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Nintendo Announces Metroid Prime 4: Beyond

After years of waiting, Metroid Prime 4: Beyond was finally unveiled for the Switch. It will be released in 2025.

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Here is the official reveal trailer, which features plenty of exciting gameplay moments:

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Since the new game is coming in 2025, there is a high possibility this will be a cross-gen title for Switch and its successor. Even if that’s not the case, though, the game looks incredible. It has scanning, selectable weapons, and a third-person morph ball, so it is true to the series, as well.

If you have been living under a rock, you might not be aware of Metroid Prime 4‘s troubled development. It was announced with just a logo during E3 2017. Then, crickets. It was rumored another developer was working on the game, presumably Bandai Namco. However, that changed in 2019 when it was revealed the title was being redone from scratch with the original Prime devs, Retro Studios, back on the project. We had been waiting for news ever since, with the occasional image to satiate our hunger. Thankfully, all the waiting is over, and we can start looking forward to the inevitable Metroid Prime 5 fake YouTube trailer.

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With Metroid Prime 4 on track for next year, it will pair nicely with Metroid Prime Remastered, which was released on Switch back in 2023. Can we get remasters of Metroid Prime 2 and 3 while we are at it, Nintendo? I know you were really nice and announced a ton of fun stuff during the Direct, but one more surprise would be the cherry on top of what’s looking to be a banner year for the comapny.

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Arthur Damian has been covering the video game industry for over ten years, and joined The Escapist in 2022. He is a huge fan of platformers, indies, and fighting games, and strives to cover them for The Escapist every chance he gets. Arthur received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brooklyn College in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-Chief over at That VideoGame Blog. When he isn’t writing, Arthur enjoys playing games on his Switch and PlayStation 5, and sings the praises of the greatest video game ever, Chrono Trigger, to anyone who will listen.