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.
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.
Nintendo is planning 2 new Metroid titles that will release in the next two fiscal years respectively. One is a re-release of Metroid Prime Trilogy HD, the second one is a Super Metroid Remake that mimics Samus Returns in style and scope.— LeakyPandy (@LeakyPandy) November 25, 2019
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.