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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Metroid Prime Remastered out on Switch... today (Digital, physical 22nd of Feb)

Long rumored, and finally revealed as a reality.

https://gonintendo.com/contents/15970-metroid-prime-remastered-hits-switch-digitally-today-physical-version-feb-22nd-2023

Last edited by curl-6 - on 08 February 2023

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I'm.... I don't... Wow. Fucking wow.

Downloading. Downloading. Downloading



Ill wait for the physical version. Not too long of a wait anyway.



I will wait for physical.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

I'll certainly wait for physical ... I'm not too desperate to play it immediately considering what's gonna come out in the next months



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It's baffling that they didn't remaster and release the whole trilogy, but they're probably holding back as usual. They know the first Prime is the most beloved, and probably didn't want to commit to remastering all 3 until they were sure it could make a lot of money. But maybe they have a grand plan and already have remasters of the other 2 in development and are spreading them out.



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Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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Announced and released on the same day is epic. Going on the eshop right now to download it.

It is a bit disappointing its just the first game and not the trilogy, considering they bundled the trilogy like 15 years ago on the Wii, but the first game coming on its own has long been rumored so nobody should have expected the trilogy all together. But at least it's only $40 and not $60. Hopefully they are remastering 2 and 3 as well and maybe with any luck will bundle those together since they aren't nearly as popular as the first one. Also hopefully this is setting up a Prime 4 holiday release.



At this point I didn't even consider the rumor being real anymore.

I'm... a bit perplexed by it. Not happy about it being only the first game. But I like that they went with a lower price point. The remaster itself looks... it's a huge upgrade, but at the same time, it kinda looks worse than the original. It's a big improvement on a technical level, but the art direction looks all weird. It actually kinda looks like a fangame to me. Something you'd see on YouTube of some Unreal Engine prototype that makes people go "Nintendo, hire this guy!".

It's to be expected, I suppose. Switch games just don't look good. I assume it's because of how far behind the curve it is in terms of hardware, that developers just don't know how to make a good looking game anymore - or the tools they use can't really make something nice for such an underpowered system. Obviously I don't expect next-gen level graphics from it, but that to me is the only explanation for why Switch games always look worse than most games on previous HD consoles, and sometimes even non-HD ones. Dread was great but in cutscenes everything looked like a toy. Prime Remastered kinda looks like everything's made out of clay. I really hope their next console is a big upgrade.




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mZuzek said:

At this point I didn't even consider the rumor being real anymore.

I'm... a bit perplexed by it. Not happy about it being only the first game. But I like that they went with a lower price point. The remaster itself looks... it's a huge upgrade, but at the same time, it kinda looks worse than the original. It's a big improvement on a technical level, but the art direction looks all weird. It actually kinda looks like a fangame to me. Something you'd see on YouTube of some Unreal Engine prototype that makes people go "Nintendo, hire this guy!".

It's to be expected, I suppose. Switch games just don't look good. I assume it's because of how far behind the curve it is in terms of hardware, that developers just don't know how to make a good looking game anymore - or the tools they use can't really make something nice for such an underpowered system. Obviously I don't expect next-gen level graphics from it, but that to me is the only explanation for why Switch games always look worse than most games on previous HD consoles, and sometimes even non-HD ones. Dread was great but in cutscenes everything looked like a toy. Prime Remastered kinda looks like everything's made out of clay. I really hope their next console is a big upgrade.

huh??? Switch games don't look good? That's news to me lol. Switch games look great.

And it's the same graphics as the original but updated to be better. The art direction is the same. It's not like they changed the look of the game, they just cleaned up the graphics a bit. Such a confusing comment.