Nintendo has plans to announce new partnerships with third-parties, perhaps similar to Metroid: Other M.
This should turn out to be the best thing Nintendo could do right now.
Uh oh! Nintendo is bringing out the big guns now. All they ever needed was more, decent, 3rd party support. If done currently, Nintendo can own next generation (probably not this round, with the WiiU). Right now, as it stands; Nintendo is too isolated within it's own 'comfort zone' (1st party this & 1st/2nd party that).
Wow looks like Nintendo is going back to it's kick ass days.
Eternal darkness sequel. M rated. No waggle controls. Nintendo back to being relevant with the crowed that grew up. Just a dream though.
For now. ;)
I'll just stick with my NES thanks....
Nintendo is doing all it can to bounce back from the joke that the Wii has become... Leave the soccer moms and grandparents out of it, they aren't TRUE gamers. Because if everything they bought dictates what the Wii U will be getting... then the console will be DOA to ACTUAL gamers!
Keep third parties away from Nintendo franchises. Other M was a disaster. The only good crossover with a thirdparty was Square and Nintendo in Super Mario RPG. Still, it seems like Nintendo is returning to the days of the SNES.
what about retro studio that handled Donkey Kong country they did pretty well?
retro studios are tread party
retro studios aren't third party
Minish cap was awesome too.(Capcom) The Oracle of ages/seasons were good zelda games as well. Then you have the prime trilogy from metroid by retro(unless they don't count.)
While I agree with your feelings on Other M, keep in mind that people mostly hated the story, not the gameplay and the story was written by Sakamoto (the man who has been in charge of Metroid for years), not anyone at Team Ninja. That game sucked more so because of him, not the dev team. Don't forget that Sega helped with F-Zero GX and they outsourced Mario Strikers Charged and Luigi's Mansion 2 to Next Level Games. They've experimented and now they're expanding.
Loved other M. what were you smoking?
Whatever was not making me look at the awfully scripted and poorly acted cutscenes for that lame excuse for a "dramatic" story. Or perhaps having auto aim controls while navigating a 3D plane with a D-pad and having to switch to pointing the Wii remote at the screen to shoot missiles (which incapacitates me). Or maybe I was just peeved when I was given my heat resistant suit only after clearing the lava level. Yeah, those are reasons everyone cites, but they're valid reasons to be critical regardless. Whether or not anyone likes Other M, I can't see how anyone was not able to find flaws in it.
I was always just meh about Metroid until Other M. Starfox was my Nintendo space game of choice
Nintendo knows that even though they had a successful console in the Wii they probably could have tripled their user base if they just had some of those great third party games they missed out on. Mass Effect, Bioshock, Assassin's Creed just to name a few. They won't make that mistake again.
The stars might be aligning for a very impressive Nintendo showing this June. I have a hunch that Nintendo will stun people. Nintendo seems very serious about appealing to the core.
OH SNAP! bring it on! They bout to drop a Bob-omb at E3!
I'm telling people now, a Nintendo console with competant online, strong 3rd party support on par with competitors, along with all of Nintendo's 1st party franchises would be an absolute monster. If Wii U releases with these factors combined, at a decent price, that year head start could seriously cripple Microsoft and Sony.
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