A fan-made Metroid Prime mod allows us to play the classic released on Nintendo GameCube several years ago, at very high definition and with new textures and lighting .
After the success of the recent Metroid Dread (you can buy it on offer on Amazon ), Samus Aran seems to be back in the spotlight.
After all, MercurySteam’s game achieved an unthinkable result for the series, becoming the most popular game ever.
Also true that, despite being in the works. Metroid Prime 4 development may be further behind than we could imagine.
Now, as also reported by VGC colleagues, a new Metroid Prime mod set up by fans adds support for 4K resolution plus much more .
Created by Samus Prime and Team MPR, the new mod – called MPR Phaze 1 – requires players to have a copy of Metroid Prime on GameCube or Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii.
The mod uses an ad hoc version of the Dolphin emulator and includes handmade custom HD textures , revised and corrected maps and a lighting system set up for the occasion.
The team argues that since the mod does not include any assets created by Nintendo, it is absolutely legal.
A video of the game shown above shows significantly improved graphics compared to the classic SD versions of the game released several years ago for the GameCube and Wii.
Who knows if Nintendo will decide to one day really release the Metroid Prime Trilogy also on the Nintendo Switch, perhaps with a strong graphics sector.
Recall in any case that a few months ago Metroid Prime 4 popped up within another video game, which would still give us hope for news to come.
But not only that: have you read that the recent version 2.1.0 of Metroid Dread adds 3 new modes that are very difficult to complete?