We know that the Metroid Prime 4 project came to a standstill at the end of last year and the development was completely restarted, with the support of Retro Studios, in January 2019. But many have wondered why nothing was shown at E3 in Los Angeles, not even a very short teaser or a new logo.
The situation is explained by Yoshihito Ikebata, currently working on both Metroid Prime 4 and Luigi’s Mansion 3 as a consultant to the Next Level Games team. The producer points out that in his opinion this year Nintendo has decided to give space to three titles: Luigi’s Mansion 3, Animal Crossing New Horizons and Pokemon Spada and Scudo, to talk about Metroid Prime 4 could, therefore, have diverted attention from the games mentioned.
At the moment, in any case, it seems that there is no substantial news on Metroid Prime 4, Ikebata says he is convinced that ” as soon as there is something to show, we will do it, without too much delay “. Difficult to say when Metroid Prime 4 comes out, with development spreading by just a few months, it is unlikely that the game will see the light in 2020.