A rumor for a remastered Metroid Prime has surfaced ahead of the September Nintendo Direct.
According to an industry insider, a Metroid Prime remaster is in the works. The claim comes via Twitter from Nintendo World Report contributor @EmilyRogersBlog. Rogers stated in a tweet related to Nintendo Direct speculations, "last I heard, Nintendo was busy working on Metroid Prime 1 to celebrate the game's 20th anniversary in 2022."
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Metroid Prime, along with the release of Metroid Dread next month, it wouldn't be too unusual for Nintendo to be working on a remaster for one of Metroid's most loved installments.
Rogers' tweet goes on to say, "I'm not sure if we're getting a 'trilogy' or just a re-release of the first game. I'm leaning toward the latter, but I hope we get the former."
Metroid Prime first released back in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube. It was the first game in the Metroid series to make use of 3D graphics, becoming something of a milestone for the franchise and going on to become one of the best-selling GameCube titles of all time. The game spawned mulitple spin-offs and sequels, many of which released on the Nintendo DS.
While the demand for a Metroid Prime remaster is definitely high, it's worth keeping in mind that these are simply rumors for the time being. It remains to be seen if the remaster will be announced in today's Nintendo Direct, or at a later date. Set your expectations accordingly.