The first entry of the Metroid Prime franchise has finally found it’s way to the Nintendo Switch platform; something in which many of us knew was coming at some point for at least a few years now, but have never exactly been sure when. Revealed during Nintendo’s February Direct, Metroid Prime received the remaster treatment rather than being a simple port of say, the GameCube, or the Wii’s Trilogy version. But at the same time, this all begs the question, why didn’t we get the other two games? Why not a remaster of the trilogy? Will we even be receiving ports of the other two games?
While it’s all more up-in-the-air now than it probably has ever been in the past, it’s worth noting that strong rumors for some time now have always pointed to the Switch receiving all three games in some sort of Trilogy format. And while it’s hard for me to believe Nintendo would ever release an entire remastered trilogy for the price of $59.99 or even $69.99, I think there is a good chance they will end up releasing the remaining two entries, remastered, and individually with their own respective prices – and perhaps a complete bundle sometime down the line.
Of course, there is the chance that the constant rumors surrounding the Prime trilogy coming to Switch have no merit, and this has been Nintendo’s plan all along; but personally I choose to believe that Nintendo may be saving the other two titles for Quarter 3 and 4 releases, with perhaps some sort of new information regarding Prime 4 arriving at years end. Either way, Metroid fans are definitely have some things to keep themselves busy, with both the Prime remaster as well as Metroid Fusion soon to be arriving on GBA via Nintendo Switch Online – I suppose it’s a good time to be a Metroid fan….for once.