It's been nearly a year and a half since Nintendo first revealed that Metroid Prime 4 is in development for Nintendo Switch. The initial teaser was nothing more than a logo and a jingle, and the name is likely tentative, but fans of the series still went nuts with excitement. Little has been said about Samus' upcoming adventure since then, but today we have more reasons for fans to get excited again.
Speaking with Mashable, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime discussed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the lucrative holiday season, and more. At one point he was asked about the eventual release of Prime 4, and although he stopped short of an announcement, he had some positive things to share.
"Internally, we have expectations about when [ Metroid Prime 4] is going to be released. We haven't announced it, but yeah, the game is well in development." — Reggie Fils-Aime
In addition to confirming that development is moving along nicely, Reggie revealed that Nintendo knows when they want to launch it. The Game Awards are just around the corner, and creator Geoff Keighley is promising more reveals than ever before. Could this be the moment Nintendo chooses to reveal Metroid Prime 4?