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Submitted by jcnba28 626d ago | news

Metroid-Inspired Platformer ‘Reven’ Planned for Wii U Release

Varia Games has confirmed that ReVeN is being planned for a release on multiple platforms, including PC and Wii U. Described as a sci-fi shooter and 2D platformer game that’s heavily influenced by the Metroid series, ReVeN has players explore the caverns of an atmospheric and mysterious planet called XR-Keres. Players control SyRek, the last surviving autonomous android, who was adopted from a drone espionage program. SyRek can adapt to any combat situation using an energy divergence module and technological assimilation system. Click here to learn more about the project. (Reven, Wii U)

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BlackWolf  +   626d ago
Lovely!! It's been long since a 2d Metroid, maybe this will satiate my thirst. As I don't have a website, I could not post anything about this game. Hope the game gets on Wii U soon.
BlackWolf  +   626d ago
Edit: the only thing they need is someone who can make a more original design on the suit... it's a Samus Suit with a few retouches, basically.
GT67  +   626d ago
if VAria games can make this why in heck NINTENDO slacking on Contra?? i wanna buy Wii-U not for smash bro. Donky kong only R-type,Gradius would be welcome.
BlackWolf  +   625d ago
Ummm... I don't think I've grasped what you are trying to say, but both Contra and Gradius are owned by Konami, so Nintendo has nothing to do with those...
Loadedklip  +   626d ago
Inspired? ... more like cheap knock off.
Killzoner99  +   626d ago
It looks better than any Metroid game.
FANTA1180  +   626d ago
sorry but super METROID looks like it play a million times better than this , and for the a new game the animations looks like trash ..
BlackWolf  +   626d ago
hahahahaha.... no.
deafdani  +   626d ago
I was going to argue against your opinion, but then I saw your comment history and... wow, you're a sad, sad dude.

:(
fossilfern  +   626d ago
"Official Reven Alpha Gameplay (Video 2) "

Are people that thick headed ? Anyway I look forward to seeing more of this, its a shame we have to rely on other people to make a Metroid-esk game instead of Nintendo themselves.
herbs  +   626d ago
Lol someone who calls themselves Killzoner thinks a game with an all grey color palette looks good, it make sense...
(I know the new Killzone is actually colourful)
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Rubberlegs  +   626d ago
Just so everyone knows these are only alpha play test levels and not part of the actual game. The development is still very early, they mention in the youtube comments its been worked for only three months so far. Animations and its art work are going to look different and better over time.

I'm always down for Metroid style game so I'm looking forward to this.
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tehpees3  +   626d ago
Its nice to see indies being so nice to Nintendo. They must really like Nintendo's policies.
Kamikaze135  +   626d ago
The background looks like it's part of the foreground @_@
CandyFace  +   626d ago
I've been following the developers for quite some time now and this game is just getting better and better. Can't wait to see it release.
scissor_runner  +   626d ago
Great idea but please get a damn artist! 2d is 100% graphicly bound!
OsirisBlack  +   626d ago
Heck they took their name from Metroid games, I mean Samus does get the "Varia" Suit. Honestly I am surprised they aren't looking a t a lawsuit, they must have something going on with Nintendo as this is all pretty blatant.
GotHDGame  +   626d ago
Okay, the game looks great, BUT I am ready for an OPEN WORLD METROID type game. In fact I am getting a little tired of 2D games. Its like we took 7 steps forward and 4 steps back.

There is nothing wrong with 2D games. They have just been done a little too much the past few years. Its like 1997 all over again, just HD.

By the way I will buy this game.
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skipper  +   626d ago
You are 100% correct. If I wanted to play a 2D game that is AMAZING all I would do is simply download a game from the 90's.

The problem with that is, too many people who call themselves "gamers" get frustrated and angry with those games...The games that I beat OVER AND OVER AGAIN...Guess they need their hand held the whole way through.....there was no INTERNET back then....You had to BEAT THE GAME WITH NO HELP....Today, You sign in to Youtube and BAM there is the answer to the problem....REALLY? you guys are NOT gamers...you look up the solution to the problem and CONTINUE....So NO. Try playing any game with NO HELP...people keep getting more and more STUPID ... Best game of all time Zelda, Ocrarina of time....Try beating that with no HELP... If you have not played it, PLEASE DO NOT CALL YOURSELF A GAMER...WTH...PEOPLE CALL THEMSELVES GAMERS, HOWEVER HAVE NOT PLAYED THE BEST GAMES OF ALL TIME..WTH???
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IPLAY2  +   626d ago
WOW, OK. You are right, but what is up with the rant? I Agree totally, but dude chillax.
ifritAlkhemyst  +   626d ago
Ocarina of Time was a pushover. Now Majora's Mask. Beat that 100% without help. That's the true challenge, one I don't think I'd be able to do again.
herbs  +   626d ago
Both those games aren't that hard without help. I understand your rant and I agree but even in Ocarina of Time you had Navi giving you some hints so its not that great of an example. In the 80s kids like myself at the time were beating the original Metroid without help. I don't believe a single child under 10 on the face of the earth could do that now because they no longer have the attention span or imagination.
;(
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ifritAlkhemyst  +   626d ago
Come on Nintendo, I know you want to port Super Metroid to PC without using emulation. God, I would kill 100 adorable puppies to have Nintendo's back catalog on the PC.
ZeekQuattro  +   626d ago
The animations could use some work but the game looks great. At this point I'm used to games looking or borrowing other elements from others. If done right I have no quarrels with it. So far this game looks like a promising Metroid clone.

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