Metroid Prime 4, Pokémon for Switch Are Still a Long Ways Off

Nintendo’s earning release is out now, and it has some bad news for people hoping we’ll see Metroid Prime 4 and Pokémon on Switch sometime soon.

Metroid Prime 4 and Pokémon for Switch were announced by Nintendo at E3 2017. However, we didn’t actually see anything from either game. What we got were announcements that they were coming, and a whole lot of no information. Still, some had hoped we wouldn’t have to wait too long to get our hands on these highly anticipated games. Looks like that isn’t going to happen.

Nintendo’s earning release came with a supplementary section that laid out all upcoming releases. At the bottom is Pokémon and Metroid Prime 4. While Pokémon may launch in 2018, Nintendo leaves that window open by suggesting it may come later. Metroid Prime 4, however, doesn’t even have a year associated with it, which suggests that the game is still in the early stages of development.

While disappointing, it’s not all bad news for Switch fans. The report confirmed that Fire Emblem, Yoshi, and Kirby for Switch are all set to release sometime in 2018. In addition, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which many thought would be delayed, is still set to launch holiday 2017 across all regions. So, while we wait for Pokémon and Metroid Prime 4, we’ll still have lots to play.