Nintendo has practically revealed nothing about Metroid Prime 4 since it was announced at E3 2017, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we have much longer to wait until the game launches, at least according to one retailer.
SuperGamer recently listed Metroid Prime 4 on its website, and it included a release date. According to the Czech retailer, Metroid Prime 4 is scheduled to launch on November 29th, 2019.
So how likely is it that this leak is real? Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé previously stated that Metroid Prime 4 is “well in development” and that Nintendo has internal “expectations about when it is going to be released.” It’s unlikely that Nintendo has told retailers a date at this point, but it’s somewhat believable that Nintendo might have at least given them a general release window of, say, holiday 2019.
There are other reasons why November 29th might not be the actual release date. That date does fall on a Friday, which is when Nintendo generally releases new titles, but it’s specifically going to be Black Friday in the U.S.—the biggest shopping day of the year. Releasing a new, full-priced game on the day when most Americans are going to be fighting over deals might be a bold new strategy that Nintendo is considering, but that doesn’t seem likely.
What this date might tell us, however, is that Metroid Prime 4 is coming out at the end of 2019. In that case, we can probably expect Nintendo to show off gameplay at E3 2019. Sony might not be going, but Microsoft and Nintendo have confirmed that they will be at the show, and Nintendo needs a couple of major titles now that Mario, Zelda, and Smash Bros. have all debuted on the Switch. Metroid and Pokémon could fill that need.
As for who’s actually making Metroid Prime 4, previous reports have pointed to Bandai Namco Singapore, though neither the developer nor Nintendo have confirmed that.
Source: Game Rant