After years of rumours, Metroid Prime Remastered has finally come to Nintendo Switch. The game's now available worldwide both physically and digitally, and all the details you need on how to get your hands on it for the best price (including a discount on the digital version) can be found below.
Update: Stock of the physical version appears to be selling out much quicker than your usual standard Switch release, perhaps suggesting lower-than-usual numbers being provided to retailers. If you're really keen on owning the game physically, we'd urge you to get an order in as soon as possible.
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Buy Metroid Prime Remastered (Physical) In The US
In the US, Metroid Prime Remastered's physical version launched on 22nd February 2023. Here's where you can order a copy:
Buy Metroid Prime Remastered (Physical) In The UK
The game is also now available in Europe. Here's where you can get it for the best price:
Get 5% Off The Digital Version Of Metroid Prime Remastered
If you can't wait for the physical game to arrive in stores, you can always opt to simply download the game right now from the Switch eShop. The game costs $39.99 / £34.99 to buy digitally, so make use of some of our discounted eShop credit to save some pennies.
Use NLIFE5 when buying any of the following vouchers to get 5% off your eShop credit, which you can then use to buy Metroid Prime Remastered!
Other Metroid Games On Switch
Of course, Metroid Prime Remastered isn't the only game of the series available on Switch. If you haven't checked out Metroid Dread yet, we highly recommend you do!
Will you be buying the game physically, or are you already diving in with an eShop download? Let us know in the comments.
That ShopTo price looks pretty good. Can anyone vouch for it? Never used them before.
@MS7000 They're as reputable as anyone else. Gamecollection, Shopto, Base all good really.
@MS7000 they have been great when I’ve ordered from them
The box art looks incredible. So good. Both.
@quinnyboy58 @Zisssou Perfect. Thought as much, but always reassuring when someone else has tried before. Will probably put in an order later.
@MS7000 I've used them personally too and never had any problems 🙂
I got my order in.
Tempting though it was to buy digitally, I'd rather have a physical copy handy to share.
Another cursed monkey paw moment from Nintendo.
Metroid Prime! Yay! Dropping today! Yay!
But not the trilogy? One game £35?
Oh ok, well I guess I'm happy... Just not as happy as I expected to be.
@MS7000 I believe they're reputable, but the only purchase I've made from them is credit, but I didn't have any problems with my purchase.
Where to buy Metroid Prime Remastered?
I'm guessing the same place I go for all of my other video games.
@Wheatly People have been posting side-by-side graphics comparisons and it looks a lot nicer than just the straight Trilogy port they would have given us otherwise. I really want Prime 3 with button controls though.
Pre-ordered with ShopTo. Can't remember the last time I pre-ordered a game, it's been a good while
Phew. Still $40 for the physical release. Highly tempted to preorder, but I. Will. Not. Cave. Yet....
Hmm Amazon has it shipped Feb 13th? Just placed my pre-order though. I have this in the trilogy on the U, but never played too much of it due to the controls.
Yes, used them lots. Excellent site. Got my switch from them
Ahhh nice, Shopto coming through with the low price. I pre order all my games from them and they always deliver in time or even a day earlier.
Wish this came with a steelbook though
Pre-ordered! I very nearly went for digital so I could play sooner but I knew I'd regret it. MP has been my all time favourite game since it released, there was never going to be a way I wasn't buying this.
@ActionPanther A steelbook would've been sweet
@Wheatly At least it’s a budget game as far as Nintendo games go. £30 for this remaster vs the full £65-70 Sony are charging for TLoU Part 1 which is a remaster on the same scope as this (same game under the hood with new models, textures, lighting)...at least they’re not being too egregious with it. I was expecting it to be £50 which would have been a joke.
Wish we got the rest of the trilogy but this is a really nice update, they’ve done a great job with it. £30 is a fair price for the quality on show, but I would have rather paid £50 for all three
Probably need to hold off till all three games are in a Trilogy compilation.
@ArcticEcho I can entirely accept the idea that there is enough here to warrant £35 for some and especially if you haven't already played it.
I felt £25 was about the right spot before I saw the price because I was working on the trilogy for £60.
