Even during a pandemic, retailers leak new info on video games all the time, as is the case this week with the Metroid Prime Trilogy. This time around we have to thank Swedish retailer Inet for the leak as they posted a listing for a Nintendo Switch version of the game. What's more, the release date they have attached to it is June 19th, 2020. It doesn't take a lot of guesswork to figure out this was probably going to be one of the big announcements for Nintendo the week of E3 2020, if the convention had gone on and they had done their usual Nintendo Direct feed the day the event was to kick off. With the exception of the company just coming out and saying it, and barring any last-minute pushback from them in the light of COVID-19, it seems like it's pretty much a given we'll be seeing the game released in about four weeks time.
If you're not familiar with the game, this is the first three Metroid Prime titles (Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption) locked into one game, which was originally released clear back in 2009 for the Nintendo Wii. For the past few years, along with rumors of a new Metroid series and the work being done on Metroid Prime 4, there's been talk off-and-on about this particular game getting a re-release to go with the next game if and when it ever comes out. Aside from the fact that this is super awesome for Metroid fans to finally get their hands on it on a modern console, it gives hope that if they're putting this game out now, it could mean that MP4 is just around the corner for the holiday season. Maybe. Honestly, there's so much speculation about that game, it will be a miracle if it's finished before Nintendo makes their next console after the Switch.