E3 2017: Reggie Fils-Aime Explains Early Reveal of Metroid Prime 4

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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Metroid Prime 4

Without a doubt the biggest surprise of Nintendo’s E3 Spotlight was the reveal of Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch. While details are scarce fans were not only ecstatic to see return of the series on consoles, but also relieved the series had not been permanently shelved. Needless to say, most everyone is happy, but some were curious why Nintendo revealed the project relatively early, since more recent game reveals from the company are usually accompanied with gameplay. IGN asked Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime about the current state of events.

For certain games, games that will be in development for, let’s call it a decent amount of time, like Metroid Prime 4 — also, given that it’s a franchise that we know people have been very eager to get some news — that’s when, fine, we’ll share it. We’ll share it early. Others, we want to hold closer in and reveal it when the gameplay is going to be available. It literally is game by game, title by title, how we make that decision.

It’s not surprising given the unbelievably negative reaction to the spin-off title Metroid Prime: Federation Force. With the announcement of both this upcoming Switch title, Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS and brand new Metroid and Samus amiibo, the series is back in a much more positive spotlight.

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