Our favorite bounty hunter and her series, Metroid, were surprisingly absent from yesterday's Nintendo Direct, and it is currently her 35th anniversary. This is why it stings.
Imo I think even Nintendo knows why they can't do a proper evolution of Metroid or release some new info, and that's because their several years old spec gaming device, with the Switch they will never reach the evolution leap like they did with Metroid Prime in the Gamecube, and since the Switch is selling, Nintendo is like: *Why we would it need a new gaming device with better specs?, since our consumers are buying our old thingy?, let's keep selling this thing * , also poor Platinum games with development of Bayonetta 3 pretty sure there are having lot's outcomes while developing this sequel with such limited hardware. Saw the Nintendo Direct yesterday, and daamnn! it kept coming to mind while watching that , we are in 2021 right?, oh well.
It's a franchise they know they can't do a cute side scroller with or something cell shaded like so it's probably the reason why they've held off for so long. They know cute looking side scrollers or something with a less demanding art style is easier to develop for than other things, it's probably why we'll never have a Zelda game that look like the the past console tech demos. Sad thing is, there will be a point where they won't be able to rely on these things forever before things get samey, even now watching that Nintendo direct from first to third party games, they started to look the same in places.
They probably figure it's easier to avoid toxic fan overreaction if they keep things simple and "samey." Can't really blame them, can we?
Nintendo likes to develop their games with a low budget. Hence, the company has focused on cartoon games that don’t require advanced hardware to run. It’s too bad a Metroid game that looks like this demo ( https://m.youtube.com/watch... won’t happen until XB1/PS4 hardware can be miniaturized into a cheaply produced handheld.
I can't help but put on my tinfoil hat in regards to those early reveals. I kind of feel like Nintendo, realizing they needed some big confirmations of upcoming titles to help push the Switch at launch, opted to roll out title cards on games they talked about developing/had handshake deals to develop...but didn't have firm plans in place for when development would actually begin. My tin foil hat is especially on display when I think "perhaps they didn't reboot the Metroid game, but rather that's when they actually started pre-production". It's just strange how, of the multiple games shown off with title cards to build up hype, not one of them has any kind of trailer to show nearly 4 years later. And though SMT finally showed off some kind of trailer, still nothing in-game has been shown off. Simultaneous worldwide release in 2021, but still no in-game footage has been seen. Just feels bizarre to think they all got announced & then they all coincidentally haven't made enough progress in nearly 4 years to have trailers or show in-game footage. Truly odd.
They rebooted the whole project just 2 years ago when it was given to Retro. I dont know why people are suddenly expecting news about it. It was being worked by Namco before that
I know, Onilink, and if it was just that one game then sure, one is not a pattern, and sometimes things like that happen...probably wouldn't think twice about it. And I concede that it could be that they truly did just fully reboot the project. But it, along with several other games, were shown off with title cards around the same time and none of them have anything to show for it almost 4 years later. And I concede that that, too, could just be coincidence. But it does seem a bit strange, at least to me.
So much potetional with this female character....yet Nintendo ignores her???
I love Splatoon and even I wasn't expected Splatoon 3 to be announced or shown before Metroid, I wanted Metroid it's been to long I can play still play Splatoon 2 and it feels fresh. I think Splatoon makes more money for Nintendo then Metroid ever did and that sucks because it means we get less Metroid if any. I'm glad Splatoon 3 was announced but I wanted Metroid.
Pretty much. Splatoon 1 did 5 million. Splatoon 2 is on its way to 12 million and counting. I think Splatoon 2 alone has outsold the entire Metroid franchise and I say this as a HUGE Metroid fan. Super Metroid Metroid Fusion Metroid Zero Mission Metroid Prime 1,2,3 Are some of my favorite games of all time but they just don't sell that well. It's 100% understandable why Metroid just isn't a huge priority for Nintendo.
I'd love a metroid 2d collection in the vein of mario all stars. And then a 3d collection with the prime trilogy. All of that could lead up to the release of prime 4. Is that really too much to ask for nintendo?
Exactly. A 2D collection would cost Nintendo basically nothing, and it would make them so much money. I mean, why not?
Or instead, a completely new 2D Metroid game. But Nintendo loves $60 ports.
As I watched the Nintendo Direct yesterday I kept looking at my Switch thinking to myself....welp I won't be using you for another year. That showing was absolutely pathetic. I didn't see a single game I want. Despite my opinion I'm sure most of those games will sell MILLIONS of copies because Nintendo knows who to market to and it sure as hell ain't people like me.
It was a good Direct for certain groups of people, but wow. It really neglected others, particularly the Metroid fans who have been begging for something. The nothing that came out of the Direct just hurt me as a Metroid fan, because it continues to show the lack of faith the company has in the franchise.
The development was rebooted barely 2 years ago. I dont understand why people are expecting Nintendo to have shown something already. Thats not how game development works. If they had shown anything at this point it would have been nothing more than a cgi trailer
Actually Nintendo is not aiming a certain market, there is reason why the Switch catapult in sales , and a specific market is not one of them imo.
Yes yet again no Metroid, to be honest expected to be disappointed. Always am from nintendo lately.
Agree! A Metroid collection on the Switch would do gangbusters. Another case of Nintendo hating easy money apparently and just ignoring their Metroid franchise. I'd also love to see an F-Zero collection (and new entry), but that's a whole other story, LOL.
A new Metorid game would be neat since I haven't played Metroid since the SNES days. I would even take a port of the Metroid Prime games I have never played them and they are on my radar.
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Wow you need to play them... The Prime trilogy is amazing! Controls are hard to get used to, but other than that they're incredible games. The Wii collection helped a lot with controls, thanks to the motion aiming. I so wanted them to release the trilogy for Switch... The only thing I was even remotely interested in was the new Mario Golf. Overall a very lackluster direct. And hardly any love for Zelda fans as well. Once again, I love Nintendo's games and systems. I hate the company behind them. They never seem to care about what fans want, only what will make them the most money.
I never played Skyward Sword I hear it's pretty good the Prime trilogy is on my list but the Gamecube games are getting up there in price. That's why I want Nintendo to port them to the Switch so I can save the cash I own SH3 on PS3 had to go that route because the PS2 port is stupid in price. Mario Golf I might grab, Saga Frontier I might also grab, Stubbs the Zombie is on my list to check out. But What I really wanted was a Zelda Collection like Nintendo did with Mario 3D Allstars I mean the Zelda Anniversary should be celebrated with a bang.
I said MP4 was going to be a cross gen game for Nintendo in the past. The game was teased 4 years ago. Went dark for about 2 years and then was yanked from Namco Bandai and given back to Retro Studios. Throw covid in the mix and the game never had a chance of releasing anytime soon. Not sure why they are sitting on the MP Trilogy though. Even Bayo got it's two games ported over and that another game thats in limbo.
When are we gonna get Metroid prime collection? 🤬🤬🤬
It always hurts to not see Metroid appear... sigh... one day
Next minute, it’ll be 2023 and released for the Switch 2.
I think New Metroid and Botw 2 will be show at New Nintendo Console. This 2 games will come Switch and New console. Like first Botw Wii U and Switch release.
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