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After years of rumors and speculation, Metroid Prime Remastered was unveiled during a Nintendo Direct last week. Even better, you can play it right now by picking it up from the eShop. The physical version will also be in stores very soon.

Metroid Prime Remastered obviously isn’t a new game, but some of you might be playing it for the first time. We’re also sure that some of you only played it back on the GameCube and haven’t revisited it until now.

No matter what your experience is, what do you think of Metroid Prime Remastered? How do you feel about the upgraded visuals? Which control style are you going for? Let us know in the comments below.

Metroid Prime Remastered frame rate resolution

Metroid Prime Remastered ended up on Switch last week following a reveal in the latest Nintendo Direct, and Digital Foundry has now provided a technical analysis that includes coverage on aspects like frame rate and resolution. Retro Studios seems to have done a great job bringing back the GameCube classic here, and it’s closer to a remake.

Here’s the full roundup of tidbits:

A classification listing for Metroid Prime Remastered has some fans wondering if the game was ready to go as early as 2021.

Now that the title has been released, it has been added to the USK database. The classification date is listed for July 2021. We’re now in February 2023, so it goes without saying how that was quite a long time ago.

Metroid Prime Remastered developer Retro Studios

Thanks to the credits for Metroid Prime Remastered, we have new insight into the team behind the release.

While Retro Studios largely handled development, a number of other companies were involved. Iron Galaxy Studios, who previously worked on Switch versions of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Diablo III, and Overwatch seemed to play a prominent role during development. Airship Images Limited, Atomhawk Design, CGBot, Gamesim Inc, Liquid Development, Original Force LTD, Shanghai Mineloader Digital Technology, and Zombot Studio are also listed in the credits.

Thanks to GameSpot, we have a new comparison video for Metroid Prime Remastered that has the Switch version going up against the GameCube original. Additionally, new gameplay has surfaced.

It’s clear that Retro Studios put quite a bit of work into Metroid Prime Remastered. Aside from an updated resolution, assets have been updated, lighting has been improved, and more.

Metroid Prime Remastered boxart

Nintendo has passed along the boxart for Metroid Prime Remastered as well as a bunch of screenshots. This follows the game’s announcement and immediate launch.

Below is an overview of the game:

Nintendo will release Metroid Prime Remastered for Switch, the company revealed during a Nintendo Direct presentation today. A digital release is happening today with the physical version following February 22, 2023.

Metroid Prime, a first-person shooter developed by Retro Studios, originally released for GameCube in 2002. It is one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time and has been praised for bringing Metroid into the 3D space. Nintendo did re-release Metroid Prime on Wii as part of the Metroid Prime Trilogy in 2009, but not much has been done with the game since.

If you need a refresher on what the first-person adventure game has to offer, read the following overview:

Star Fox Armada

Did You Know Gaming has uncovered Star Fox Armada, something that was once pitched internally for Wii U by former Retro Studios artist Eric Kozlowsky.

Kozlowsky shared information about what was planned while speaking with the outlet. He pitched the project (via a 12-page document) within the studio in 2013, but leadership quickly passed on it.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Enguarde

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze almost brought back Enguarde, it’s been revealed.

Enguarde the Swordfish originally appeared in the first Donkey Kong Country game, and later appeared in the following sequels. He was also present in Donkey Kong Land 2, Donkey Kong Land III, and Donkey Kong 64. Other than an appearance in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast as a rideable animal buddy, he hasn’t been seen since. However, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze nearly brought him back.

Metroid Tactics

It’s been revealed Paul Tozour, who previously worked on the Metroid Prime series, once pitched a Metroid Tactics game for Wii internally at Retro Studios. Did You Know Gaming has the scoop on the title.

The pitch came about in late 2007, not long after Retro Studios wrapped up work on Metroid Prime 3. The story was planned as a prequel set long before all other games in the series. Furthermore, it would have marked “the very moment when Samus Aran first separates from the Chozo who raised her from childhood, encounters humanity, and becomes a bounty hunter.” Samus, along with an elite team of highly trained Galactic Federation troopers and bounty hunters, would look to stop the incursion on different Galactic Federation planets like Norion and Earth before battling the Space Pirates at their outpost on Planet Zebes.

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