Miyamoto talks Metroid, Star Fox for Wii U

Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto says Metroid with GamePad "could be really fantastic," is personally eager for Star Fox to hit new console.

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Nintendo fans hopeful for the Metroid and Star Fox franchises to come to the Wii U aren't the only ones. Speaking to IGN, Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto talked about the possibility for both series to hit Nintendo's first high-definition console, but stopped short of confirming that either project was actively in development.

Metroid for the Wii U? Miyamoto is thinking about it.

"With Metroid, it's very easy to imagine some interesting implementation for Wii U," Miyamoto said. "I think that having another screen with the gyro built in really gives you a lot of interesting opportunities for development, and we can bring a lot of our games to life in a completely unique way with that."

"I feel like the possibilities of the GamePad for Metroid could be really fantastic," he added. "There's certainly a lot that you could do there for that game."

Regarding Star Fox, Miyamoto said he was personally eager for this franchise to come to the Wii U, but he did not share any further information.

The Wii U hits shelves worldwide this holiday season, but Nintendo has not yet announced the system's launch software lineup. Major Nintendo franchises confirmed for eventual release on the Wii U include Pikmin, Smash Bros., and Wii Fit U.

Discussion

229 comments
Jshaw71
Jshaw71

Thanks for the news gamespot, that's cool that Miamoto has been thinking about metroid and starfaox games, though he didn't put much that into a the starfox idea, but oh well... hopefully Team Ninja will not be doing another metroid game, they really cheapened the character of samus, with all her mother/baby talk, as well as waiting for her waiting for permission to use HER weapons was stupid... there's also no reason, that there was not a Starfox on the Wii, there was no reason that it has been left out of the wii's lifecycle... None whatsoever the pointer was a great way to steer, and fire an arwing as well was a landmaster, Here's a hoping there more thinking along these lines at nintendo, and not more snubbing of Nintendo's great games, in support of games like mario party, or wiiplay/party titles

Dragon_Jedi0
Dragon_Jedi0

So when it comes to Metroid, the question isn't "what can the Wii U do for the franchise?" it's "What can't it do?"

 

As for Star Fox. I just want a new damn game to play. DX (Prefereably something akin to SF64)

kinghorn316
kinghorn316

I only live for Zelda, metroid star fox you know whats fnuny all these people that moan about playing more zelda metroid and star fox games every time i get one of thses games i know im in for a treat plus i dont hear people moaning about Call of Duty Tombraider and Gran theft auto  so realy if you dont want to see more of nintendos magic just go and buy micro crap aka xbox plus really could you imagine a world with out another zelda game aka DOOMSDAY

franzito
franzito

Don't take me wrong but this why i can't take anymore a Nintendo system: you just buy to play the same games (Mario, Metroid, Zelda etc.) with new hardware capacities and innovations. I like Mario, Metroid and Zelda, played several games of them, finishing all, but, once in a while, I feel like killing zombies, aliens, saving the world from a political menace, and Nintendo doesn't give me that. They're stuck with their "tradition games" and buying a system to play them ONLY makes no sense to me anymore. Maybe I'll play Wii U someday... when they launch Wii U 3...

Yalaa1
Yalaa1

I actually like how they decided to give Samus a character and focus and the storytelling wich is perhaps the best in the series, in Other M. It's a nice game with a good story. I love it! I don't know what direction the next Metroid should take but it should include many elements from past Metroid games, like Mario and Zelda do all the time. And let me control the damn ship so i can fly where and whenever i want! 

 

And i definitely love Star Fox Adventures. Star Fox 64 is my favorite arcade shooter but Adventures has (thanks to Rare) so many memorable characters and enemies, beautifull graphics and music, interesting story, world and the feel of adventure. It does lack Arwing battles so i think the next should be a good mix of the two and not an action shoot em up! 

King-gamer
King-gamer

Fusion sequel please. I want to see what happens next.

 

Surely the Metroids can't be extinct. I bet the Galactic Federation will try to get Samus to donate some blood, since she has the Metroid DNA in her, then clone some new Metroids. Then the scientists screw up and now she has to fight a new Dark Samus/SA-X who is half Samus half Chozo half Metroid and half X parasite.

 

I shall call it Samozotroid-X.

 

loljk

Redley911
Redley911

I only have on question about Metroid Prime 3, When you complete the game with 100% you get to see a weird ship following Samus when she leaves. Never understood that. Is nintendo thinking about a sequel? I'm really looking for some explanation.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

I love Metroid and StarFox franchise but I cant help but feel the franchises should have ended.  StarFox was never better then StarFox 64 accept for multiplayer and Metroid needs some new power ups to make some new obsticles I would have been happy if the franchise ended with Metroid Zero Mission.

gmromero
gmromero

Nintendo refuses to accept that it has mortally wounded most of its franchises and its gimmicky gadgets do not make up for a huge lack of depth, innovation, or games that don't abysmally suck. RIP. I also refuse to accept Metroid Other M because Samus shouldn't be a whiny idiot who voluntarily handicaps herself on orders from other idiots and cries when confronted with monsters. RIP Samus too. Never buying another Metroid game again. 

