Nintendo is actually making a new Metroid game.

Take a deep breath: Nintendo is actually making a new Metroid game. At its E3 spotlight today, the company officially unveiled Metroid Prime 4, the latest entry in the beloved sci-fi exploration series. Unfortunately, outside of the name and the fact that it’s coming to Nintendo Switch, we know nothing about the game itself.

The new game will mark the first entry in the Prime series in a decade, as the original trilogy concluded with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on the original Wii in 2007. The Prime subseries debuted on the GameCube in 2002, and was especially notable for successfully translating the iconic, moody exploration of the original Metroid games into a three-dimensional, first-person experience.

However, since the Prime trilogy wrapped up, it’s been tough times for Metroid fans. The most recent game in the series — Metroid Prime: Federation Force on 3DS — was a mostly forgettable shooter that had little of what made the series so iconic in the first place.

No release window has been announced for Prime 4, but given the sparse details available, the game is likely still fairly early in development.

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Jerry Coria
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