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Submitted by s8anicslayer 680d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Can Solve All Its Wii U Problems With Metroid

Gameinformer - It's no secret that Nintendo hasn't been as financially successful these last few months as it has been historically. In order to help the beloved company turn things around, let me propose a solution to its financial struggles: Metroid. Hear me out on this. (Metroid, Wii U)

TruthbeTold  +   680d ago
While I agree that sticking with consistent releases can help if marketed right, Metroid Prime kind of killed the series momentum after 1 with number two, which was just way too hard for some people. Then 3 came out after many had written the series off, but it still sold better than 2. Finally, after regaining a little bit of momentum with Prime 3, they released Other M, a forced effort to try and take the series away from what people had grown accustomed to.

Instead of a new game or trilogy that kept and built on the Prime mechanics, and found a way to integrate a vs FPS multiplayer mode, they fled from all of it completely.

Now we have Wii U, where such a game would be more expensive than ever for them to develop, and they can't really test the waters with an HD remake because they released the Trilogy collection not long ago at all.

And so we have Retro, releasing another new Donkey Kong game and taking 3 years to do it... A great game that I look forward to owning. But it says a lot about Nintendo's current set of circumstances. They have to go after the sure money right now.
kirbyu  +   680d ago
I bet Nintendo's wishing they had made a Metroid 64. The HD remake could've been that.

I agree with you, I'm really looking forward to getting Tropical Freeze, played it at Best Buy today.
MoveTheGlow  +   679d ago
Okay, that is a good argument. MP2 was tough - I loved that game, but yeah. I always thought 3 killed the series with all the (living) other characters, setting the stage for the Other M debacle. Fusion and Zero Mission were as good as it's been so far to me - if only they'd just make a new one in that format! Maybe a new 3ds sprite-based side scroller, or a much higher-res one on WiiU.
herbs  +   680d ago
^^ can't argue with that ^^
kirbyu  +   680d ago
Me either.
kirbyu  +   679d ago
New Metroid that doesn't suck and a Kirby FPS.
Locksus  +   679d ago
Why is Kirby so cute?
MoveTheGlow  +   679d ago
A Kirby first-person sucker? I still dream of a day where I hear the words "Kirby's Dream Course 2," but I'm weird like that.
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   679d ago
Retro we all want Metroid Prime 4
Hicken  +   679d ago
But has Metroid really ever been that big of a title for them? Seems like Zelda and Mario are the two big franchises, and others like Metroid are distant thirds.
bigchad  +   679d ago
I believe the same thing! I remember years ago when i had a PS2. It had been a while since i got a new game for it so i went to the store to buy a new game. While i was looking in the PS2 section, not much really appealed to me. So i started looking in another section. It just happened to be the Game Cube section. I was like what is this? I had never seen the Game Cube before. Then i saw the games and the one i was instantly attracted to was Metroid Prime. The original NES Metriod was always one of my favorites. Then the more i looked other Game Cube titles drew me in like Smash Bros Brawl. Soul Calibur 2, Time Splitters 2, and even a quirky new ip Pikmin. needless to say after seeing Metroid Prime I spent my whole paycheck. I bought a game cube and wavebird wireless controller and all those games that same day. if it wasnt for Metriod Prime I would have never had a Game Cube. I believe a new Metriod game for Wii U can do the same to get other people to buy a Wii U.
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BattleAxe  +   679d ago
What about some new IPs?
GT67  +   679d ago
?? why not re-do ALL SNES portfolio instead only Mario,zelda,metroid for wii-U let the damn thing be SNES 2
everyone be happy again.
solidworm  +   679d ago
lol no.....
mydyingparadiselost  +   679d ago
I'm a long time Metroid fan and I've been salivating at the thought of a new game. All the Prime games ( even the harder Prime 2) were awesome but I think the N needs to go a different direction with the series again. Other M wasva flawed game but something along those lines could be great if it's done right, emphasis on the IF.
Hadoukameha  +   679d ago
Starfox, Metroid, Kid Icarus, Earthbound, F-Zero, and SMRPG 2 would make it the most successful system ever; just get every franchise on the thing and everyone will have to buy one, period.

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