In a group interview with press outlets, Nintendo's Bill Trinen revealed that developer Retro Studios will not be working on the upcoming Metroid Prime 4, stating that instead the title is being developed by a “talented new development team" with the series' longtime series producer Kensuke Tanabe involved with the project as well.
Little else was revealed about the game during the disclosure, though this does beg the question: what has Retro been working on all this time?
The last entry in the franchise was Metroid Prime: Federation Force, the brainchild of Tanabe that was met with harsh criticism from both gaming media and fans alike. In other Metroid news today, a Metroid II remake titled Metroid:Samus Returns was announced and is set to arrive later this year.
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