Been sitting on this one for awhile
As you no doubt know, rumors of Metroid Prime Remastered’s existence have been around for years now. The rumors have been flying about almost as long as the Switch itself! Now that the game is finally out and the rumor is confirmed, those same fans have been wondering just how long Nintendo was sitting on the game.
While we may never know the definitive answer, we do have a little bit of insight. It’s been discovered that the German Ratings Board has a listing for Metroid Prime Remastered, but they’ve been sitting on it for quite awhile. The listing shows that Metroid Prime Remastered was originally rated over 18 months ago!
Now whether Nintendo planned to release the game 18 months back or not is up for speculation. You’d have to think that both the delay of Metroid Prime 4 and COVID led to all sorts of calendars changes, and Metroid Prime Remastered was likely included in that. All that matters now is that the game is finally available!