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NoA President Reggie Fils-Aime issued a statement, which ANYKEY Australia received this morning, regarding the recent announcement of Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch.

“We apologise to anyone misled by our recent E3 showcase” the NoA President stated. “We thought our mission at Nintendo was clear: Produce high quality, and fun experiences for our players, that don’t contain Metroid in the title. We hoped our last 2 joke releases, Other M and Federation Force, would reinforce that we have no intention of producing quality Metroid titles for our platforms. As such, it was conceived as a fun gag to announce Prime 4 at E3, knowing our players would be aware of our lack of actual interest in the IP. Of course this is not how it went down, and we once again apologise for any confusion.”

We’ll update this story with any new information, including but not limited to clarification on whether Metroid: Samus Returns is also a false announcement, or another comedy release, putting it in-line with Other M and Federation Force.

Satirical article, pls don’t sue.