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Submitted by FernandoT 164d ago | opinion piece

Is a New Metroid Title Imminent?

Nintendo are notorious for winding up their fans and leaving franchises dormant for extended periods, but the Metroid series has upheld such a terrific standard throughout its history that it seems like only a matter of time until we see a new entry. And if recent events are anything to go off, that time could be closer than we think. (Nintendo DS, Wii U)

mikel1015  +   164d ago
I don't really think Samus being picked on during the Smash bros trailer has much to do with a new title coming eventually, but it does seem that Nintendo have been giving off a lot of signs that it's on their mind
AKR  +   164d ago
While on plain paper it doesn't seem that way; there are a ton of characters they could have picked. Bowser, King Dee-Dee-Dee and Rosalina are the best ones they could have picked, to emphasize how "little" Little Mac is; but they didn't.

There has been a lot of tell-tale signs that N is in the works of a new Metroid title and this is the latest tidbit. It's starting to add up.
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Dravidian  +   164d ago
It's a reference to Little Macs first SSBB appearance as an assist trophy. His height was compared to Samus' that time as well.
DEEBO  +   164d ago
strider is the new super metroid it's so good.
Realplaya  +   164d ago
Your comment makes no sense. You mean strider is trying to be like the old Metroid. See I fixed it for you.
Geekman  +   164d ago
Your trolling is bad and you should feel bad.
MaxwellBuddha  +   164d ago
The new Strider is great, but being side-scrollers is about the only thing the two have in common.

That said, I wouldn't mind at all having a new side-scrolling Metroid title with new Strider-like aesthetics.
T1125P  +   164d ago
Of course we will see a new Metroid game. But who's knows what console, Wii U or 3DS...I for one would like a full fledged 3D Metroid game on 3DS. I loved the prime series. Who knows what surprises Nintendo will have at E3...June is far away but can't wait :D
Geekman  +   164d ago
If anything, all hyped exclusives need to go to Wii U to get the console to sell more. Focusing too much on the 3DS and letting the Wii U struggle would be bad for the company. Even so, the idea of a 3DS Metroid sounds very intriguing....
CrossingEden  +   164d ago
Hopefully a new game that Team Ninja has NOTHING to do with, Other M was terrible.
TheSsus  +   164d ago
The proverbial sh*it stain on an otherwise perfect record. Loved the Prime trilogy.
fossilfern  +   164d ago
Wasnt team Ninjas fault. Blame Sakimoto.
MaxwellBuddha  +   164d ago
Team Ninja didn't write the story. That was done by the co-creator of Metroid himself, Yoshio Sakamoto.
DanManDantheMan  +   164d ago
This is speculation I'd like to read.
Geekman  +   164d ago
Some would say Nintendo not commenting on whether or not a new game is coming or not is them being jerks, but I actually admire it. It makes me look forward to the game more when it IS announced. There HAVE been little hints focusing on Samus for a while, so it's possible we have a new game coming. Keep in mind there were all sorts of tiny hints before Little Mac was confirmed for Smash Bros.
jcnba28  +   164d ago
A new Prime game on Wii U would look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
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CaptainN  +   164d ago
Whatever the next Metroid game will be called, one thing is for sure, it wont be called Prime. The Prime series was a trilogy and its now a closed chapter. They can pick up after the events of Prime 3, but it will have to have a new sub-name.

Lets not forget we still never got Metroid Dread so that title and story might just come back around at some point!

My personal guesses is it will be called something like Metroid Omega, or Metroid Alpha...something along those lines. But we all have to realize the Prime name will not carry over.
jcnba28  +   164d ago
Have you seen the end of Corruption at 100%? There is a pirate ship that follows Samus at the end so it could mean a continuation of the series.
CaptainN  +   163d ago
That is why I said they can pick up after the events of Prime 3....but the Prime story is over! The Metroid Prime aka Dark Samus is defeated...hence the Prime story is over. The new game will have a different name, but can continue from the ending of 3! And I believe the ending had a ship leaving the planet (being one of the Hunters) not a Pirate ship following Samus.
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Alex_Boro  +   164d ago
We need a new metroid.
ThatBlackDude187  +   164d ago
The article has a point
Locknuts  +   164d ago
We should be getting one instead of Tropical Freeze.
AKR  +   164d ago
Tropical Freeze has been complete for at least 2 months now; you really don't think they've started working on something else, or haven't been already working on something else alongside Tropical Freeze?
X1PS4WiiU  +   164d ago
We might find out e3 that retro has two teams...

Metroid and Zelda are two great e3 game reveals to stand against the opposition.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   164d ago
If it does,
I hope that it is not a prequel but a continuation of the story.

I also hope
that they don't try to find a way to shoehorn Metroids into the Storyline...

Everyone knows who Samus is by now.

Honestly-
I would love if they made a Splinter-Cell-Halo-Type game and just set me lose in that world with Samus' full & unique powers.
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