Nintendo may be planning to re-release Metroid Prime for Switch as a standalone title rather than as part of a potential trilogy collection.
“I think that Nintendo will rerelease Metroid Prime 1 on Switch instead of Trilogy,” he said. “It has been working on this for years, and when I first heard, everyone (including me) assumed it was the Trilogy.”
He added: “Emily Rogers mentioned this, and I went back to look into it, and I think she’s right.”
Metroid Dread & Switch OLED hands-on video
Grubb previously claimed in July that the Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster for Switch was already complete and was awaiting release.
However, Rogers claimed earlier this month that Nintendo was working on a re-release of Metroid Prime for Switch which appeared to be separate from any potential trilogy plans.
“Last I heard, Nintendo was busy working on Metroid Prime 1 to celebrate the game’s 20th anniversary in 2022,” she wrote.
“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.”
Nintendo is planning to release Metroid Dread, the series’ first mainline 2D instalment in nearly 20 years, for Nintendo Switch on October 8.
Earlier this week, VGC published a Metroid Dread hands-on featuring footage and impressions from the first two hours of the game, played on the upgraded Switch hardware.