Nintendo of America has confirmed plans to restock the physical version of Metroid Prime Remastered “as soon as possible,” after consumers reported a scarcity of copies at retailers across the United States.
“We will do everything we can to meet the strong demand for the product,” a company spokesperson acknowledged to Nintendo Life. “Please continue to check with major retailers for availability. If the Metroid Prime Remastered game sells out at various retail locations in the U.S., we will work to provide more units as soon as possible.”
This has seen Retro Studios work to remaster Samus Aran’s critically-acclaimed, first-person adventure on GameCube with high-definition visuals, enhanced sound, unlockable art and updated control schemes.
You will have the chance to explore Tallon IV from the bounty hunter’s perspective, navigating the winding paths and interconnected environments of this alluring-yet-dangerous alien planet.
You will need to use Samus’ Arm Cannon to defeat otherworldly creatures like Space Pirates and the energy-sapping Metroids, unlocking access to new weaponry and abilities – such as her signature Morph Ball and Grapple Beam – to enter previously inaccessible areas.
The developer has added modern dual-stick controls to this version, allowing you to move around while separately changing your point of view, or you can choose to use intuitive motion aiming, revert to classic controls or a hybrid option.
Metroid Prime Remastered is now available at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.