Why isn't Nintendo making a Bigger Deal out of its Milestone 2021 Anniversaries?

GamesRadar+: "Animal Crossing, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda are celebrating big anniversaries, and their absence in the February 2021 Nintendo Direct felt strange."

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Rebel_Scum1212d ago

They only have so many studios. Jeez what are they working on already...Metroid 4, BotW2, Splatoon 3 as well as some ports and remasters. Some people think games grow on trees.

oof67811212d ago

Why waste time with that when they have games to announce. It's been about half a year since a direct.

DragonWarrior191212d ago

Anniversaries are nice sometimes but it's ridiculous to expect Anniversaries for literally everything. Mario, Sure. Zelda, of course. but I see twitter babies crying about F Zero, the franchise that has been very clearly long dead and Nintendo has no plans of going back to. Starfox? Why would Nintendo want to make another Starfox when you twitter kids scream and cry and yell for a new one and then you don't buy it? Anniversaries lose their wow factor if you celebrate then every year/five years.


Why a Survival Mode For The Next Animal Crossing Isn't as Wild as It Sounds

The Animal Crossing franchise may lean towards casual gaming, but it has laid the foundation for a future title to have a survival mode.

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Metroid For NES Could Be Inducted Into The Video Game Hall Of Fame

Other nominees include games like SimCity & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.

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OtterX92d ago

There are some good nominees in this list that are deserving to be inducted also, but I feel Metroid has had the most impact on the industry out of all of these. Look how Metroid influenced the evolution of the Castlevania games, and the "Metroidvania" subgenre of games have become a prevailing force in gaming today. Especially now, Metroidvanias are bigger than ever.

I can very much see Resident Evil being added later too, bc it really did popularize and define the survival horror genre. I would say that one is next in line.

ApocalypseShadow92d ago (Edited 92d ago )

Agreed. When I got my NES back then, I of course had Super Mario Bros. But I also got Double Dribble, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Rad Racer, Zelda and Metroid. Loved playing all of them over and over. But Metroid was so deep and the music was so other worldly, that that game has stuck with me to this day decades later.

Sure other awesome games came along like Contra, Castlevania, Mega Man, etc. But Metroid really hit that sci-fi fix. And the twist of finding out who was in the suit was one of those great moments in gaming history talking with other friends in the neighborhood that had the console that rushed to the end to find out for themselves.

Definitely deserves hall of fame like many other picks. Should have been inducted a long time ago.

Miraak82 91d ago

If any Metroid game should get the honor it should be Super Metroid , it's perfection in my eyes . 30 years later and I still feel it's the most epic shit ever .

OtterX90d ago

Yea, I agree that Super Metroid REALLY raised the bar on atmosphere and exploration, still in my Top 10 or 20 games of all time. The original Metroid did set a good framework, but Super Metroid perfected it in its first sequel. Since it's the only one up for vote, I'd still vote for the original Metroid bc it did establish a very good concept of gaming in a more primitive gaming era. But, you're absolutely right.

Chocoburger91d ago (Edited 91d ago )

The GBA remake deserves it or Super Metroid, the original was a very sloppy and rushed game programmed in 3 months and it shows.

If you've never played the remake, it's absolutely a must play, fixes basically every flaw in the game. Check out ExoParadigmGamer's comparison video.


Nintendo Select: 5 Switch Games That Deserve A Second Chance

VGChartz's Mark Nielsen: "The Nintendo Switch has been one Nintendo’s most successful systems ever, both measured by the number of units sold and the quality of its titles, but if there’s one thing this generation has been missing it would have to be the Nintendo Selects line, bringing existing titles that had paid their dues back at bargain prices. With the Switch now entering its twilight years, and there being few new titles in store for the foreseeable future, what better time could there be to bring back this tried-and-true tradition? While the actual realization of it may be doubtful given how rigid both hardware and software prices have become in recent years, that only gives us all the more reason to dream up a hypothetical lineup of our own.

For this article the specific focus will not be on those massive multi-million evergreens that the lineup would no doubt contain a few of to cement its value, but instead on games that for one reason or another fell short of their full potential the first time around and deserve a second chance to reach more players at an affordable price. Let’s get started."

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FinalFantasyFanatic99d ago

I really want Xenoblade Chronicles X on the Switch, can't believe that hasen't been ported. I'm playing Skyward Sword at the moment and I'm almost finished, but it's so long and the controls are so bad, even without motion. Astral Chain is fantastic though, they should make a sequel.