Nintendo made the tough decision in early 2019 to start developing Metroid Prime 4 using Retro Studios. Since then (and even before) there has been very little activity on the Metroid front.
Fortunately, it’s a passionate Metroid fanbase, and a talented group of developers known as “Team SCU” have worked hard on a 2D version of the GameCube hit, Metroid Prime. Although it was originally thought to be a joke, it is actually real.
“Hi everyone! The time has finally come for the first public Prime 2D demo. When we first published it, this post was this April Fools’ day with fake screenshots, hiding the fact that it was actually our real demo, but we can remove that joke now that April 1st is over. “
SCU further notes how this project is “made by fans for the sole purpose of having fun” and says “all aspects of this demo can be changed” and may not necessarily reflect the final version.
The demo itself gives players the opportunity to explore Tallon Overworld, including the Artifact Temple and Chozo Ruins, and includes a variety of abilities and power-ups such as Morph Ball. There is also a 360-degree sight, the ability to scan the environment, and apparently a little extra after the credits.
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