Metroid: Other M, Sin & Punishment 2 delayed

Nintendo pushes Team Ninja's take on Samus back to August 31, while Treasure shooter sequel slips to June 27; downloadable PhotoDojo, Earthworm Jim, and Bit.Trip Runner also dated.

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With the sheer number of release dates Nintendo announced at its February media event in San Francisco, the odds were good that one or two of them would change. The publisher today confirmed that a pair of those titles has been delayed, and unfortunately for gamers, it's two of the most anticipated titles on the Wii release slate: Metroid: Other M and Sin & Punishment: Star Successor.

Gamers will have to wait a little longer to get Team Ninja's take on the Metroid series.

The Team Ninja-developed Metroid: Other M had been set for June 27, but Nintendo has pushed that date back to August 31. The first original Metroid title to be developed for the Wii, Other M is a sort of amalgamation of the sci-fi action series. The game takes place in 3D, like the Metroid Prime trilogy, but scraps those games' first-person perspective in favor of a third-person view more along the lines of the original NES and Super Nintendo Metroid games.

The June 27 release slot won't be left open, as Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is taking that date, sliding back a few weeks from its previously expected June 7 launch. A sci-fi shooter of a different stripe, Star Successor sees twitch gaming developer Treasure revisit its original Nintendo 64 game from 2000, which didn't see release outside of Japan until Nintendo added it to the Wii's Virtual Console catalog in 2007. Like the original game, Star Successor is an on-rails shooter with cooperative play and an emphasis on massive bosses.

"You got your Sin in my Punishment!" "You got your Punishment in my Sin!"

Nintendo also doled out release dates for a handful of downloadable WiiWare and DSiWare titles today. The camera-compatible fighting game PhotoDojo was confirmed for May 10, with Nintendo offering the game for free for its first month. Starting June 11, gamers will be able to download it for 200 DSi points ($2). A full list of the downloadable release dates follows below.

May 10
Photo Dojo--DSiWare--Nintendo
Earthworm Jim--DSiWare--Gameloft

May 17
Bit.Trip Runner--WiiWare--Aksys Games
Looksley's Line Up--DSiWare--Nintendo
Frogger Returns--DSiWare--Konami

May 24
Metal Torrent--DSiWare--Nintendo

May 31
X-Scape--DSiWare--Nintendo
Hero of Sparta--DSiWare--Gameloft

June 7
Flametail--DSiWare--Nintendo

June 14
A Kappa's Trail--DSiWare--Nintendo

Discussion

213 comments
goatman1
goatman1

Meanwhile, there's still the Metroid Prime Trilogy to play, and just to let those who haven't picked this up yet know, watch out for the phazon mines zone in MP1, as the GC and WII versions differ GREATLY in that zone as far as the Metroids you'll see in a select few areas. (Hint: What type is seen at the end of the game.)

goatman1
goatman1

So Metroid was pushed back to August (how coincidential that it has to coincide with my first day back to school...), that just makes the game even more intriguing, as I'm sure that Team Ninja has some very great things to come with this game.

HerofJustice
HerofJustice

Man, this was the game to hold me over for the summer. Guess my first semester will have to take the backseat for a couple months.

akiwak
akiwak

Looking at this tread makes me realize how spoiled most people are. I want, me, me, me, NOW!!!!! bwaaa, BWAAA! Grow up people. Good things come to those who wait. Quality games take just a bit longer but in the end we get something good and worthwhile. We have gotten so use to instant gratification that we forget that good games take years to make and only typically last a few hours.

IAPrino
IAPrino

Looks like Metroid will be coming Holiday 2010. What crap! After a couple of looks at the game, however, I think I may miss the first person perspective. Especially if the auto aim is terrible in this one.

FatGamingLoser
FatGamingLoser

Another delay, good for you Nintendo, my Wii is collecting dust.

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

You know, it seems as if Nintendo farming out its biggest titles to third party developers has turned out to be good business for them. F-Zero developed by Sega. Now, Metroid developed by Team Ninja which is shaping up to look awesome. I wonder what Rockstar Games could do with The Legend of Zelda.....

HylianWolfe
HylianWolfe

As much as I want to play Metroid I can honestly say I'm not really surprised it got pushed back. Too bad it's at the end of summer though now.

FPS1337
FPS1337

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! WHY I WANTED TO PLAV METROID!!!!!!!!

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

damn now i have to wait to see samus's sweet ass.

thps48
thps48

Wait = Quality. That's what it's all about for sure. Except I can't ****ing get Mario to slide-back jump or get him to jump on the ****ing enemy precisely even though all you ****ing do in Sonic games is touch an enemy anywhere to kill it. Guess they we're kind of just playing wheelbarrow when they were pressed to evolve the jumping mechanics of SM64...

NND1
NND1

Other m / Sin and Punishment ,,,,, Can't Wait!!!! Team Ninja Rocks

GAYmerBoi
GAYmerBoi

Well I just hope that this delay is worth. So far this games looks promising. But we'll have to wait :(

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

2 months isn't bad for metroid...i was expecting 6.

