In the last few days, the internet has been abuzz about a possible port of Metroid: Samus Returns that it thinks might be in development for the Nintendo Switch. This is because the Super Metroid skin set product on Nintendo’s site has what appears to be a person playing a Metroid game on the console, with the image itself seemingly showing a port of the 3DS game on the newer console.
Release Year 2016, August Genre Platformer, Action, Metroidvania Developer Milton Guasti, Nikita 'tijesef' Krapivin, Nintendo Publisher GameMaker Studio 2 Image Format NSP (Hombrew) Game Version 188.8.131.52 Language English Multi Voice English Required firmware Yes (on 6.2.0, Atmosphere 0.10.2) Multiplayer no Age rating 10+ Description:Another Metroid 2 Remake ( AM2R ) is an unofficial remake. The Nintendo Switch Lite is a version that costs less than the standard Switch, only this is smaller and it is not for desktop this is 100% portable, this console is only for one player since it is a console type screen control That is, this console has buttons that are attached to the console and cannot be removed, it has a more variety of colors and more comfortable than the normal one since. Metroid Prime 4 - Nintendo Switch Visit the Nintendo Store. Platform: Nintendo Switch Price: $59.99: Pre-order Price Guarantee.
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Here’s the picture for those who haven’t seen it already, as taken from the official site:
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As you can see, it’s definitely on Nintendo’s site, and it definitely does seem to be a picture of Samus Returns on Switch.
But things aren’t necessarily that simple. No, while it seems like it could be proof the game’s getting a Switch port, the reality is likely a lot more mundane.
And that’s because there are many relevant factors against this being legit.
For instance, you have to ask whether this is really how a new Metroid game would be leaked here. After all, it’s not via an official website or game page. Not via a trademark registration or shop listing.
Hell, it’s not even from promotional material put out by Nintendo themselves.
No, it’s from a random screenshot in a third party skin set made available to buy on Nintendo’s website. That seems like a pretty unlikely set up even on the best of days.
It’s also not from a modern skin set either. No, the set has been made available on the Gistgear site since 2018, which means that either the game has been in the planning stages for a very long time (and no one noticed it til today), or it’s just a relevant stock image used by the company to demonstrate how the product may look with a relevant game in the system.
And there’s much better evidence for that last possibility than the former. After all, do you notice anything about Gistgear’s photos? Like, anything suspicious about the video game footage shown in them?
Yep, it’s just stock footage taken from Nintendo websites and wikis. For instance, their Super Mario Odyssey set has this old promo photo superimposed onto the screen:
Said screenshot is clearly not showing anything in game. There’s no HUD, no UI elements, nothing that indicates anyone is actually playing the game.
Same goes for the Metroid one, which merely takes this old Samus Return picture:
And superimposes it onto the Switch in that photo instead.
So sorry Metroid fans. The image is almost certainly just a mockup meant to illustrate a Nintendo Switch skin set, not evidence of a Metroid: Samus Returns port that might be coming to Switch in the near future.
Still, what do you think? Do you feel that Samus Returns could come to Nintendo Switch? How likely do you think it is that said picture is evidence of this?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below, on the Gaming Latest forums, or on our Discord server today!
The Nintendo Switch is one of the consoles of the moment and Nintendo's main console for now, it was released worldwide on March 3, 2017 and was known in October 2016,
This console is portable and desktop at the same time and has 2 controllers when you buy it, before it was launched it was going to be called Nintendo NX but due to a piracy attack that Nintendo suffered they changed the name of the console,
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unfortunately Metroid Prime 4 was already done but it was reset from 0% for unknown reasons and so far there is no Metroid game for this console Except for the Prime Trilogy if it is in this console but in Super smash bros. ultimate, Samus appears as a playable character even in his Zero Suit,
and Dark Samus and Ridley were added as playable characters.
Nintendo Switch Lite
The Nintendo Switch Lite is a version that costs less than the standard Switch, only this is smaller and it is not for desktop this is 100% portable, this console is only for one player since it is a console type screen control That is, this console has buttons that are attached to the console and cannot be removed, it has a more variety of colors and more comfortable than the normal one since the size of the console is perfect and it does not matter what size of hands the user is ,
Again here are all the games of the normal switch but some cannot be played on the console directly since they require separate controls, at the same time switch lite cannot be played on the TV due to the hardware of this but normal console casual games like Super smash bros. Ultimate are available and can be played without any problem,
but games like super mario party, and ringfit adventure cannot be played directly from the console since they require that the controls are not glued to the console, The only way to play with more people if you have switch lite is with the online mode so you must have a stable network.
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