A YouTuber by the name of Vetrom made this amazing Instrumental Cover of the Metroid Prime Theme. It’s stunning and deserves a listen, my words can not describe what you are about to hear. It does seem the Metroid fanbase has new life kicked into after this E3’s announcements of Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid Samus Returns, which is a amazing thing.
In an interview with Venture Beat, Nintendo of America’s corporate communications Director, CHarlie Scibetta, stated that Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon Switch are both coming in 2018. He stated that “Just as you get through a game and you’re starting to put your head up, put the periscope out to see what else is out there, hopefully we’l have something right her for you. We’ve announced a nice lineup through this year, and next year we have some big games coming with Metroid Prime 4. 2018 will be around Metroid, Kirby, Yoshi, new the Pokemon has been announced. We feel good about the lineup for this year and beyond.” I am sure there will be other announced games coming to 2018, but it’s clear Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon are the two most anticipated for the next year.
As we all know at this past E3 we got not one, but two new Metroid games. Both in the respective styles of the franchise. Classic 2D gameplay with Metroid Samus Returns. Then the first person view with the upcoming Metroid Prime 4. Metroid is a series me and other fans have been begging for a release for years, as Metroid Prime 3 came out in 2007 and Metroid Other M in 2010. Last year we did get a spin off called Metroid Prime: Federation Force, which flopped due to fans, including me boycotting it, making it clear to Nintendo what we wanted from the series.
Now it seems like we have gotten everything we wanted, a Metroid 2 remake, and the fourth title in the Prime series. But now it is up to us, Nintendo is making the game we just have to go out and buy them. Now if these games aren’t good maybe Metroid doesn’t deserve to be revived, but from what I’ve seen from Metroid Samus Returns, I highly doubt it’s going to suck. Metroid Prime 4 was in the top 5 most talked about games at E3 and all we got was a title and logo. So based on this buzz the sales of both of these titles should be high right?
Appealing to the fans of the series which are in the millions, and even a newer audience. So it’s time to go out and support this franchise, and show Nintendo what we want. They faced a similar situation with Fire Emblem back in 2013, if Awakening did not sell, that would have been the final game. Us fans and new people went out and bought it, now Nintendo considers it a core series. Let’s make the same thing happen with Metroid.
Metroid Prime 4 has been announced and I can hardly believe it. Despite no gameplay or even a year date, it’s good to know that this being made, despite being made by a new studio, since Retro is either making a new IP or another Donkey Kong. Hopefully we will see something soon on Metroid Prime 4, I am excited.