Metroid Prime 4 fans may have seen the release date for the huge Nintendo Switch title leak. Metroid Prime 4 has had a long journey, with it being over two and a half years since the Switch exclusive was first announced by Nintendo. The House of Mario announced Metroid Prime 4 a few months after the Nintendo Switch first hit shelves back in 2017.
Samus’s next adventure was revealed back during E3 2017, with all fans getting showed was a short teaser trailer that revealed the game’s logo.
However, the next big update for Metroid Prime 4 came a year and a half later when at the start of 2019 Nintendo revealed development had been restarted.
Nintendo bigwig Shinya Takahashi announced that development was restarted as the project had not met the standard’s required by Ninty.
At the moment it’s unclear when Metroid Prime 4 could get released, with no in-game footage or screenshots revealed of the highly anticipated game.
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Metroid Prime 4 release date leak – Nintendo Switch games list boost for 2020
Nintendo are yet to announce a Metroid Prime 4 release date for the Switch
It remains to be seen if the online store has leaked when the Nintendo Switch exclusive will be out or if this is just an educated estimate.
On the one hand it would be surprising to see Metroid Prime 4 come out this year when we haven’t seen anything on the project.
But development could potentially have been sped up if Retro Studios were able to use some of the assets from the scrapped initial MP4 project.
It was recently revealed that one of the Switch’s big games that was planned for 2020 looks set to miss launching this year.
Leaker Sabi had previously claimed that Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 was pencilled in for a 2020 release date.
But the leaker, who correctly leaked tonnes of E3 2019 announcements, has sparked speculation BoTW 2 could be out in 2021 at least.
Sabi initially posted that Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 could be missing a 2020 release date when responding to a follower.
Tweeter @perfectdark101 asked Sabi: “Is the Breath of the Wild sequel still internally planned for 2020 to your knowledge?”
Responding to the tweet in a post online Sabi said: “That’s actually a great question.
“I have NOT had a follow up from the 2020 source, as I haven’t requested they look into it since last October.
“However another extremely reputable source has heard more cynical things of it not being until next year (1/2)”.
Sabi added: “And has instead heard of another major franchise in particular having a holiday release this year that you probably don’t expect.
“I’ll have to try and follow up with the original source this or next week hopefully. I’ll post about it when I can to see what’s up. (2/2)”
And then on Friday Sabi posted: “Botw2 taking longer than anticipated back during E3 2019, so it doesn’t seem to be this year’s holiday release, which adds more credence to the major title I was referencing on a tweet the other day.
“Neither are set in stone yet so take some salt. The more likely one has.. tires”.
Sabi’s tweet seems to suggest that a new Mario Kart game could be one of the titles that replaces Breath of the Wild 2 as the big Switch 2020 game.
Which would surely go down a treat with fans as Mario Kart 8 is currently the biggest selling Switch game.
It remains to be seen if Metroid Prime 4 is another option to replace BoTW 2, or if MP4 and Mario Kart 9 could both fill the void in the Switch release schedule.