The rumors indicating the proximity of an announcement related to Nintendo's next generation are gaining strength. While that happens, the Japanese company is determined to give Switch the most spectacular closure possible. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a resounding success, Pikmin 4 is on its way, and 2 Super Mario titles will grace the holiday season. However, that might not be all.
An announcement of Zelda and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Remastered could be Nintendo's finale in 2023
During a show hosted by journalist and internet celebrity Jeff Grubb, some information was revealed that will undoubtedly interest Nintendo fans and Switch owners. Firstly, Grubb mentioned that the announcement and release of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Remastered could happen very soon, which is not surprising after the great reception the remaster of the first installment received, considered by many as one of the contemporary examples of how a remaster of this type should be done.
The original Metroid Prime has been remastered for Nintendo Switch!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 8, 2023
Explore Tallon IV from the perspective of Samus Aran & choose from new dual-stick controls, or more traditional ones.
Metroid Prime Remastered is out now on Nintendo eShop!https://t.co/2Bcpn6u4Ul pic.twitter.com/Z4GJQxawcd
Subsequently, Jeff Grubb revealed that there is an important surprise from Nintendo. Without going into details and making it clear that this is the information he has at the moment, he mentioned that there will be an announcement and release related to Zelda by the end of the year, but it has nothing to do with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which would rule out a DLC for this installment.
In that sense, it is inevitable to think about ports for Switch, such as the rumored The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. However, in a recent interview, Eiji Aonuma mentioned that the franchise's team is only thinking about the future and not the past, implying that there are no plans for re-releases at the moment.
Finally, Jeff Grubb pointed out that a Nintendo Direct could take place in September, and perhaps there we will learn about Nintendo's plans for the end of 2023.