty good remakes too. A Super Metroid remake would look amazing on Switch.
Just give me only METROID PRIME 4!!!
My beloved game series METROID PRIME.
I dont want 3 METROID games. Only prime 4.
BUT... IF I SAID IF Nintendo has more Metroid games...
I will always play only Nintendo and nothing else!!!
m praying that one of those is Samus Returns from the 3DS. I stopped playing and could never get back into it once switch dropped
The others most likely being MP Trilogy and MP4 of course
I not long bought Prime Trilogy on Wii U because I got it on discount, so will probably pass on it, anyway. Woukd have preferred the Wii disc but it's so expensive. They have the discount code in the My Nintendo rewards programme, so it would be odd to release it just after the discount promo ends.
Given the popularity of links awakening a remake in similar vein of Super Metroid does sound plausible. With any luck the developers of links awakening are busy on a port of minish cap
I can’t remember who else said it, but there was someone other than Imran Khan who said that Metroid Prime Trilogy for Switch is basically done, Nintendo is just waiting to release it until Metroid Prime 4 is closer to release. I don’t know if that’s true, but it makes sense. As for a Super Metroid remake, again, I can’t remember where I heard it, but I have heard other people say that Nintendo has multiple Metroid projects in the works. I’ve never heard of LeakyPandy, but they are certainly not the only ones saying stuff like this. Here’s hoping it’s true. I could certainly go for more Metroid.
Not at all 100% on the source... but porting the trilogy to HD and reusing the excellent game engine from SR wouldn't be a heavy lift and would keep Metroid top of mind during IV's development.
@Zeldafan79 Disagree, it needs a remake. Why? Because I for one never played it and refuse to use an emulator to do so. Would love to play it on Switch. Also the obvious, this will allow hundreds of thousands if not millions to play this highly acclaimed game for the first time.
If they are going to remaster Super Metroid, they better include a randomizer in it. That would provide a definitive version, and would probably be about the only thing that can improve upon the game (assuming they leave the original bugs/exploits in).
Plot twist; It’s Metroid Pinball 99
@Zeldafan79 I wouldn't say that Super NEEDS a remake like 2 did, but there are definitely a few things that could be improved. I think the jumping physics are one of them. (Not that the game's not amazing though.)
Nintendo Life's a leaker! Oooooo I'm tellingggggg! That's two articles now. One more and you shall go to the dungeons.
Please don't remake Super Metroid. That game is perfect as-is. How about a brand new 2D Metroid instead? Preferably one just as open as SM, with a lot of fresh new powerups instead of or in addition to the usual ones.
A Super Metroid remake doesn't make any sense to me. That's like remaking Super Mario World. Then again, Nintendo likes to give us this type of stuff when waiting for the next major entry in the series, e.g. Wind Waker HD (though I know it's not a remake).
@lnrts99 You can already play Super Metroid on the Switch, you just need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription like the other 1st party NES and SNES games.
Well metroid Prime 4 won't release until the switch pro does and we aren't goign to see either of those until 2021. I would like to think they have some new 2D games in the over or an HD port of Samus returns. If the three games are the Metroid prime trilogy i will be disappointed. Great games but i have them on two systems already.
@Zeldafan79 Zero mission was a remake of metroid 1, and it exceeded it in almost every way. As long as it's done right
It’s going to be a remake of Federation Force, a remake of Prime Pinball, and a 2d demake of Hunters.
@Grumblevolcano Unfortunately don't have Nintendo Switch Online. Glad Super Metroid is there for new players and old. Unless switch online is appealing to me doubt I will be a subscriber. Will see what Nintendo adds next year to attract persons like myself. Having said that I still prefer to purchase and own my games and would really appreciate a Super Metroid remake.
