Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto has revealed that he is not involved with Metroid Prime 4, the Nintendo Switch exclusive now in early development.
He has instead been collaborating with MercuryStream on Metroid: Samus Returns, a Nintendo 3DS exclusive that rebuilds 1991 Game Boy adventure Metroid II: Return of Samus from the ground up.
“This time there is not any direct connection between Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid: Samus Returns,” Sakamoto responded to IGN, when asked if the games would link together to unlock features as seen with Metroid Fusion and Metroid Prime. “I’m not involved in Metroid Prime 4.”
Nintendo has confirmed that producer Kensuke Tanabe is leading the project with “a talented new development team,” that are looking to bring “the action, isolation, and exploration of the Metroid Prime universe to life on Nintendo Switch.”
While Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has spoken about why they chose to reveal the project when it is so early in development.