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Metroid Prime 4 Delayed Because Samus Is On Heroin

The much-anticipated sequel to the Metroid Prime Trilogy is pushed back after Samus does heroin.

Lord Waffle King, published February 6th 2019

The Nintendo Switch has been a runaway success thanks to its steady stream of quality content. Zelda, Mario, Smash Bros, and more have all graced the console, providing one classic Nintendo experience after another. But it looks as if the Switch may have hit its first bump in the road.

One of Nintendo's major franchises, Metroid, has hit an unexpected delay. Metroid Prime 4 development has come to a screeching halt, thanks to Samus' crippling heroin addiction. Yes, that's right.

Samus is on heroin. The iconic bounty hunter and femme fatale was hospitalized after a near fatal heroin overdose, and she seems to have no plans on seeking help, much to Nintendo's dismay. While they've been trying to help her through rehab, it's been an incredibly rough road, and she's already relapsed several times.

The only statement we could get

We attempted to reach out to Samus to get some news on if she would be returning to continue her work on Metroid Prime 4, but the statement and photo above was all we could get from her.

Nintendo has said work on Metroid Prime 4 would continue after development "reboots", but we have no clue what that means. Perhaps they'll find a leading actress that is not on heroin. We have no clue. We can only wait with bated breath for the next Nintendo Direct.

There is no date or even an idea for when the next Nintendo Direct may be. The ball is in Nintendo's court with this one. Metroid Prime 4 was previously slated for this year, but the date seems to be up in the air now.