Nintendo has announced it’s not happy with the progress on the new game in the Metroid Prime series for its popular Switch console, and is effectively starting over from scratch with a new development team — U.S.-based Retro Studios.
That means Metroid Prime 4 will be coming from the company responsible for working on the original GameCube Metroid Prime series as well as Donkey King Country.
Metroid Prime 4 was first announced in June 2017 at E3.
News of the development shift came in a contrite Friday video with Nintendo’s development director, Shinya Takahashi.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 25, 2019