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Nintendo Explains Why Metroid Prime 4 Wasn’t Shown At E3 2018



While Metroid Prime 4 was announced at last year’s E3, we ended up not seeing any of it at this year’s gaming expo. Nintendo of America’s senior product marketing manager Bill Trinen and localization manager Nate Bihldorff explained why in an interview with GameInformer.


Is there anything you can say about Metroid Prime 4? Is there a reason it wasn’t at the show this year?

Trinen: It’s still in development.

Bihldorff: But yeah, we’re not featuring it at E3 this year.

Trinen: I think the main thing is, as people have probably realized by now – we show things when we think we’re ready to show them. And when we think we’re ready to show Metroid Prime, we’ll show Metroid Prime.


More than a logo?

Bill: [Laughs] Last year was the first year for Switch at E3, so we took a bit of a departure from our usual approach to E3, which is to focus on more near-term stuff. Last year, because it was the first year for the hardware, we looked at things that were maybe a little further out. This year, you can see pretty clearly, we’re back to focusing on the near-term. We’ll have more to share with Metroid Prime 4 when we have something we think is going to wow people.

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