Metroid Prime Remastered gets a surprise release on Nintendo Switch – and it’s out now!

Metroid Prime Remastered gets a surprise release on Nintendo Switch – and it’s out now!
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

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Nintendo gave fans a nice surprise during last night’s Nintendo Direct broadcast, both revealing and immediately releasing Metroid Prime Remastered for the Switch.

The classic Gamecube FPS has been given a fresh lick of paint for this launch – and includes a few new features including new dual stick controls for the Switch.

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For those unfamiliar, the original Metroid Prime was the series’ first foray into the first person shooter genre, with Samus Aran finding herself alone on the hostile planet Tallon IV, facing off against both old enemies the Space Pirates – and a brand new mysterious threat lurking in the shadows…

This new version includes, as per Nintendo – “revamped graphics, sound, unlockable art and updated control schemes”.

If the new twin stick system isn’t to your liking, not to worry – not only does the remaster include motion controls, but also a ‘classic control’ option. You can even pick a hybrid of the schemes, if you fancy.

Even better news for fans is that there’s no waiting – as Metroid Prime Remastered is available for the Nintendo Switch digitally via the Nintendo eShop right now.

However, if you’d prefer a physical copy, then you’ll be able to pick one up from your retailer of choice from March 3, 2023.

There’s no word yet if Nintendo plan to release remasters of the other two games in the Metroid Prime Trilogy just yet. But fans are certainly hopeful for the future.