In today’s Nintendo Direct, Metroid Prime Remastered was shockingly dropped on the Nintendo Switch eShop immediately after the presentation ended. But, with only one short trailer, fans may be wondering just how substantial this remaster is. Well, thanks to GameSpot, you can look at the GameCube original and the Switch remaster side-by-side to get a good look at how substantial the upgrades are.

Metroid Prime Remastered is available on the Switch eShop right now for $39.99 USD. A physical release will drop in 2 weeks, on February 22nd, 2023.


There’s two more other videos showcasing the different versions of the game as well, and you can find them both below.

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1+ y ago

They are really doing this game a disservice by calling it a remaster. This goes waaaayy beyond what a remaster would do. Every asset has been completely remade, and not just with a higher polygon count. All the models and environment assets have been more reimagined than remastered. This is more like what BluePoint did with Demon's Souls on the PS5. Same game under the hood, but every single aspect of the visuals have been completely redone.