Today, Shinya Takahashi, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Nintendo, appeared in a video updating fans on the development of Metroid Prime 4. Unfortunately, the development team have been having difficulties bringing the title up to the same standard as the previous games.
Nintendo have made the difficult decision to completely restart development of the anticipated sequel from the ground up. This time development will receive aid from Kensunke Tanabe, producer/co-producer of the original games, as well as Retro Studios. This does mean that the game will take much longer to release, though seeing how much care is going into the development, I’m sure it will be worth the wait!