One of the biggest surprises of E3 2017 was the announcement of Metroid Prime 4, but all fans were treated to was the game’s logo and nothing of any actual substance. To date, we still haven’t seen anything about what the upcoming game will have to offer fans of the science-fiction franchise, but that could change very soon if a leaked release date is accurate.
Czech retailer SuperGamer has apparently leaked the release date for Metroid Prime 4, claiming that the game is launching on November 29 of this year. It’s possible that this is just a placeholder date, but the end-year placeholder date would typically be December 31. November 29 is also believable because Nintendo has a tendency to release its big games on Fridays instead of Tuesdays, the industry norm, and November 29 happens to fall on a Friday.
So if the placeholder date is true, then fans should be able to expect a Metroid Prime 4 gameplay reveal at E3 2019 at the latest. However, while the November 29 date does seem believable, it’s far from an official confirmation, and fans should take it with a grain of salt until Nintendo offers some official details on the game.
After all, we haven’t seen anything of Metroid Prime 4 except the logo shown during its announcement, so it’s hard to gauge how the game’s development is progressing. We don’t even know who’s actually developing the game, though some reports have indicated that Bandai Namco is spearheading the project, with Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe serving as producer.
We know that Metroid Prime 4 is in active development for the Switch, but that is really all we know about the game at this point. It skipped E3 2018, and even though there were rumors that it would show up at The Game Awards 2018, that never came to pass either. Considering this, it seems like fans are due for an update.
Whether or not that update comes later this year followed by a November 29 release is still up in the air, but Metroid Prime 4 fans will want to be sure to tune into any upcoming Nintendo Direct presentations just to be safe.
Metroid Prime 4 is in development for the Nintendo Switch.