Finally! We have spent many years hearing rumors about a possible remastering of the great GameCube Metroid Prime and in the last Nintendo Direct The news has been confirmed with a trailer that shows the graphic finish of this remaster, which looks really good considering that the game is 20 years old. And the best news, it’s now available in digital format!
The already classic from Retro Studios comes to Nintendo Switch not only with high-definition graphics and improved sound, but also with a control system adapted to the double stick of the Nintendo hybrid console, which is important because the GameCube controller only had one stick, plus the peculiar C, which made it impossible for you to walk and move the camera simultaneously.
However, Nintendo reports, whoever wants can emulate the control of the original in this Metroid Prime Remastered.
The physical version of Metroid Prime Remastered
If it was previously specified that the game is already available digitally, it is because there will also be a physical version that will be released on March 3rd. For now it is not available for reservation, but it is hoped that it can be purchased in the coming days.
Nothing has been mentioned about possible remasters of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, which is striking considering that Wii had a Metroid Prime Trilogy version that brought together the two GameCube installments plus the one, for now, exclusive to Wii, which has a movement control system designed to take advantage of the Wiimote.
This could be the main obstacle to adapting the game to Switch, although it would not have to be since, on the one hand, the Joy-con can emulate the control of the wiimote, and on the other, the remastering of Zelda: Skyward Sword has already demonstrated that a new control could be created for games that were born with the wiimote in mind.
Be that as it may, this has not been the only Gamecube classic that has announced its return, as Nintendo has also presented the long-awaited remastering of Baten Kaitos and its sequel.