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What is Metroid Prime 4: Beyond? Release date, gameplay, & trailer

A long time coming.

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond is the upcoming instalment in the iconic Metroid series. Having originally been announced back during Nintendo's E3 2017 presentation, the game has now been re-announced with a flashy new trailer and a new title. We've compiled all the known information about the game below.

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What is Metroid Prime 4: Beyond?

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Metroid Prime 4: Beyond is a sci-fi first-person adventure where players take on the role of iconic bounty hunter Samus Aran who takes on Space Pirates and Metroids across the in-game galaxy. The game is being developed by Retro Studios and will be published by Nintendo.

Since its original reveal back in 2017, news on it has been sparse and fans were worried whether the game would see the light of day. But, in the June 2024 Nintendo Direct, a proper gameplay trailer for Metroid Prime 4: Beyond was released. We don't know about the story of the game but it does involve Samus Aran embarking on a new mission and the Sylux as the potential antagonist (based on the new gameplay trailer). Regardless of that, it'll definitely include Samus wiping out a bunch of pirates and Metroids.

What is the Release Date for Metroid Prime 4: Beyond?

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond is set for release in 2025, without any specific release window or date. The last Metroid game, Metroid Prime: Remastered was released in February last year. However, as this was a remaster, this doesn't necessarily guarantee that this new entry in the series will release around the same time. In fact, it's likely that Metroid Prime 4: Beyond will be a cross-gen release between the Nintendo Switch and its successor and could be a launch title for the new console, so we'll have to wait for further details next year.

What Platforms will Metroid Prime 4: Beyond be on?

As with the previous Metroid games, Metroid Prime 4: Beyond will be released on the Nintendo Switch. The series has been a Nintendo-exclusive title ever since the first game in 1986 so it's unlikely that it will ever be released on any other platform.

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond Gameplay Trailer

Check out the latest Metroid Prime 4: Beyond Gameplay Trailer below:

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