In June 2017, Nintendo announced that a remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus, released on Game Boy in 1991, was in development for its 3DS handheld and would be released later that same year. On the same day, the company revealed that Metroid Prime 4 was in development for its Switch portable console, and targeting 2018 for release. Fans rejoiced. Aside from Metroid Federation Force, a multiplayer-focused 3DS game published in 2016, the double-whammy announcement was the first Nintendo had spoken of single-player Metroid titles since 2010s poorly received Metroid: Other M for Wii.