In latest financial report, Nintendo confirms Metroid Prime 4 is still on the slate

Metroid Prime 4


We haven’t heard much in terms of the release date of Metroid Prime 4, or any info at all really, but Nintendo did a least mention it in their latest financial briefing.

They mentioned quite a few games, actually. Going forward, here is what their first-party major games slate looks like as of August 3, 2022:

  • Kirby’s Dream Buffet — Summer 2022
  • Splatoon 3 — 9/9/2022
  • Bayonetta 3 — 10/28/22
  • Pokemon Scarlet/Violet — 11/18/22
  • Breath of the Wild 2 — Spring 2023
  • Metroid Prime 4 — TBA
  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp — TBA

Out of all of these, Nintendo also chose to specifically highlight these to investors: Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass: Wave 2Splatoon 3, and Kirby’s Dream Buffet. All of those are “near future” type products set to release by the end of September. Curiously, though Dream Buffet still just has a “summer” date, they list it under the “by the end of September” category in the brief, hinting at a release window (summer in all likelihood confirmed that anyway, but this seemingly is not going to get hit with a delay as of yet). The company also reminded everyone that a new Switch OLED model was coming on August 26 in honor of Splatoon 3. Metroid Prime 4 is still sadly TBA, as is Advance Wars.

DLC seems to be the plan for long-term growth, as Nintendo pointed out that “sales were also steady for add-on content, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise” in that same brief, and many of the above games have some form of DLC or season pass content already announced; or likely in the works.

Chris Carter
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