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Rumor: Nintendo to Re-Release Metroid Prime 1 for Switch Without Complete Trilogy

Rumor: Nintendo to Re-Release Metroid Prime 1 for Switch Without Complete Trilogy - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 September 2021 / 1,815 Views

Nintendo is reportedly going to re-release Metroid Prime for the Nintendo Switch, separate from a Trilogy release, according to insider Emily Rogers. 

"Last I heard, Nintendo was busy working on Metroid Prime 1 to celebrate the game's 20th anniversary in 2022," said Rogers.

"I'm not sure if we're getting a 'trilogy' or just a re-release of the first game. I'm leaning toward the latter, but I hope we get the former."

VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb previously claimed Nintendo has finished a remaster of Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Nintendo Switch and they are currently holding onto it. 

"The game is done and Nintendo is holding it," said Grubb at the time. "I think Metroid Prime Trilogy is done and whether or not Nintendo releases it now or later depends on other factors.

"I think that game is sitting in their pocket for whenever Nintendo decides it's the right time, and Nintendo's done this a lot recently so it’s not unusual, it's not a sign of some bad thing happening, it's not a sign of a lack of faith in Metroid. Nintendo can afford [to sit on it] and that's how they’re treating it."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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19 Comments
haxxiy (on 23 September 2021)

I guess the math is simple, $180 is more than $60.

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2zosteven (on 23 September 2021)

this is a bad move, doesnt even make sense considering the trilogy was on the wii.

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progstarmac (on 23 September 2021)

The trilogy would be better.

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Azzanation (on 24 September 2021)

I love Nintendo, but this is just stupid.

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CaptainExplosion (on 23 September 2021)

That'd be such a disappointment. -_-

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gtotheunit91 (on 23 September 2021)

I wonder why there have been so many rumors about a Prime Trilogy HD collection for YEARS! It wasn't a rumor that just came out of nowhere last year. I remember this rumor constantly coming up back in 2017.

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JackHandy (on 23 September 2021)

It's going to be an unpopular decision, but it'll at least reintroduce the Prime universe to a generation who otherwise missed out. That's probably part of their reasoning. To maximize Prime 4's potential.

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Doctor_MG (on 23 September 2021)

I don't think that this is going to be accurate unless it's either a full remake or a discounted price. I know Nintendo has done some very less than consumer friendly pricing in the past (Skyward Sword is their most egregious, IMO). But I really do not think they'd charge $60 for a game that is literally 20 years old without doing some major work on it. It just would not make sense.

Maybe that's just the Nintendo fan in me though. I could very well be wrong.

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heavenmercenary01 (on 23 September 2021)

gamecube game or whatever, it's a 60€ port (again) and it's gonna sell well. As if the price tag for skyward sword prevented its big sales. Nintendo know that and they're gonna profit from it.

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Zippy6 (on 23 September 2021)

Well I was sure they'd do a Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster, just the original games running at 720p/1080p. But if they are only doing one game.... it better be a full remake, or priced appropriately. $60 for 3 gamecube ports is ok. $60 for 1 gamecube port is not.

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gtotheunit91 Zippy6 (on 23 September 2021)

Definitely! $20 max if it's just Prime 1, but knowing Nintendo, I wouldn't be surprised if it's $30-$40

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mZuzek gtotheunit91 (on 23 September 2021)

Uhhh, yeah... I would be surprised if it was any less than $60.

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eva01beserk (on 23 September 2021)

If skyward sword released at $60 with zero work done. This woould not suprise me.

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Scoopz eva01beserk (on 24 September 2021)

Zero work done? It wasnt just a HD upscale, some textures were reworked, controls were changed and various quality of life improvements were made. If the reworking wasnt enough to justify the price in your opinion then thats fair enough, but dont put out false info and say zero work was done.

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Azzanation eva01beserk (on 24 September 2021)

Looks like you havnt played the game with that judgment

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Slownenberg (on 23 September 2021)

Oh god please don't tell me they are going to re-release just MP1 for $60. That would be the ultimate face palm. First, Dread set at $60, now if a single two decade old Metroid also costs $60 I'm just gonna have to give up on Metroid altogether. Nah sike I'll still pick up MP4 but seriously come on. Hopefully the MP Trilogy rumors were true and not this nonsense.

If Dread were at $40 and MP Trilogy at $60 that makes Nintendo an extra $100 from me. Dread at $60 and MP1 by itself likely makes Nintendo $0 from me.

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pikashoe Slownenberg (on 24 September 2021)

Why wouldn't dread be worth 60, and don't say because its 2d because that is not a good reason

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mZuzek (on 23 September 2021)

That thumbnail is from Other M and I find that offensive.

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