Nintendo’s Smash Bros. franchise typically features characters from games that are playable on the company’s consoles (typically), which is why when Nintendo announced that Joker from Persona 5 would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, many were surprised. It also seemed to hint that Persona 5 could be coming to the Switch.
Ever since Metroid Prime 4 was announced back at E3 2017, many have wondered about the state of the game. Back in November last year, Nintendo announced that the game was well into its development, hinting that we could learn more about a possible release date soon. Unfortunately fans will need to wait a bit longer.
We know that Nintendo is very interested in creating games for mobile, a narrative that was different several years ago when the company was largely against mobile gaming. Now thanks to recently discovered trademark filings, it appears that Nintendo is interested in bringing more franchises onto mobile.
Last year during E3 2017, Nintendo announced and confirmed that a new Metroid game in in development in the form of Metroid Prime 4. However fast forward to today, Nintendo seems to have kept mum on any kind of Metroid-related announcements, and updates on the status of the game were missing from Nintendo’s presentations this year.
Actress Brie Larson is currently set to play as superhero Captain Marvel in the upcoming movie, also by the same name, come 2019. However it turns out that Larson has her eyes set on other heroes as well, namely Samus of Nintendo’s Metroid franchise. This was revealed when Larson dressed up as Samus for Halloween.
The first season of the animated series based on Konami’s Castlevania has been released on Netflix, and a second season has also been confirmed. However it seems that the show’s producer has plans beyond just animating Castlevania and is also interested in making animated adaptations of other video games, namely Metroid.