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Nintendo delays development of Metroid Prime 4 game for Switch

Nintendo's Metroid Prime 4 game was initially announced in 2017 and expected to be released in 2019-2020.

By: Bloomberg | Updated: January 26, 2019 10:32:17 am
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Nintendo Co said its highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4 game for Switch has not met internal standards and it will scrap development and start again with a new team.

The game was initially announced in 2017 and expected to be released in 2019-2020. Shinya Takahashi, head of development, said in a video message on YouTube that Nintendo would cooperate with US-based Retro Studios and restart development from the beginning. Takahashi didn’t say when the title would be completed.

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