While fans continue to wait restlessly for any news about Metroid Prime 4, Nintendo may have unintentionally sparked off some commotion about other Metroid titles possibly heading to the Switch.
Recently, the company updated their website with a new listing for the Super Metroid Skin & Screen Protector Set for Switch. Upon closer inspection, however, observant fans soon noted a peculiar image – which seemingly shows the 3DS game Metroid: Samus Returns on a Nintendo Switch screen. (full image below)
Of course, Metroid: Samus Returns is only exclusive to the 3DS right now. Nintendo has never announced a Switch port before – and the company most likely created this image just as generic marketing material.
Nevertheless, some folks tossed up their hopeful speculation of seeing the game make its way to the hybrid console some day:
Metroid Samus Returns Switch 👀
— KOS-MOS (@KOSMOSZE) November 11, 2020
I’ve been hearing about a 2D Metroid for a while, so my best guess is that Samus Returns is releasing soon to build up momentum for a new 2D Metroid in time for Metroid’s anniversary next year. Fingers crossed for Prime Trilogy tied in with that as well 🤞 https://t.co/lvnRuQqYfj
— Nate Ellingsworth (@NateAndDestroy) November 11, 2020
Market team: Metroid 2 remake ON THE GO with our 3DS
Market team: Metroid 2 remake ON THE GO with our Switch
— 🌸 Salva-taro Minus a Gall Bladder 🏯 (@TwilightYonder) November 11, 2020
Conversely, some expressed dismay at the prospect of a Metroid: Samus Returns port for Switch – as they wished to see new Metroid titles on the system instead.
I really hope this isn’t the only 2D Metroid game next year… that would be disappointing, I’ve been waiting for a remake or a new one since Samus Returns released in 2017. It’s been long enough for a new 2D Metroid game instead of a port.
— heruderu (@Zelder_Scrolls) November 11, 2020
GAMERS: “We Want Metroid Ports!”
Nintendo hints at Samus Return Port.
GAMERS: “No, not that one!” https://t.co/goXzMK4ev8
— Conor Caulfield (@CptCorallis) November 11, 2020
What about you? Would you like to see Metroid: Samus Returns on Nintendo Switch? Feel free to share your thoughts below!