The Switch Might Be Getting A One-Two Screw Attack Of Metroid

A new rumor suggests that the Switch will be getting both a Metroid Prime HD collection and a remake of Super Metroid.

A rumor states an HD port of the Metroid Prime Trilogy and a remake of Super Metroid are coming to Nintendo Switch. Fans have been starved for a new home console Metroid experience for years now. The previous home console installment was Metroid: Other M for Wii back in 2010. Metroid Prime 4 still appears to be far away from release.

According to Twitter user LeakyPanda, the Nintendo Switch is set to receive the long-requested HD collection of Retro Studios' Prime series. In addition, Super Metroid may be seeing a remake in a similar vein to Metroid: Samus Returns. This is all mere speculation, of course. GameRevolution notes LeakyPanda has made accurate predictions about Nintendo Directs, such as Banjo and Kazooie being announced during Nintendo's E3 presentation.

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It's important to remember everything posted in this Tweet is a rumor. LeakyPanda has not always been accurate. As another Twitter user points out, LeakyPanda predicted a Monster Hunter announcement for Switch, but that never materialized (the group later admitted they were wrong). So, as always, take these things with a grain of salt. At the very least, Metroid Prime Trilogy HD on Switch has been a popular rumor for some time now. It would make sense for Nintendo to port it for fans to play before the release of Metroid Prime 4, whenever that is.

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The Metroid series is one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises. Since appearing on the NES in 1986, fans have been captivated by Samus Aran's adventures. According to Metacritic, the highest-rated title in the series is the first Metroid Prime with a score of 97. It's no surprise; Metroid Prime was a landmark game, bringing the series into 3D similar to what Super Mario 64 accomplished.

A Super Metroid remake would be unexpected considering fans have access to the original game through Nintendo Switch Online. Yes, Metroid II and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening both received remakes. Those two were Game Boy games in need of a graphical and gameplay update, though. Many consider Super Metroid to be the best SNES game ever made.

Time will tell if this rumor is proven accurate. Here's hoping.

Source: LeakyPanda, GameRevolution

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