@Rohanrocks88 they do want money, that’s why they don’t make Metroid games, it’s a waste of money
@Zeldafan79 you’re absolutely right. Even Sakamoto said that there’s no need on remaking Super Metroid, it’s as good as it can get. I have zero expectations for Metroid Prime 4, but I’ll get it anyways, when it releases 2022
@Savino didn’t have a 3ds to play it. I’d like to without having to buy the system.
Soooooo hoping for the prime trilogy jump to switch. Although I do love those games, I’m definitely in the side-scroller camp or even a hybrid 2d/first person like Other M. Yeah, I absolutely loved the style and gameplay in Other M. (Minus the gender crap, that is. But I really think people looked too much into that in Other M anyway...)
@Edu23XWiiU maybe if Nintendo did something bombastic with the series and actually attempt to market it like they do like Smash, Mario games, Zelda and Pokémon it would actually do better.
I love Metroid games, but Nintendo’s innovation of the series has been totally lacking. Federation Force should have been some big AAA FPS console game from a western dev, and Other M needed more producer oversight to reign in Sakamoto’s egotistical design choices. I love the idea of remakes, but again, you’re not setting the world on fire by having them.
Maybe they should just hand the series over to a western dev and cut out Tanabe, or even ask FromSoftware to take a crack at it. After so many failures as Tanabe had, most companies would have cut the fat a long time ago.
Please, observe my avatar.
Now, remember that every Metroid game is at least very good (including Other M, in my opinion).
Then realise that Metroid Prime is, with Super Metroid, two of the best videogames ever created.
Finally, be comforted by the fact that those games will always be with us.
NOW SCREAM FOR ME NINTENDO LIFE!
(Sorry, got carried away).
Nintendo is leaning pretty hard into these remake/remasters
I'd say it's a safe bet that they would want to re-release the Prime trilogy shortly before or after Prime 4. For the context, the franchise awareness, the buzz, and the money.
And then, remaking Super Metroid? The very best game in the franchise? A game new devs have used as a template for over a decade? After they already remade the first two Metroid games for past handhelds? All seems like a complete nobrainer, if a franchise revival is what they desire.
I'm ready to believe that these are "in the works". Whether they will ever actually be announced and released are different matters. Nintendo try out a lot of thing internally that we don't get to see on shelves.
I just personally hope they'll go without the 4 in Prime 4. I could do without more phazon and Dark Samus.
I'd be down for more 2D Metroid. Still have to get back to Samus Returns.
On another note, I had an interesting dream about a new Metroid game where Ridley was the player character and combat was turn-based, as in an RPG. I'd be all for a Metroidvania game in that style, especially if it intertwined the traditional upgrades with new moves for battle.
@Rohanrocks88 They do, and they are making plenty. Metroid has never been their biggest selling franchise, even though it has influenced more big indie games than any other game.
Of course, they'll arrive somewhere in 2024.
Out of all 'leakers' there have ever been and will ever be, LeakyPandy has proven to be the most untrustworthy of all. At least trolls on 4chan don't present themselves with such self-importance.
There is absolutely no need to remake Super Metroid, as is It's one of the best games of all time, remaking it in 3d like Samus Returns will not make it a better game.
I'd rather to see a "new" 2d Metroid (Metroid 5) with a beautiful pixel art!
I will buy almost anything with Metroid written on it.
I think he's making things up, but he's also probably right. Prime Trilogy + 4 + a 2D game from MercurySteam seems rather likely to all exist as projects right now.
@lnrts99 You can play Super Metroid on the switch with an online subscription.
We want Metroid dread x x x nah don’t mess with super it is perfect as is x x x
Metroid Prime Trilogy is an absolute must with optional gyro-aiming/motion intact from the Wii version. HD rumble would of course make the experience all the more immersive as well.
Another multi-pack would also be great. Maybe Other M/Samus Returns HD?
Either way, I imagine that the three titles are the Trilogy, Prime 4 obviously, and a smaller scale game (like Let's Go is to Pokémon and Link's Awakening is to Zelda).
