Nintendo has just given an update on Metroid Prime 4 for the first time since the game’s reveal nearly two years ago.
In a spontaneous video uploaded this morning, Nintendo’s Senior Managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi revealed that Metroid Prime 4 has been suffering from serious development issues.
As well as making the decision to start development from the beginning, Nintendo has opted to move development back over to Retro Studios. Those familiar with the Prime series will note that Retro is the same developer that took on the original three entries.
While a massive delay is certainly saddening, at least Metroid Prime 4 will have trusted eyes watching over. In addition to its work on Prime, Retro is also responsible for the critically acclaimed Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze which saw a Switch release early 2018.
In terms of official information, there is no word on what Retro is currently working on. That said, there were rumors going around that the team was working on a Star Fox racing game.
Check down below for Nintendo’s full update video.