NINTENDO PLANNING A FUTURE FOR BOTH 2D AND 3D METROID

#1 Posted by hotdiddykong (2049 posts) -

http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-planning-a-future-for-both-2d-and-3d-metroid/

"Stephen Totilo, Kotaku: I can’t ask you what’s going on with Pikmin, because you’ve answered that for the last couple of years in a row. I can’t ask you what’s going on with Star Fox, because you answered that this year. So… what is going on with Metroid? [everyone laughs] Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo: The original creators of Metroid and the director who was the director of the Metroid Prime games who worked under me when I was producing those both now work for Mr. Takahashi, so you’ll have to ask him. Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo: So it has been a while since we released the last one and we’re having discussions internally about what we can do next. So at this point we have two different types of Metroid games. We have the Prime style of Metroid game and we have the more traditional style of Metroid game. We feel that we do need to take care of both of these styles of play. And the hope is that at some point in the near future we’ll be able to share something about them. Bill Trinen, Nintendo — who had been translating for our interview: Mr. Miyamoto was prompting him to say, ‘Which of these two styles do you like best?’ Totilo: It’s been so long that I miss both of them. They’re both great, but it’s been a long time. The [2D] Metroid people don’t really much anymore. The only one like that recently was a Batman game made for the 3DS and the Vita that was created by some guys who used to be at Retro. So I miss that style of game. As for Metroid Prime, nobody at all makes anything like that. So in other words, if you don’t do it, no one will. Miyamoto: This falls into your question before of remaking the same franchises. Totilo: I’ll get back to that in a second, but which of the two styles do you guys like better? The 2D or Metroid Prime? Takahashi: I like them both. They both have a different style of appeal. Miyamoto: I have the New Super Mario Bros. series [for 2D], so I like Prime. I think there’s still a lot of new things that could be done with the Prime series."

#2 Edited by sHaDyCuBe321 (4256 posts) -

Was literally just about to post this!

Reveal will be next E3 along with F-Zero I'm hoping. I can hope right? The Wii U is shaping up to be the GC of this generation and I'm perfectly okay with that.

#3 Posted by ConanTheStoner (7556 posts) -

Great news. Hope they do the series justice on both fronts.

#4 Posted by inb4uall (6515 posts) -

HYYYYYYYYYYYPE.

#5 Posted by Blabadon (28466 posts) -

So will consumers have a chance to witness this future?

#6 Edited by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

#7 Posted by thomasmcshea (27 posts) -

Metroid is totally better than The Last of Us

#8 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9758 posts) -

^^^What the fuck is this shit above me?

#9 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9758 posts) -

All we need now is F-Zero. :D

#10 Posted by jdc6305 (4024 posts) -

I'm a huge metroid fan I grew up with the first on the NES and Super Metroid. I love the 2d games they are some of the best experiences in gaming I've ever had. At first I didn't like the Prime games because to me they didn't feel like Metroid. As the years go by I've grown an appreciation for the Prime games. The more I play them the more I like them. Now that I've gotten past the 2d to 3d jump for the series the Prime games are incredible. I have a few hundred games to choose from and I always go back and play Trilogy once a year. I can't wait for more Metroid. I love Zelda and Mario but Metroid is my favorite Nintendo franchise.

#11 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17553 posts) -

I don't understand the hype behind these type of statements. It's cool that they're acknowledging these games, but when should we expect to buy them? 2016? 2017? Sorry, but that's way too far away for me to care about now. Same deal with Star Fox as well (and no, it's not coming out next year).

#12 Posted by Cheleman (7865 posts) -

but nintendo has no future, how can they be planning shit LOL

#13 Edited by inb4uall (6515 posts) -

@Demonjoe93 said:

^^^What the fuck is this shit above me?

Hilarious.

#14 Posted by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

@Cheleman said:

but nintendo has no future, how can they be planning shit LOL

#15 Posted by Sword-Demon (7001 posts) -

Glad to hear they haven't completely forgotten it, but it sounds as though we're still a couple of years away from a new game in the series.

#16 Edited by lamprey263 (25585 posts) -

How about in the meantime they port Prime Trilogy to the Wii U with updated dual analog controls?

#17 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (1020 posts) -

Nintendo did an amazing job pretty much by themselves this E3. I heard that Nintendo were planning on giving other IPs to other devs. I hope so, because they can't do everything themselves, even though they pull out more first party than anyone else.

