It's one of those rumours that feels like it's been around for years because, well, it has, but Jeff Grubb of the Giant Bomb parish has once again gone on record with updated information regarding a Metroid Prime remaster — and this time there's even a release window attached.
As discussed by Grubb on his Game Mess Mornings show broadcast earlier today (thanks, Nintendo Everything), his sources tell him that the long-rumoured remaster is being lined up for the GameCube game's 20th anniversary. Yes, Metroid Prime will be two decades old on 18th November and Nintendo is supposedly looking to launch the game around that time. If you're wondering, 18th November 2022 is a Friday.
Here's exactly what Grubb had to say on the subject:
“I could say that I've been told pretty definitively that Metroid Prime Remastered is going to be one of their big holiday games. In the past this is something I've heard is in the works, they've 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. So that's happening and they need to tell us when that release date is.”
He also thinks that the remaster will feature dual analogue controls and gyro aiming to help prepare gamers for those 'new' elements in the upcoming Metroid Prime 4, which we still haven't heard about (in any official capacity) since its development was restarted nearly three-and-a-half years ago.
“They're also pretty much done it sounds like, but Nintendo being Nintendo is going to hold on to them and will likely drop them later along the road. However Nintendo decides and what order to release their games, they are going to do that, but they're going to do it separately it sounds like."
According to his sources, Grubb also thinks that while the first game is getting the "big remaster treatment", the second two entries might see more modest updates:
"And Metroid Prime 1, my understanding is that's getting the big remaster treatment, and then Metroid Prime 2 and Metroid Prime 3 are sort of getting – they'll probably get like updated controls and things like that – but they're not getting quite the same overhaul that Metroid Prime 1 is getting."
You can check out the entire discussion in the video below.
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