Reggie Fils-Aimé spoke with Polygon regarding why Nintendo had decided to skip on Metroid Prime 4 at this years E3 presentation.
“We believe it is not fair to the fan to repeatedly tease them (fans) over time about a game. That’s why we tend to focus close in, typically in a six- to nine-month timeframe, and go deep in sharing content and information on a particular piece of content. But right now, for something that’s not launching in 2018, it just wasn’t the right time.”
Fans will likely have to wait until E3 2019 for any new information, unless Nintendo decides to showcase it in a future Direct. Either way, it’s evident that we are all a long way from seeing the game in any capacity.