Metroid Prime 2 & 3 Remastered Also Heading To Nintendo Switch
It appears that remastered versions of Nintendo and Retro Studios’ Metroid Prime 2 and 3 will also be headed to the Nintendo Switch.
A few months ago, Jeff Grubb had stated in a prior episode of Game Mess Mornings that, based on his understanding, Metroid Prime 2 and 3 Remastered would also see the light of day on the Nintendo Switch. However, he had stated that the second and third game in the Prime series would not receive the same remaster treatment that the first game did.
Recently, a Twitter user pointed out these past revelations regarding Metroid Prime 2 and 3 remastered, resulting in Grubb once again stepping in to confirm that they are indeed correct. As for the studio working on both entries in the Metroid Prime series, that currently remains a question mark.
Previously, it was reported that Nintendo was interested in remastering the Metroid Prime Trilogy after Retro Studios had set a high bar with the remaster of the first game. Less than two years ago, Reset Era member Belmont had correctly revealed details regarding the Metroid Prime remake as well as plans for a remake of the entire trilogy by Nintendo and developer Retro Studios. However, he added that this was the plan prior to the studio getting the development of Metroid Prime 4 back from Namco.
With Retro Studios back at the helm of the development of Metroid Prime 4, the developer was no longer able to work on remasters for Metroid Prime 2 and 3. Therefore, the new plan became for the studio to simply finish up the remaster of the first game, after which Nintendo would contract out work for the other two games to be done by other studios. The Metroid Prime remake would hence serve to establish the visual bar and style for other studios to follow.
The Reset Era member stated that he was unaware of whether this is still the plan or if work on Metroid Prime 2 and 3 remasters has even begun. According to him, Retro Studios had just finished up work on the Metroid Prime remaster a few weeks prior to his post on September 24, 2021.