WR_Platinum
WR_Platinum

Kool, It'll give me more time to finish some of these games I got. June is very close by anyway, so it won't be too long now.

07pops07
07pops07

@bones3417 so with that logic they have yet to make a halo game on the 360?

Xtatic324
Xtatic324

I haven't played a metroid game since Super Nintendo. LoL. Since I have the wii, i'll prob go check this one out. Looks promising.

Zarnaken
Zarnaken

@formerroadie They consider Corruption to be unoriginal considering it is a sequel to the other two Prime games from the gamecube. This one is a Metroid game in itself for the Wii. Remember that is how they consider it.

bones3417
bones3417

@formerroadie first ORIGINAL Metroid game for Wii Corruption was a threequel

formerroadie
formerroadie

Um, the first original Metroid game for the wii? Really? Um..... Corruption anyone?

elozl
elozl

@Gelugon_baat well i was thinking on both, but if i have to choose, ill get in game animatios and models, since the cutscenes are already there, and i believe cutscenes can be added with a dual layer dvd so im still hoping both lol. Its good to know there's people who appreciate good IPs like River City Ransom, i played it way back on 1989 i think at some dude's house and i was so hyped because of all those moves and running and "violence" lol. The good ol 8 bit NES days!

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Well wasn't going to play either of those myself anyway :P PhotoDojo ( for free ) and Frogger Returns might be worth downloading though :)

earlmccormick88
earlmccormick88

Well I cant really get mad. I have at least 6 games for the 360 i need to finish. Im still having a Joygasm though, at this game and Marvel vs Capcom 3. I cant wait to play Mario Galaxy 2, but ummm...who would pick Mario Galaxy 2 over Other M? Thats crazy.

Wikipedian
Wikipedian

that's a lot better, that way, they won't over saturate the market and not sell as many games as they could.

elozl
elozl

@Gelugon_baat i hope its the second thing u said

splaxblax
splaxblax

that sucks cuz that the reason why I bought a wii

fmacraze
fmacraze

thats balls. going to college just a week before metroid

devildothack
devildothack

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..oh well..i guess i can replay metroid trilogy game to refresh my memory until this game is release

Tylendal
Tylendal

Aww... I have to start at post-secondary right after Other M comes out. :( Still, better then having a game released that's anything less than perfect.

falcOWNS
falcOWNS

ugh its the twilight princess sympton... samus gots it >_> knowing nintendo and there ways of adding things at the last moment, i shud expect this game to come out June 27..... 2011

Genesis_123
Genesis_123

Great. I'm sure there's a good reason for metroid's delay but why the END of summer? Talk about a hard blow. Never got in to sin and punishment so don't really care. Also, Earthworm Jim on DSiWare? Sounds awesome, but I'm not that gullible to get a DSi.

Desulated
Desulated

Damn it, looks like I won't be playing Other M this summer.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@kavadias1981 Sorry didnt mean to bite your head off. Some anti-Nintendo gamers claim that Miyamoto is responsible for everything Nintendo produces even though that would be imposable.

wiifan001
wiifan001

The only reason Sin & Punishment 2 is being delayed is because it's getting breathing room right in between smg2 and metroid other m. It's already out and has been out in Japan for a while now. Metroid Other M is getting delayed for once again, some space in between the three Nintendo titles, unless there's a slight problem with the marketing process such as shipping, or otherwise to fix a few minor bugs.

Pol1amorou5
Pol1amorou5

Nintendo seems to have a fetish for pushing back the games everyone wants.

cabose38
cabose38

Note, first ORIGINAL Metroid title for Wii.

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

Metroid: Other M isn't the first Metroid title for Wii... Metroid Prime 3? This is actually very disappointing news, seeing as I won't have much time to play it come Fall.

ruffluffs
ruffluffs

I'm all for making games better and all but how much can you really do it that little time?

Zeldafan221
Zeldafan221

Well if it's delayed it should turn out better. So yeah, I don't mind. Im more eager to play Mario Galaxy 2 anyways.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Metroid should be fun anyways, an extra month for polish never hurts.

rocketpunchgo
rocketpunchgo

Ummm...duh? We all knew it was going to be delayed (Metroid).

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

aww... at least i've got some games that i need to beat before i play those two games

beamme
beamme

Oh great, some breathing room. I still have a bunch of games piled up that I need to finish so will actually consider this good news.

shabulia
shabulia

This is not a bad thing. From what I hear, Other M has some serious kinks when switching to 1st person mode because there is. O way to make Samua move (no nunchuck use). This might just be corrected so we have a good game that isn't hindered by a single major gameplay flaw.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@hatieshorrer In my defence it was only a random thought. Not an informed opinion. :P

soulreaper-4
soulreaper-4

Well if the delay is to complete the game and do a high quality one then it's better to wait. They should change the other M tittle before realising it.

MrUniverse82
MrUniverse82

Rather wait for a great game then spend $50 on a crap game

killer690
killer690

I just hope they change the name of the metroid game.... "other M" just don't work for me.