One of the disappointing things about Nintendo’s E3 2018 presentation was the fact that nothing was shown or mentioned regarding Metroid Prime 4. We knew that the show would be about 2018 games but fans expected at least a teaser at the end. Game Informer caught up with Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen and localization manager Nate Bihldorff to talk to them about the title and when they think they will reveal it.
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.