#18 Posted by sHaDyCuBe321 (4256 posts) -

@thomasmcshea said:

Metroid is totally better than The Last of Us

I mean I agree but only because I love Metroid that much. Those games are nothing alike and shouldnt be compared as games.

#19 Posted by Sphensen (814 posts) -


Now all we need is a Pilot Wings confirmation and it'll be safe to say Nintendo is giving its fans everything they want

#20 Posted by sHaDyCuBe321 (4256 posts) -

@Demonjoe93 said:

All we need now is F-Zero. :D

And Waverace and 1080 Snowboarding and Mother 3 and Kid Icaurus and Fire Emblem and Mario RPG and a proper 3D Mario and Animal Crossing and tons of other Nintendo IP's that I would love to see back, but this is a start I guess. haha

#21 Posted by sHaDyCuBe321 (4256 posts) -

@TrappedInABox91 said:

Nintendo did an amazing job pretty much by themselves this E3. I heard that Nintendo were planning on giving other IPs to other devs. I hope so, because they can't do everything themselves, even though they pull out more first party than anyone else.

What they need to do is create relationships with indie developers. Allow them to make their own games, and pick and choose those really talented ones. Help nurture those developers and allow them to use some of their IP's in new and creative ways.

#22 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (1020 posts) -

@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

@TrappedInABox91 said:

Nintendo did an amazing job pretty much by themselves this E3. I heard that Nintendo were planning on giving other IPs to other devs. I hope so, because they can't do everything themselves, even though they pull out more first party than anyone else.

What they need to do is create relationships with indie developers. Allow them to make their own games, and pick and choose those really talented ones. Help nurture those developers and allow them to use some of their IP's in new and creative ways.

This E3 at least tells us that Nintendo is actually trying. Like I said, I heard more than once that Nintendo is handing over IPs to others. Is it the best step? No. But its in the right direction IMO. ( IMO- Nintendo is too busy to actually care much about indies. Indie devs. aren't good enough for Nintendo, they polish the hell out of everything before release.)

#23 Edited by Kenny789 (10276 posts) -

All I need now is a new F-Zero game and confirmation that Captain Falcon is in Smash Bros.

#24 Posted by sHaDyCuBe321 (4256 posts) -

@TrappedInABox91 said:

@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

@TrappedInABox91 said:

Nintendo did an amazing job pretty much by themselves this E3. I heard that Nintendo were planning on giving other IPs to other devs. I hope so, because they can't do everything themselves, even though they pull out more first party than anyone else.

What they need to do is create relationships with indie developers. Allow them to make their own games, and pick and choose those really talented ones. Help nurture those developers and allow them to use some of their IP's in new and creative ways.

This E3 at least tells us that Nintendo is actually trying. Like I said, I heard more than once that Nintendo is handing over IPs to others. Is it the best step? No. But its in the right direction IMO. ( IMO- Nintendo is too busy to actually care much about indies. Indie devs. aren't good enough for Nintendo, they polish the hell out of everything before release.)

But that's precisely the reason why they need to pay attention to these guys. Imagine if No Man's Sky was exclusive to Wii U. That game was mighty impressive and Nintendo needs to continue this progressive attitude towards development because they can't do it alone.

#25 Posted by sibu_xgamer (340 posts) -

I'm interested in the 2D one

#26 Edited by nervmeister (15325 posts) -

Lemme Guess. A new Prime series will be coming to Wii-U while new Metroid side-scrollers will come to 3DS

#27 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (9330 posts) -

Takahashi>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Sakamoto

#28 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (1020 posts) -

@sHaDyCuBe321: I know. I like to think Nintendo got a hint this E3. They seem to know their shortcomings ( The Robot Chicken skits pointed fun at themselves. " Please Understand" was even pointed out in Iwata's fight with Reggie. lol

#29 Edited by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

@nervmeister said:

Lemme Guess. A new Prime series will be coming to Wii-U while new Metroid side-scrollers will come to 3DS

Kinda would be nice if it were the other way around.

1080p hand-drawn sprites? Yes please.

#30 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26885 posts) -

Just give me a metroid game please.Other was ok but I would like more exploration.

#31 Edited by bbkkristian (14967 posts) -

2D in handheld

3D prime on console plz

#32 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2279 posts) -

That's a future I can live in.

#33 Posted by charizard1605 (61593 posts) -

About fucking time.

#34 Posted by VendettaRed07 (14012 posts) -

If it doesn't involve Retro then I'm really not interested.

