Watch the February 13th Nintendo Direct here

Watch the February 13th Nintendo Direct here

Data strings for Super Nintendo games discovered within the Nintendo Entertainment System app for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers last month have disappeared following its latest update.

As usual, Nintendo aren't saying much about what games will feature, except that there'll be "new details" on Fire Emblem: Three Houses and that it'll be around 35 minutes long - which is quite lengthy for a Direct.

I KNOW, right? What gives Nintendo?

"Although this is very regrettable we must let you know that the current development progress has not reached the standards we seek in a sequel to Metroid Prime series", senior managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi said in a video message.

One game we can safely assume won't be featured during today's presentation, however, is Metroid Prime 4.

"From this perspective, we have determined that the current development status of [Metroid Prime 4] is very challenged, and we had to make a hard decision as a development team".

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The brief description that came alongside the Nintendo Direct offered a few hints as to what people can expect. Finally, Nintendo will also be streaming the Direct on its website, and while it's only embedded the YouTube stream, you can head over there if you want to get the full Nintendo effect.

We've only seen a smattering of bits and pieces of the upcoming Fire Emblem game since learning of its existence, and we're still unsure when the game is even scheduled to debut.

We wonder if, based on these comments, Nintendo is keen to get Metroid Prime Trilogy out on Switch sooner rather than later.