although neat if true, i personally have no use for this—i'm perfectly content with the originals, and i actually need to get back to playing prime 1 (i'm liking it, but it doesn't really grab me the same way super metroid does, hence why it's on hold)
i do have at least one friend who's been waiting for this trilogy to drop on switch, though, so i hope it's real for his sake
I enjoy the original versions and the trilogy versions in different ways. The originals are great because of the GameCube control scheme, difficulty and sequence breaks in almost every room like Super Metroid although some criticism I can lobby towards it is some of the poorly designed fights for the GameCube controls.
The trilogy version is good because it’s a visual overhaul that helped the first 2 fall more in line with how MP3 worked and the motion control scheme is probably the definitive way to play all 3 despite me preferring the GC control scheme. The trilogy version runs smoother, has great controls, some nice bonus content like the Fusion Suit and has replay ability in the way of credits to spend on OSTs and concept art which I thought was a smart way to lengthen the game.
The Switch remaster is something I want primarily because it’ll be similar to the GC control scheme while running at a very smooth frame rate with much more beautiful environments and updated sound bites (as much as I love the games, a lot of the sounds don’t really hold up well, the power beam sounds rough as hell). There’s also the possibility of Echoes finally getting online multiplayer compatibility given the multiplayer component is there although it was local only when it was first released. Still though, local multiplayer using the joycons wouldn’t be the worst either.
Prime 1 imo is the weakest instalment in the trilogy, while most put corruption on the bottom of the 3 I think it’s deserving of second place but it doesn’t come close to Echoes. Prime 1 has way too much backtracking, scarce and uninteresting bosses that last WAY too long aside from the final boss (fucking 20 minute fight with one of the bosses on the highest difficulty because his RNG likes to go for the one unpunishable move 90% of the time) practically 0 difficulty aside from the segment to power bomb (which is a fucking landslide in difficulty holy shit) and an annoying as balls scavenger hunt. Echoes suffers from the scavenger hunt problem as well but as soon as you acquire the dark visor you can literally acquire over half of them and they’re easy to find because you can find their outline in the normal dimension.