Metroid Prime 4 is one of the most highly anticipated Nintendo Switch games on the horizon, and ahead of a release date fans have got an update. We haven’t received any official word on Metroid Prime 4 since Ninty at the start of 2019 announcement development of the title had been restarted. Retro Studios, who created the original Metroid Prime trilogy, have now taken the reins on the fourth entry in the series coming to Nintendo Switch.
And there are rumours that Metroid Prime 4, which was first announced in 2017, could actually be getting a release date in 2020.
Rumours have claimed Metroid Prime 4 will be appearing in the next Nintendo Direct which is expected to take place later this week.
While last month the release date for Metroid Prime 4 may have leaked, with an online retailer listing it as coming out on October 30 2020.
This is a very specific release date, which doesn’t seem to be a placeholder as those typically are the final day of the year.
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So it remains to be seen if this is a prediction from Czech retailer Super Gamer or if they have the inside track on when Metroid Prime 4 will be out.
And as fans wait for the next official update on Metroid Prime 4 there has been an update delivered to Nintendo Switch gamers.
As revealed in a post by Twitter user Wario64, major US retailer Best Buy has sent a message out to those that pre-ordered Metroid Prime 4.
A screenshot of the email shows it relates to how Best Buy are tackling pre-orders for games amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The message said: “We wanted to send you a quick note about your recent order, Metroid Prime 4 Nintendo Switch, which you’ve chosen to pick up in our [REDACTED] store.
“Because nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and employees, we’ve converted your order from Store Pickup to Curbside Pickup, and we’re excited to bring your order out to your car.
“Please log in to your Best Buy account, where you’ll see instructions for what to do when you arrive at the store.”
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Alongside the screengrab of the email @Wario64 tweeted: “Can’t tell if Best Buy thinks Metroid Prime 4 will release any time soon or that this situation will last that long”.
However, it looks like – instead of Best Buy anticipating an imminent launch – this message is being sent out for all pre-orders.
Wario64 also posted: “Definitely for all preorders for store pick up, just got a batch of emails. MP4 was the first one I got”.
The news comes as Nintendo Switch fans are waiting to see if the first Nintendo Direct since last September drops this week.
Two separate sources have claimed that the first proper Nintendo Direct in over 200 days will be happening in the coming days.
The next Nintendo Direct is predicted to happen on Thursday March 26 and leaks have indicated that it will feature Metroid news.
It remains to be seen if Metroid Prime 4 will feature in the next Direct or if it will be another title starring Samus Aran.
A Metroid Prime Trilogy compilation is also rumoured for the Switch as is a remake of SNES classic and all-time great Super Metroid.
Metroid fans will have to wait and see if one of those titles will feature in the next Direct instead or – dare we say it – maybe all three?
Either way, Switch gamers will know soon enough with only a few days left until the rumoured Nintendo Direct air date.
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