Metroid Prime 4 Isn’t At The E3 2018 Because Nintendo Isn’t Ready To Show It Yet


Last year, Nintendo revealed that Metroid Prime 4 is in development for Nintendo Switch. Many expected to learn more about the game at this year's E3, but the game will not be shown, as Nintendo is not yet ready to show the game.

Speaking with Game Informer, Nintendo America's Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff revealed that Metroid Prime 4 isn't being shown at this year's E3 as the company only shows things when they think they are ready. Last year was different, as Nintendo Switch was new hardware and they wanted to show things that were still far from release.

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Is there anything you can say about Metroid Prime 4? Is there a reason it wasn’t at the show this year?

Trinen: It’s still in development.

Bihldorff: But yeah, we’re not featuring it at E3 this year.

Trinen: I think the main thing is, as people have probably realized by now – we show things when we think we’re ready to show them. And when we think we’re ready to show Metroid Prime, we’ll show Metroid Prime.

More than a logo?

Bill: [Laughs] 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.

Metroid Prima 4 is now in development for Nintendo Switch.