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E3 2017: Metroid Prime 4 Announced For Nintendo Switch

Metroid is back.


Perhaps the biggest surprise Nintendo had in store for its E3 press conference came sandwiched right in the middle, when it announced Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch. Tihs will be the first major game in the Prime series in at least 10 years when it's eventually released. The last installment, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, was released for the Wii in August 2007.

No release date or gameplay was shown during the Nintendo Spotlight presentation. The reveal amounted to simply a title screen and the words: "Metroid Prime 4 - Now in development for Nintendo Switch." Eurogamer learned at a separate E3 event that series developer Retro Studios is not handling development of the game.

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Nintendo's conference was short, but it was packed full of announcements. The company confirmed that Rocket League is coming to Switch toward the end of 2017. In addition, it revealed a new Kirby game and a new Yoshi game alongside new Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC. Finally, it showed off some of the wacky mechanics in Super Mario Odyssey. Its post-conference livestream also revealed that a Metroid 2 remake is coming to 3DS.

To catch up on everything that was announced during the Nintendo Spotlight presentation, you can check out this roundup of all the Nintendo announcements. And keep an eye on our hub for more news, videos, and impressions from E3 2017.

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