​Retailer Listing Sparks 'Metroid Prime: Trilogy' For Nintendo Switch Rumours

In an age where revisiting classic titles is deemed as enjoyable as playing new releases, the Switch may well be set to welcome back a familiar Nintendo favourite... and her Arm Cannon.

According to a listing on Swedish technology retailer Inet's website, Metroid Prime: Trilogy seems to be destined for Nintendo's sometimes handheld, sometimes docked flagship console.

The Samus Aran-starring collection, first released for the Wii in 2009 and subsequently the Wii U in 2015, features the GameCube titles Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - from 2002 and 2004, respectively - and the Wii's Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, of 2007.

'Metroid Prime Trilogy' Nintendo Switch mock up. Credit: Nintendo/Inet
'Metroid Prime Trilogy' Nintendo Switch mock up. Credit: Nintendo/Inet

A rough translation from the Swedish site, as reported by Videogamer, explains that while Metroid Prime: Trilogy for Switch is a rumour right now, it's possible that Nintendo will confirm it during The Game Awards 2018. I mean, everything else is getting a shout-out over in LA later this week, it seems.

And with Metroid Prime 4 said to be well into its development, having been formally announced at E3 2017, relaunching the trilogy on a new platform makes sense. What better way to get fans prepped for the next instalment? And how many of us would love to have these games on the go? Plus, Trilogy was on Nintendo's previous two consoles - and they do like to keep the classics ticking over.

If you've never played the Prime trilogy, but are interested in Prime 4, this could be the perfect opportunity to experience Samus's previous adventures before her new one releases. Make it happen, Nintendo.

Inet listed Trilogy with a release date of February 2019, and at the price of 599kr, which is around £52. Not bad, considering you get three brilliant games to enjoy at home or on your travels.

Metroid Prime, one of the best selling GameCube titles ever, achieved a near-perfect Metacritic score of 97. Its sequel, Echoes, also released to critical acclaim. Corruption is a little more divisive, but its Metacritic score of 90 points towards an incredibly strong third game.

What do you think about this listing? Would you like to see this trilogy on Switch? What other classic Nintendo titles deserve a revisit? Which is your favourite Metroid game? Let us know.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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