Reggie Fils-Aime: Metroid Prime 4 is 'Well in Development' - VGChartz
Reggie Fils-Aime: Metroid Prime 4 is 'Well in Development'

Reggie Fils-Aime: Metroid Prime 4 is 'Well in Development' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2018 / 1,524 Views

Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime in an interview with Mashable discussed Metroid Prime 4. While the company is not ready to announce a release date, he did say development is coming along. 

"Internally, we have expectations about when [Metroid Prime 4] is going to be released," said Fils-Aime. "We haven’t announced it, but yeah, the game is well in development."

"Typically six months to maybe a year out is what we like to do, but there are times for strategic reasons that we believe it's important to message that a game is coming," he said about when to announce a release date for a game. 

"We did that years and years ago with Zelda. We were messaging a new Zelda experience back during the days of the Wii U... It really depends on the game, it depends on the type of development that it's going through, and it depends on how we feel the consumer is going to respond to the particular message."

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Harkins1721 (on 15 November 2018)

Its okay. Take your time with the game.

teamsilent13 (on 16 November 2018)

I really want them to take their time and hopefully make this the longest Metroid game ever. I don't own a switch, but if this game is good it will be a system seller for me. I also worry about the Metroid franchise since it doesn't sell well in Japan. I really hope this takes the franchise to new heights.