As I said on another article, if they had released the trilogy for £105 (£35 each effectively) then I think most people would feel pretty unhappy with that.
@larryisaman oh The Last of Us part 1 is one of the worst attempts at ripping off a fan base ever. I know, I was stupid enough to buy it 😂
£25 was my sweet spot for this, that said I'll almost certainly buy it anyway...
Snapped the ShopTo order just in case. Waiting on TGC to put theirs up. I'm glad this wasn't limited to Nintendo's store.
£17.99 for Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U eshop for another 6 weeks.
Yeah, I know that version’s not remastered in HD, and it’s not portable.
But it’s half the price of MPR for all 3 games…
@Wheatly I think you are right. Seems worth £25 as clearly they have done a lot of work to it. That said, I just preordered with Shopto for £29. I'm concerned that the physical will only be a limited run. Seems worth the extra 4 quid for that.
@gaga64 Eh. I already own it there but have hardly played it. Looks very rough on modern TVs and I can't stand the control scheme.
Seems worth the extra cash for the convenience of having the game portable and the work they have done to it.
I will gladly wait two weeks for a physical copy at no extra charge.
Nice for people who don't have a GameCube, Wii, Wii U, or just want to play the remaster.
If Sony can charge £70 for the Last of us which is on it's 3rd generational port, Nintendo can charge £30/40 for a HD Remaster of a 2002 game.
@Jey887 Same here, I started replaying it a few weeks ago and it did not age well.
I can't say no to a Metroid Prime release. The fact that they upped the performance, visuals, audio and controls is worth the $40. Easy day 1 buy here
I have pre-ordered. After watching the comparison video I am very excited!
Placed preorder today on Amazon (North America) and it shows Feb 13th release date. Wonder if that’s legit….
I am compelled to import the Japanese version, which matches the cover for my Gamecube original.
I'll wait to see if Amazon UK get it, which they probably will. Not there yet though
@metroidprimed yeah, I noticed that as well. Gotta believe Amazon got that incorrect. I was hoping for all three Primes, but I doubt I’d finish them all before TOTK. Looking forward to playing this in the dark with headphones and being teleported back to 2002.
I’m thoroughly enjoying this remaster. I balked a bit about the price, but after firing it up, and experiencing the upgrade, I can appreciate the work that went into this remaster. I would pay another $40 for each Prime they choose to remaster. I’m not trying to fanboy or anything, but I really am that impressed…and I’ve played the original too many times to count.
@Zisssou how do they sell games at prices lower than everyone else though that's why I've never bought anything from them it sounds too good to be true
Looks like a U$19 today standards....not U$39.
Nintendo can't be rewarded for this kind of pricing scheme. Although Metroid Prime is my FAVORITE GAME OF ALL TIME I'm not buying it at $40. The last time I bought the trilogy on Wii U (digital) it was on sale for $9.99. I understand effort went into remastering, but come on Nintendo!
I will wait and see if Walmart sells the physical copy at a discount ... $30 is my absolute maximum for this game despite it's awesomeness and despite it being my most wanted game on Switch. I can still play on Wii U so it's not like I'm hurting for Metroid Prime gameplay.
@Would_you_kindly it's not too good to be true, I've bought games from them multiple times and they always arrive either the day of release or the day after. I'm sad about missing the My Nintendo Store pre-order bonuses but I won't pay their premium for a bunch of crap that cost them pennies to make.
Is there any chance the physical edition will be time limited and pulled from the market soon?
I have the feeling that they are not going to port the other 2 games, making my switch colection incomplete at the end 😖
Had to order it from Hit/Base as Shopto went out of stock. Not surprising going at that price.
What happened to 10%???
Earlier it was sold out on ShopTo but I checked just now and it's back so I pre ordered straight away. I feel like there won't be many copies of this physically.
@Wheatly this isn't a simple a port
I'll be interested if and when they shadow drop Metroid Prime 2 Remastered, and then Metroid Prime 3 Remastered. Maybe they'll establish a pattern of like every 6 months they release the next game, and then bam, 6 months after Metroid Prime 3 they finally release Metroid Prime 4.