I am sick of these Metroid rumors, they don’t even sell that well.. Why isn’t there a rumor about three Donkey Kong Country games? A 2D, a 3D and a HD port of Returns.
I do like the less popular Metroid games. I loved Other M and Federation Force would have been good if I could find people to play it with me in real life or online. Perhaps Federation Force could get more of a following if it was released on Switch?
@NESlover85 Yeah, don't have switch online though.
This wouldn't be surprising at all.
1 x 2D Metroid (Samus Returns HD, Super Metroid Remake, or a brand new one) (not unlikely given Samus Returns did well)
1 x Metroid Prime 4 (already announced)
1 x Metroid Prime Trilogy (pretty much a given since launching MP4 on a console without it would be idiotic).
A 2D Metroid is the most unlikely there but still far from unlikely. It could also be replaced by some sort of spinoff.
3 Metroid games by the end of the Switch's lifespan seems like a conservative guess.
sounds too good to be true
Ya'know. I don't think we will get an announcement maybe for years, if at all, take Mother 3 for example, we've been going about this one for many years, and unfortunately, that's not their problem anymore. So I can see Metroid making a comeback someday? Maybe Mother 3 happening? Only time will tell
It's a pretty believable rumour - honestly if Nintendo aren't planning a Prime Trilogy remaster before Prime 4 then they need their heads examined. The 2D one makes sense too and I'd love a rerelease of Samus Returns as well as I never bought a 3DS.
the prime trilogy for switch is alrdy finished in development just nintendo is holding it back till the right time they announce a release date for it wen we get closer to prime 4 officially reveal with gameplay.
@antonio2244 you must of not been around wen they revealed prime 4 was in development and handed it back to retro and which got the entire gaming community excited for it.
I'm not getting excited until Nintendo confirms either of these, especially since they're easy "leaks" to make if you just want attention, which, let's not kid ourselves, is the only reason leaks happen, real or fake. Metroid Prime Trilogy HD has been rumored for over a year now, and Super Metroid is the obvious next in line game to get a remake. I wouldn't mind a SM remake, though all I really want added to the gameplay is the Power Grip, and the sonar ability from Samus Returns to replace the slow X-ray Visor.
Just give me samus returns switch edition asap
I really want the metroid prime trilogy and hopefully find a way to play some of those without a wii mote finally. Also I really think they shouldn't be touching Super Metroid I think it's great as it is and you could probably do other games instead.
I’m simply not trusting this ‘leak’ considering we were in this situation last year with rumors about “Metroid Prime Trilogy HD” showing up at the GAME Awards, again LAST YEAR.
A Super Metroid remake would be nice but I don't think we need one yet or at all as Super Metroid is already perfect the way it is and is currently playable on 3DS VC, Wii U VC, the Super NES Classic Edition, and Super NES NSO. A remake of Metroid Fusion or Metroid Prime Hunters would be awesome though as both were never re-released since their original launch on GBA and Nintendo DS. Hopefully the Metroid Prime Trilogy HD happen this year, it was a mistake to held it back last year but I could kinda understand Nintendo on that one.
Metroid Prime Trilogy HD & MP4 would be day-1 purchases for me. A Super Metroid Remake would be too but I don't think I need this game yet...unless MP4 is still years away lol.
I will say this though; once MP4 finally gets released, I really want to see footage, interviews & screenshots of the original scrapped concept of MP4. I hope Nintendolife can pull back the curtain on the original production of the game. Maybe even learn why it was scrapped by Nintendo in the first place.
Super Metroid does not need a remake and I certainly don’t trust Mercury Steam to do it. Samus Returns is a decent enough game, but it’s not even close to the greatness of Super Metroid.
Just make a new 2.5D Metroid.
I call Fake News
Can you guys PLEASE stop reporting on leaks? I hate it when I get spoiled because its "news"
Yes to everything.
