Nintendo Announces Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Prime 4 CONFIRMED in Development for the Nintendo Switch

Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch REVEALED: Watch first trailer here from E3 2017

But perhaps the biggest announcement Nintendo made at E3 2017 was Metroid Prime 4 - although the company confirmed nothing else other than it being "in development" for Switch.

A year ago saw the release of Metroid Prime: Federation Force on 3DS, which was a spin-off that was met with big backlash from fans as soon as it was announced due to it not being a main release. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and flawless for returning fans as well, and it's available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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Additionally, new to Metroid: Samus Returns are enemies that have all new behaviors and attack patterns that fit in line with the new 360 aiming mechanics. But the game has been completely rethought for the new generation.

Nintendo has revealed that Metroid Prime 4 is now in development for the Nintendo Switch.

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Two new amiibo will also be arriving in the form of a Goomba and Koopa Troopa, but more details on their release date will be announced soon.

We'll have more coverage of Nintendo's announcements, and hands-on impressions of the games they're showing at this year's E3, as the show continues this week. After a almost 10-year hiatus, Metroid Prime 4 will finally be arriving on the latest Nintendo console. Nintendo only teased us with a logo of the game during Nintendo Spotlight, but what we do know is that it is coming to the Switch in the near future. Metroid fans are going to be ecstatic to hear that Metroid Prime 4 was officially revealed.

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For the uninitiated, the Metroid trilogy had you in the role of bounty hunter Samus Aran who was tasked with exploring varied, alien landscapes, battling space pirates, and solving puzzles along the way.

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