Jeff Grubb Pays "The Ultimate Price" For Metroid Remaster No-Show

Metroid Prime remasters were, in fact, not announced over the holiday season, and that means industry analyst and journalist Jeff Grubb has paid "the ultimate price".

Published: December 28, 2022 11:26 AM /


Samus looking over her shoulder in Metroid Dread

As much as we wanted it to be true, it turns out that no Metroid Prime remasters were announced for the Switch over the holiday period. As a result, industry journalist and personality Jeff Grubb has paid what he calls "the ultimate price" shedding his famous long locks of hair.

Metroid Prime remasters have long been rumored within the industry. It's a no-brainer, after all; with Metroid Prime 4 presumably still in development, remasters of the first three games would be a great way to whet appetites for Samus' first-person return. Journalist Jeff Grubb, however, went one step further, suggesting that Metroid Prime remasters would be announced by Nintendo in time for the 2022 holiday season.

Unfortunately for Grubb, this didn't materialize. However, Grubb was so confident that remasters would be revealed for the Switch that he pledged to cut off his hair if he was wrong. Now, he's done just that, stating on Twitter that the decision was made in order to "pay the ultimate price for Metroid".

A screen that says "Metroid Prime 4 in development for Nintendo Switch"
Sorry, Metroid Prime fans. This is still all you've got to go on right now.

You can see clips of Grubb cutting his hair over on his Twitch channel. He sits in a chair looking penitent and contrite, helplessly watching as his trademark flowing locks are mercilessly shaved from his head. It's like watching something from Game of Thrones, only instead of people's heads, it's Grubb's hair.

Following the brutal shearing, Grubb posted a tweet simply saying "don't fuck up, kids". The tweet was accompanied by a picture of the newly-shorn Grubb wearing a Giant Bomb hoodie and looking for all the world like he doesn't know what to do with his face anymore. Luckily, he's still got his facial hair. Can you imagine a world without that? It doesn't bear thinking about.

Here's hoping that we hear more about potential Metroid Prime remasters sometime soon. Every month that goes by with no Metroid Prime news drives another stake into the hearts of franchise fans worldwide. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for if (and hopefully when) that glorious day does arrive.

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