My biggest problem with Nintendo in the last couple years is their lack of respect for the Metroid Prime series and just how good it was.

#35 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (6244 posts) -

Metroid Dread for 3DS and Meroid Prime 4 for Wii U!

#36 Posted by nintendoboy16 (28056 posts) -

Well, considering they are doing something with Star Fox, I have hope.

#37 Posted by aroxx_ab (10785 posts) -

I better hope so that they release new metroid games...

#38 Posted by MirkoS77 (8378 posts) -

"The [2D] Metroid people don’t really much anymore."

People don't really much............what?? Kind of missing the meat of that sentence there. I suspect the missing word that would fit given 2D Metroid's absense for all these years is "want", "care" or "buy". And any of those don't quite give me the confidence we're going to be seeing another 2D Metroid soon, if at all. I'd like to believe different but my hope for this franchise is completely in the gutter. 2D or 3D.

#39 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (18631 posts) -

I never enjoyed Metroid or the metroidvania style games. Just not my cup of tea. Never has been. The endless backtracking...who finds that fun? Not I dear sirs. Not I.

#40 Posted by Sgt_Crow (4451 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:

I never enjoyed Metroid or the metroidvania style games. Just not my cup of tea. Never has been. The endless backtracking...who finds that fun? Not I dear sirs. Not I.

That's one of the best things about Metroid. During your play you constantly stumble into things you can't reach or can't yet solve, and then later you get an upgrade and have to recollect in which places the upgrade could help you advance.

#41 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (8152 posts) -

An HD Metroid in the style of Prime would be amazing. Retro and their technical voodoo pulled some incredible visuals on the Gamecube that complemented gameplay quite well. I can only imagine what they might be able to achieve with Wii U level hardware.

#42 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (26376 posts) -

Metroid 3DS to be 2(.5)D

Metroid WiiU will be Prime 4.

Get hyped

#43 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (16208 posts) -

give me an open world metroid on a strange alien planet.

#44 Posted by hotdiddykong (2049 posts) -

bump

#45 Edited by jg4xchamp (50360 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

@nervmeister said:

Lemme Guess. A new Prime series will be coming to Wii-U while new Metroid side-scrollers will come to 3DS

Kinda would be nice if it were the other way around.

1080p hand-drawn sprites? Yes please.

Fuck that, both on the WiiU.

A first person Metroid game on a handheld would be gross.

On the flip side Metroid Prime getting the kind of tlc the new Zelda is getting+a 2D metroid with 1080p, hand-drawn sprites(eh, they would probably go the DKR territory if anything with the 2d game) would be glorious.

#46 Edited by TilxWLOC (1163 posts) -

I didn't want them to return to Prime's style, but if they think the can keep it evolving, I'm down. I've been hoping they'd split the series into 2 dimensions for a while too; 3D and 2D Metroid games feel very different as far as gameplay goes.

Also, ReadingRainbow, Open-world Metroid is a terrible idea.

#47 Edited by KungfuKitten (21409 posts) -

So I say there are just these games that would have made it perfect, and then they pretty much announce every one of those afterwards by accident or otherwise :D
YES

#48 Posted by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

@foxhound_fox said:

@nervmeister said:

Lemme Guess. A new Prime series will be coming to Wii-U while new Metroid side-scrollers will come to 3DS

Kinda would be nice if it were the other way around.

1080p hand-drawn sprites? Yes please.

Fuck that, both on the WiiU.

A first person Metroid game on a handheld would be gross.

On the flip side Metroid Prime getting the kind of tlc the new Zelda is getting+a 2D metroid with 1080p, hand-drawn sprites(eh, they would probably go the DKR territory if anything with the 2d game) would be glorious.

Well, see, that would just be "demanding". :P

#49 Posted by inb4uall (6515 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

2D in handheld

3D prime on console plz

This.

@jg4xchamp said:

@foxhound_fox said:

@nervmeister said:

Lemme Guess. A new Prime series will be coming to Wii-U while new Metroid side-scrollers will come to 3DS

Kinda would be nice if it were the other way around.

1080p hand-drawn sprites? Yes please.

Fuck that, both on the WiiU.

A first person Metroid game on a handheld would be gross.

On the flip side Metroid Prime getting the kind of tlc the new Zelda is getting+a 2D metroid with 1080p, hand-drawn sprites(eh, they would probably go the DKR territory if anything with the 2d game) would be glorious.

No fuck that.