MUKUSS
MUKUSS

Where's my new Pokemon Stadium game....please bring to the Wii U & 3DS:):)

whitejackel
whitejackel

nintendos just dying a slow death...

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

Nintendo could make a great Star Fox and Metroid game if they really wanted to. Now is the time for Nintendo to change up their franchise formulas and give us a Star Fox we've never played before or a new Metroid we've never played before. Can it be done well? Yes. Will it be done well? Probably not :/

DrKill09
DrKill09

ALRIGHT!  More rehashes of N64 games!  Sweet!

tarv4973
tarv4973

I'm sure every franchise Nintendo has ever had will find its way to the Wii-U over time.  I looking forward to a new F-Zero!

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

I guess we'll see what happens with those franchises.

RogueSol
RogueSol

I actually hoped back when Nintendo had Namco help with Assault that they were going to craft it like an Ace Combat game. Disappointed there. Through arcade shooter is fun in its own way finding Star Fox break out of the old mold into a large 3 dimensional fighter game would've been amazing.

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

People demand too much from Nintendo. Gosh people. There game developers, they happen to be busy! You demand every single game from them you want, plus 50 new IP's each gen. Plus you want an amazing console, with monster graphics that costs $1000, or it's just a kids toy. Would you just give them a break! You don't demand anything from M$ or Sony, 3rd parties do all the work for them and make them look good, even when they are doing less work than Nintendo.

vicke32
vicke32

Metroid for the Wii U? Sure.

As long as Nintendo does it. And it's in 2d (think shadow complex or something, NOT other M). And it doesn't portray Samus as a weak person who needs to ask for everything all the time. And it doesn't include cutscenes. And it completely retcons and removes Other M from the continuity. The gameplay in other M was bad, but the story hurt me, it was the only metroid that i regret i bought.

 

Now, Starfox for the Wii U? Not so much.

I wouldn't pay full price for an arcady shooter, not in 2012 at least, but if they change the game-design so that it looks more modern it will suck dïck. But if they released it as one of those games on the Wii store for like 10-15 euro instead? Eh, sure, gameplay is outdated as hell but whatever.

da_chub
da_chub

Nintendo would be crazy to not put metroid on Wii U.  it is a great series(one of my fav all time) and as for star fox...well, its a fun game...but its an arcade shooter...so its fun for like an hour once in a while.  (i know there is a rumored metroid/starfox game...and all i have to say there is put star fox combat in samus' ship 3-4 times on a prime 4 style game)

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

Metroid!  I hope they're secretly working on it...

GlaciusXL
GlaciusXL

Give me a Retro Studios produced 2D Metroid  to the quality of DKC Returns with zero cutscenes, zero dialogue,  and some new ideas instead of "You lost all your weapons" and I'll buy your... WiiU thingamajig.

Diamondsoulz
Diamondsoulz

Who cares junk from the stat bad design only kids would enjoy this maybe.

Diamondsoulz
Diamondsoulz

Then only two good games for Wii U that 27 people will buy out of a million

TommyBarban
TommyBarban

Great news, new Zelda, Mario, Firefox, Pikmin, etc. There is something missing though, about 2 or 3 new IP projects. Continuations on The Last Story and Xenoblade would be nice as well.

JetH7
JetH7

Common StarFox you can make to the Wii U! Just trust your instincts and do a barrel roll!!

 

 Oh yeah, Metroid would be cool too. XD

jthotty
jthotty

WOW! 3 new games for the WiiU.  And there will be probably all previous game titles that have been "enhanced" and thats it....AND DONT TELL ME THEY WONT.  They have been doing that for decades now.

Nathan1001
Nathan1001

 @Dragon_Jedi0 I want starfox would be an open worlder/rail shooter with all missions being either in the arwing or landmaster and a new under the sea and have it that there would be many planets to explore and the way to get to them is through the arwing

montblanc512
montblanc512

 @kinghorn316 I own a 3DS, Wii, DS, and every Nintendo console before this gen. I also do complain about COD and GTA. Don't split people into such simple dichotomies. I still think most of Nintendos flagships are getting stale. The only one I still like is Zelda, and they fucked the last two up with motion controls (thank god TP was for GC too). Fact is, I'm bored as hell playing the same old stories again and again. I like Nintendo because they still have a sense of whimsy when they make games, and it's not all gritty realism brown palette BS, but I'm slowly growing to think that PC indie market is the only place left for interesting aesthetics and stories. Which sucks, because I'd love to play some HD AAA titles that feel new.

montblanc512
montblanc512

 @franzito I agreed with you, up until your list of other things were also boring VG tropes that I wish would go away as well. You don't like Nintendo because they don't do the exact same thing as both their competitors and make the same FPS games all the time? No, I'm sick of all three.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @franzito 

So you basically want Nintendo do make a game that they're not about. It's like saying about Naughty Dog Studios "I love playing their games, but every once in a while, I just want to play a light hearted feel good platformer and Naught Dog doesn't deliver that (anymore)." Each developer has their specific genres that they excel at, although it's funny that you say you play Metroid yet you want a game where you kill aliens (sound familiar?).

