Nintendo Direct news: Switch fans given spectacular new Metroid Prime 4 update

Nintendo Direct news: Switch fans given spectacular new Metroid Prime 4 update

The summer Nintendo Direct conference is shaping up to be one of the best yet.

Whether it takes place in June or gets pushed back until later in the summer, fans are in for a treat when it comes to new Nintendo Switch releases.

In addition to multiple Super Mario releases, Nintendo should give fans an update on games like Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4.

As Nintendo Switch owners count down to the next Nintendo Direct conference, fans have been given an early Metroid Prime 4 treat courtesy of LinkedIn.

According to LinkedIn, former DICE artist Adad Morales has joined Metroid Prime 4 developer Retro Studios as Lead VFX Artist.

Given his work on spectacular looking titles like Battlefield V, this is a major coup for the Metroid Prime 4 developer.

DICE has always managed to squeeze every last drop out of a console’s capabilities, so prepare for the upcoming Nintendo Switch release to look fantastic.

Fingers crossed we finally get a look at Metroid Prime 4 during the imminent Direct conference.

Alongside Metroid Prime 4, Nintendo is expected to unveil a whole host of 3D Super Mario remasters.

This will reportedly take the form of a Super Mario All-Stars style package of 3D Mario games.

The bundle is said to contain new and improved versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and then Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Less surprising is that Nintendo also plans to release a remastered version of Wii U exclusive Super Mario 3D World.

In terms of new games, Nintendo is also said to be working on a new entry in the Paper Mario RPG series.

The first two Paper Mario games are excellent, especially Gamecube exclusive The Thousand-Year Door, which is up there with Metroid Prime and Wind Waker as one of the best games on the system.

The series started to decline with Super Paper Mario on the Wii, while the less said about Sticker Star and Colour Splash the better.

Fortunately, however, the report suggests that the new Paper Mario will return to the series’ roots. If this is true, then 2020 will truly go down as one of the best years in gaming.

The rumours suggest that Nintendo may wait until the end of summer to officially unveil its plans for Mario’s big anniversary.

Published at Tue, 12 May 2020 09:16:00 +0000