Metroid Prime Remastered Physical Version Is Back In Stock

By | March 10, 2023

Update March 10, 2023: Physical copies of Metroid Prime: Remastered are out of stock at most retailers, but they’ve been going in and out of stock at Amazon. So that’s probably your best bet if you’re in the market for a physical copy. If it’s out of stock when you check, try again later and you may get lucky.

The physical version of Metroid Prime: Remastered has been tricky to get a hold of. The demand has so far seemed to have vastly exceeded Nintendo’s estimation of its popularity, leading to shortages of stock.

In response to the shortage, Nintendo of America has told Nintendo LifeWe will do everything we can to meet the strong demand for the product.”

Metroid Prime Remastered (Physical Version)

Metroid Prime Remastered (Physical Version)

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Metroid Prime Remastered (Physical Version)

Nintendo did the old shadow-drop trick and released Metroid Prime Remastered on the Nintendo eShop the same day the company announced the game. But if you prefer your Switch titles in physical form, you can grab it if you find it in stock.

Metroid Prime Remastered (Digital Version) Is Available on the eShop

If you enjoy having your games in digital format (to say nothing of getting access to it immediately), you can buy it on the Nintendo eShop right now.

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What is Metroid Prime Remastered?

Metroid Prime Remastered is a souped-up version of a game that originally came out on GameCube in 2002. This version has revamped dual-stick controls, but old-school gamers can opt to play with controls that mimic the non-dual-stick feel of the original if they so choose.

At its original launch, Metroid Prime was yet another instance of a classic 2D Nintendo series making its way to 3D in a way that was better than anyone could have reasonably hoped. All the hallmarks of the side-scrolling Metroids are here, including environmental puzzle solving, massive boss fights, and more — and it worked incredibly well in 3D.

You can check out our Metroid Prime Remastered review for more details and to see what our critic thought of it (spoilers: it’s a 10/10).

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