We haven’t heard much in terms of the release date of Metroid Prime 4, or any info at all really, but Nintendo did a least mention it in their latest financial briefing.
They mentioned quite a few games, actually. Going forward, here is what their first party major games slate looks like as of August 3, 2022:
- Kirby’s Dream Buffet – Summer 2022
- Splatoon 3 – 9/9/2022
- Bayonetta 3 – 10/28/22
- Pokemon Scarlet/Violet – 11/18/22
- Breath of the Wild 2 – Spring 2023
- Metroid Prime 4 – TBA
- Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp – TBA
Out of all of these, Nintendo also chose to specifically highlight these to investors: Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass: Wave 2, Splatoon 3, and Kirby’s Dream Buffet. All of those are “near future” type products set to release by the end of September. Curiously, though Dream Buffett still just has a “summer” date, they list it under the “by the end of September” category in the brief, hinting at a release window (summer in all likelihood confirmed that anyway, but this seemingly is not going to get hit with a delay as of yet). The company also reminded everyone that a new Switch OLED model was coming on August 26 in honor of Splatoon 3. Metroid Prime 4 is still sadly TBA, as is Advance Wars.
DLC seems to be the plan for long term growth, as Nintendo pointed out that “sales were also steady for add-on content, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise” in that same brief, and many of the above games have some form of DLC or season pass content already announced; or likely in the works.