Metroid Prime 4 will never be made for Wii U, could be an NX title

Ben Parfitt
Metroid Prime 4 will never be made for Wii U, could be an NX title

If Samus Aran is to grace home consoles again, it's not going to happen on Wii U.

The announcement of 3DS spin-off Metroid Prime: Federation Force earlier this week was met with outrage from the fandom, many of whom are demanding a ‘proper' Metroid game on Wii U.

This looks highly unlikely, however.

"If we started for Wii U now, it would likely take three years or so. So it would likely now be on Nintendo's NX console," Metroid Prime producer Kensuke Tanabe told Eurogamer. "It's a long time but it would need to include a lot of content, which would take a lot of work on the development side.

Truth be told, making HD games takes a lot of time and resources. I haven't been able to collect a team or the resources to [make a Metroid game for Wii U]."

Tanabe did add, however, that Wii outing Metroid Prime 3: Corruption marked the end of that particular trilogy, although he would like to continue with numbered games” and even has some ideas about where the IP could go next.

"The stories of Dark Samus and Phazon are done now," he added. So it was Sylux, another hunter from Metroid Prime Hunters at the end of Metroid Prime 3. Personally I'd like to create a story centring around Sylux and Samus.

"We've done a story based on the Hunters, and this time around [with Federation Forece] we're doing a story on the Galactic Federation. I would like to cross the two over in the future. And of course see a little more of Samus."

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