Metroid Prime Trilogy could be getting a surprise release on June 19, according to a retailer listing which initially had spread the word of its existence.
The collection for Nintendo Switch has been in the rumors for quite a long time but never has been confirmed by the Japanese publisher.
Last November, it had been disclosed that the trilogy would be one of the two Metroid releases being in the works at the moment at Nintendo.
It had also been shared that the trilogy would have been ready for release anytime as work on it had been completed, but for some reason, Nintendo still wasn’t going to announce it.
Metroid Prime 4 has been delayed indefinitely due to a developer’s change after E3 2017, and Retro Studios are now developing it.
While a release so close to a formal announcement is something unusual, nothing seems impossible in the middle of the COVID-19 emergency.
Nintendo has already made it clear that it is hard to make announcements and launch games in 2020 because of the pandemic, forcing multiple developers from its studios to work at home right now.
This situation has led the latest Paper Mario game to be announced just two months before its official release, while a Pikmin 3 Deluxe is also said to be on its way for Nintendo Switch.
The plans for the Mario franchise’s celebration would also be scheduled for 2020, but that has still to be announced for the same reasons.
It has been mentioned that a Nintendo Direct presentation is not in the cards at the moment, for the reasons discussed above that would make it hard to work on the assets required, so in case players should expect individual reveals for the incoming games.
The Metroid Prime Trilogy mentioned at the retailer should be a straight port from the collection that had originally been launched for the Wii and then ported over the Wii U.
It includes Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and would at least cover the lack of FPS experiences on Switch, if real.