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Metroid Prime Remaster Heads to Switch

Metroid Prime Remaster Heads to Switch

For a while now, we’ve heard rumors online that Nintendo was working on a Metroid Prime Remaster for the Switch. At the February 2023 Nintendo Direct, it finally appeared. Not only that, but it ended up being this presentation’s shadowdrop game. People can immediately get it for the system on February 8, 2023. Physical copies arrive February 22, 2023.

Metroid Prime kicks off the storyline that will continue in the eventual Metroid Prime 4. After an altercation with space pirates and Meta Ridley, Samus heads to Tallon IV. There, she finds Chozo ruins and gets new abilities as she learns the truth about the Phazon that crashed onto the planet. It is a first-person shooter, rather than a 2D Metroidvania like other installments. This version will feature new control options.

This isn’t the first time Metroid Prime reappeared. While it debuted on the GameCube, it and the other three entries in the trilogy showed up on the Wii. That version added Wii Remote motion controls, multiplayer, and the ability to earn credits in each game to unlock extras.

Metroid Prime is available for the GameCube and Wii, and the remaster is now available on the Nintendo Switch. Physical copies will appear on February 22, 2023.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.