Just played through Super Metroid again. It's such a great game, and while Samus Returns is a fine game, it plays much worse than Super Metroid. If they have the skills to do a remake that feels better than the original, I really hope they would go for a Metroid 5 instead.
Please bring Samus Returns to switch and lots of others & Metroid Other M. They would all be great in the run up to Metroid Switch.
Well there's Metroid Prime 4, the trilogy was likely finished a while ago so that just leaves one more. Knowing Nintendo it'll be another Federation Force 😆
Whether it being a 2D Metroid remake, a Prime Trilogy HD and/or a new 2D Metroid game, give it to me. Also, please don't forget about the DK franchise Nintendo. They are two of my four favorite Nintendo franchises.
Return of Samus for Switch too, please!
I’d love any of this. Metroid games are great but they don’t get a whole lot of attention from Nintendo for some reason. Metroid is like the bo Jackson of video games, it’s just as good in 2d or 3D like bo was from football to baseball. Samus is as versatile as they come. I’d love Samus Returns since I never played it but so many others have. Super Metroid makes more sense.
I would love for little more if these rumours are true!
Hopefully these rumours are true, but I wont hold my breath.
I would love a Prime trilogy remaster, but after it was rumoured last time and then didn't materialise I'm not holding my breath until it's actually announced.
@LUIGITORNADO they do always promote heavenly the Metroid games, Other M has the best commercial ever, and it aired on ESPN. Federation Force was an effort of introducing the series to a new audience, one that actually buys the games. A western studio is already making Metroid, Retro Studios made a great job with the first MP. But the sequels were just more of the same. I still haven’t played Samus Returns, so the last good game of the franchise for me is Other M. Despite it’s flaws, it’s pretty original, and it looks better than MP 3
> Metroid Prime 4 is confirmed
> Metroid Prime Trilogy HD has been teased since early 2018
> 2D Metroid has been teased by the end of Samus Returns
Doesnt matter what it is, just gimme some metroid!
I would love to see them re-release the prime games in HD but I don’t see it happening Nintendo really doesn’t care about Metroid. I’m honestly surprised that we are even getting Metroid Prime 4 instead of Federation Force 2 or nothin at all.
Not really. At least, not half of it. Super Metroid is already on the Switch via the Nintendo Online membership. The first two Metroid games needed to be remade in the essence of Zero Mission and Samus Returns because they were very unpolished, and archaic by design from the perspective of the modern gamer. Super Metroid holds up, even after a quarter of a century later, because it refined the formula for 2D-Metroid games, and the franchise as a whole.
The MPT makes a higher degree of sense and is a lot more feasible than remaking a game that's already readily-available on the same system. The rumors have spread for a while, now, though I still hold the believe that it's inevitable. There's really no reason why Nintendo wouldn't want to follow through with this. The only issue is that Corruption is built on motion controls (mainly pointer controls, which the Switch has, albeit a bit different as they are). Gyro-aiming can help mitigate said issue. It's not the same thing, but it's still within the category of motion controls. There's many, many reasons why a Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Switch is obvious, but it's better to look at all this with a skeptical lens. These are all just rumors, after all. And I don't care who leaked this; it doesn't matter how "effective" leakers are in predictions. Correlation is not causation. Don't expect too much from Nintendo, Metroid fans.
@GrandScribe I don't buy into the notion that Nintendo doesn't care about one of their flagship IPs. Nintendo might not care for Metroid as much as they do with Mario or Zelda, because of Metroid's niche appeal compared to the other two franchises' more popular attraction, but they cared enough to reboot Metroid Prime 4 and give the development rights to the company that gave birth to the Prime series to begin with. That's more than what most video game companies can say.
Imagine seeing the name LeakyPandy and not immediately writing this off as fake.
They have no credibility, and never have had any.
Here we go again with the Metroid rumors, after last year I am waiting for something concrete to be announced before getting even a little bit excited about anything. Super Metroid doesn't even need a remake in my opinion, it is already perfect as it is.