The Amazon page says Temporarily out of stock. And the Best Buy page says coming soon. So i guess Amazon and Best Buy are a no go.
I had a Best Buy preorder then cancelled it so I could preorder from Amazon and just get it delivered and I saw the supposed earlier release date. Now Amazon says it is out of stock and my Amazon order says they will email me when they have a delivery date. Hopefully I still get it at least on the 22nd.
As of now, TheGameCollection and Amazon UK are both showing preorders available. Amazon is £34.99 (payment on dispatch) and TheGameCollection is £29.95 (payment on preorder). Happy hunting.
On the back of this TheGameCollection give you points to take money off a future order
Anything you pre-order this month you also get an extra £5 back in points after dispatch.
@Would_you_kindly no overheads of shops and staff I guess. Just cheaper to ship it from the warehouse. Also the cost price of a game is a lot lower than that of RRP. I used to work in a music shop and I’d be buying stuff a good 30% less.
Pre-orders have just opened on My Nintendo UK Store.
@Tyranexx I mean... is it caving if you were already going to buy it?
I do want to get the game physically but I am just a little disappointed that it wasn't the trilogy like I was hoping it would have been. So atm I can't justify myself just getting the Remaster on it's own.
@B_Lindz Maybe "gradually caving"?
I haven’t used ShopTo as their store won’t accept my debit card for some reason, but I highly rate The Game Collection. Preordered about 8 games there in the last 6 months, they’ve always arrived on release day (or the day before), plus they’ve often had an extra £5 of reward points on preorders (I used them to get about £20 off my preorder of Tears of the Kingdom 💕). Recently I ordered a second hand game but turns they didn’t have stock, and their customer service people were very nice and sorted me out with some reward points to get a bit of money off a new copy of the game instead. Much better experience than the Amazons of the world! I’ll order my copy of Metroid Prime there once I get my reward points for preorders of Theatrhythm and Octopath 2 🥰
@Jimmy_G_Buckets They didn't up the performance, the original game also runs at 60 fps.
@MS7000 Yep they're excellent, but they sold out at that price days ago.
Gotta get that Asian version for the artwork.
@YANDMAN No worries, got my pre-order in the same day as my first comment. Out of curiosity though, ShopTo is still showing at the £29.85 for pre-order when I go through to them?
TheGameCollection has the best price in UK plus £5 in points for your next purchase. By far the best deal.
I can also vouch for The Game Collection. They are giving £5 in reward points on every pre-order until the end of Feb making it the cheapest place in the UK to pick it up.
I have a copy pre ordered at Amazon but so far it appears it will be delivered between late April or Early May. Wonder whats going on with Amazon that they don't seem to be doing a lot of games to be shipping on the day of. Anyways I'll still keep the pre order as I have other games tying me over.
@MS7000 Oh, they must of sourced more.
Grabbed my copy today (pre-order from EB Games). Cover is reversible and it's the alt image shown in the banner image embedded at the beginning of the article. Nice little perk.
Wish there was a manual, like I do for every other physical copy Nintendo Switch game but I digress.
Reading the comments a lot of people think the price is too high but I’m here bummed that a physical copy is already sold out in the US. 😐
I’m glad I caught the Nintendo Store preorder and that is at least on its way. I messed up by canceling my Best Buy preorder and trying to get it from Amazon. After that I briefly had a GameStop preorder that I canceled when the Nintendo Store preorder was available because I decided to trust that more.
I couldn't find any American retailers with pre-orders available after it was announced, so I just went with Playasia. I don't mind the additional wait for shipping from overseas, and I prefer the Japan cover art anyway.
I prerordered on Best Buy, was able to pick up release day.
It's been a week and still can't find anything. Amazon pre-order still isn't budging, and I couldn't find any copies locally in any stores. It's kind of impressive they understocked this so much. I'm still waiting for the physical.
@Altaria_97 Less than an hour after posting this I got lucky and found it for store pickup at Best Buy. Says it'll be at the store on the 7th so I'll snag it after work and the gym. Very stoked.
Target.com restocked 3/5/2023 in the wee hours of the morning. Amazon restocked 3/6/2023. (still in stock) Hope everyone was able to get one!
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