 

As long as these games constantly set the standard of how to make a highly polished, extraordinarily well crafted, and just flat out super fun games, Nintendo will continue to make them, especially since there is always a high demand for these games. 

 

You're acting like the Wii U will ONLY have Nintendo's core franchises, when it's already been confirmed that the Wii U will be getting ZombiU (there's your zombie game), Aliens: Colonial Marines (there's your alien game), Assassin's Creed 3 (saving world from political menace) and so much more. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @hatieshorrer 

Considering the possibilities and power of the Wii U, these are two franchises (along with F-Zero) that would most definitely benefit greatly from the improved hardware, especially since these games tend to appeal to hardcore gamers more than say Mario and Kirby (although clearly I love me some Kirby :P)

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

 @hatieshorrer Metroid to end with a REMAKE? Like how Miyamoto threatened the Star Fox franchise with 64 3D?

Metroidimplant
Metroidimplant

 @gmromero

 While I admit Samus was a bit whiny in Metroid Other M she was far from being an idiot, the only way Adam would have let any bounty hunter on that ship male or female was if they followed orders and that includes the Authorization to use powerups.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

 @gmromero And this is why they make the same games over and over and over again... anytime they try and do something different they get severe backlash.

franzito
franzito

@gmromero Totally agree with you.

moviequest14
moviequest14

 @whitejackel a ''slow death'' ... that's a great way to be able to go as long as possible before being shown up as wrong.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @dawnofhero 

Considering that all the games Nintendo's developers have made are always extremely well executed, i wouldn't doubt that a new Metroid or Star Fox from them will be nothing short of amazing. Remember the last Metroid game was made by Team Ninja and the last Star Fox game (not the remake) was done by Rare (I believe).

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @tarv4973 

I remember reading an article on NintendoLife discussing the potential of NintenoLand and how when used in conjunction with MiiVerse, could give Nintendo a clear view of what franchises are getting the most positive attention and therefore, proceed to making a full release. It can also be a testing grounds for new IP.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @mario-nin-freak 

VERY much agree, on top of home consoles, Nintendo also has their handheld console to worry about. Take a look at Sony's first party releases (not 2nd party) for the PS3 and PSP/Vita and compare that to Nintendo's, Microsoft's is far worse. Even when you look at the top 15 highest rated games for the PS3 and 360, they share 12 of the same games whereas the Wii's is majority Nintendo titles. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @vicke32 

Star Fox can easily be transformed into a much more grand experience than an arcade shooter. Considering Star Fox 64 had air, space, land, and underwater battles, Nintendo should have no problems expanding on that and adding more depth and game play variations to allow gamers to want to experience a lengthy Star Fox adventure, on top of still offering the classic arcade experience through multiplayer. Seriously though, I can't think of any aircraft shooting games right now. 

antoun32
antoun32

 @vicke32

 If Metroid is like Shadow Complex, than I would be ecstatic. Shadow Complex was unbelievable because it was designed specifically with the Metroid formula in mind.  Why Nintendo?.........Why?  Will they ever hear the calls for a 2.5D Metroid?

antoun32
antoun32

 @GlaciusXL

 You sir, are a genius!! Gotta say, I love your ideas: No dialogue, no cutscenes, 2D and designed by Retro. This is the game I've been waiting for for 20years. I never played Other M and never will. As an older gamer, there is no game I want more than a 2.5D Metroid with no dialogue. I was really hoping Nintendo would release a 2D Metroid for 3DS much the same as Super Metroid.

zen120
zen120

 @jthotty

 In the past 5 years, they've made . . . 3 remakes . . . out of what, 25 first-party titles?

BludshedX
BludshedX

 @jthotty Yup, because there are people out there who actually like the games. Hard to imagine that although you are not interested in something there are people out there who are.

 

We need a proper sequel to Super Mario World and Super Mario 64 damn it!

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @zen120 

THAT'S WAY TOO MANY! NINTENDO SUCKS AND ARE RETARDED FOR DOING THAT! Why can't they be more like Konami and Sony? Oh wait :P

 

I swear, these idiots take the smallest things and turn it into something huge, especially when other developers are FAR more guilty. "Nintendo milks their franchises!" yeah, especially when you usually have to wait until the next generation to get the next installment, totally milking, how many Call of Duty games have we seen in the past 6 years? The same amount of Zelda games we've seen in the past 12 years (not counting 3rd party Zelda games or remakes/releases).

 

Also, at least when Nintendo releases an old game, they redo it from scratch, what other company does that?