I want a Metroid Prime collection, not just the trilogy, remake Hunters and Federation Force.
Surely someone at Nintendo has seen the sales figures for "indie" "metroidvanias" on the Switch platform. Of course there will be a Super Metroid style game coming down the pike. Everyone loves to print free money.
If it's not Prime 4, 5 and six developed by Prime Studios for Prime games, then Metroid is dead.
Ending the year the same way we started it then, I see... rumours of Metroid games.
Of course the only facts regarding Metroid are that we lost any hope of playing MP4 anytime soon, and it's now in development by a studio that have produced zero output for 5 years and 9 months - and counting.
Two brand new metroid games WOW. I can't wait😁
They will be released leading up to the release of Metroid prime four. First will be super Metroid then the trilogy but may be released as seperates games( which I'm fine with) then Metroid prime 4 about 6 months to a year later.
That's my guess.
They might just be holding onto MP Trilogy HD to help round out next year's fiscal release calendar and to have it be a better stop gap until MP4 is ready to launch maybe in 2021. A lot of this does make sense, but I think a Samus Returns port from 3DS to Switch makes a lot of sense too. Many people missed out on that one because it definitely released in the dying days of the handheld to say the lead.
The bigger question is why is an ex-cricketer legend, and now Pakistani Prime Minister, doing Nintendo journalism on the side?
@OorWullie I would prefer to see Fusion and Zero Mission put on Nintendo Switch Online (along with other GBA titles). The Switch in handheld mode is already a giant GBA.
@ParasolStars A nice part of the Samus Returns remake are the excellent 3D visuals. I would still recommend it to 3DS owners.
If it came to Switch, I wouldn’t buy it again. But like you said, it would be available to those that missed it. And they shouldn’t charge $60 for it (I’m looking at you Link’s Awakening).
Ordinarily, I put any of these kind of leaks in the trash where they belong.
This time, I'm on board, for a few reasons:
That said, MercurySteam seems to be pretty busy supporting its ongoing free-to-play hero shooter Spacelords. I don't know if they're big enough to handle that while also taking on something of the size and scope of a Super Metroid remake. Of course, Nintendo could ask any studio to do that, but MercurySteam makes the most sense.
At any rate, I'm filing these rumors under "Plausible, and hopefully, but not getting my hopes up."
All I've wanted since 2002 is Metroid 5.
They better have!
I sold my Switch since there was nothing I wanted to play until Mario Kart 9 😅
But if they make a well-reviewed 2D Metroid, that will make me rebuy the Switch earlier.
A HD remake of practically any 2D Metroid would be welcome in my book.
@OorWullie You want a remake of a remake? 😕 Or do you just mean a port of Zero Mission? Because Zero Mission is a remake of Metroid.
Anywho I don't believe the rumors.
@Nomad Super Metroid does not need a remake.
@TYRANACLES Hmm. That's an interesting analogy.
I rather an Other M remaster. What a game!
@Tempestryke i never said it needed one. I said I could see Nintendo making one and if they did then it would probably look amazing on Switch.
@sixrings too right..!
fake rumours don't believe this garbage
Fake or not, this is sensible for the most part. I'm a little hesitant at remaking Super Metroid, but the Metroid Zero Mission remake of the original was pretty great, so it's possible and just who am I kidding...
Remake everything!, make new 2D and 3D games!. Port the Prime Trilogy, yes, but also Samus Returns and even **gasp** Federation Force to the Switch. Anything and everything. It has been too long.
Franchises need a strategy to keep them in the spotlight now with so much competition for entertainment and Samus Aran is all but forgotten by modern gamers. The franchise needs a new shepherd, a bigger strategy, and a budget.
Assuming that Mercury steam is doing a Super Metroid remake, I hope it looks better then Samus returns and has more new bosses. Diggernaut was a new boss in Samus returns, and it was one of the best Metroid bosses.
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