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Miyamoto says Retro Studios has “high priority” for next Metroid game

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Famed game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that Retro Studios has “very high priority” when it comes to which studio will work on the next Metroid game. Retro Studios is currently developing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, but in the future we could see Retro working on Metroid again.

“Retro is a very capable studio and can design a lot of different types of game and I know that because I produced Metroid Prime,” Miyamoto said. “But when it did Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii, apparently it had a lot of fun making that title and from what I’ve heard it put in a request and said that it wanted to do a new Donkey Kong Country game on Wii U themselves.”

It’s interesting news that Retro themselves requested to work on another Donkey Kong title for Wii U, as many fans were hoping that Retro’s unannounced game for the E3 conference would be another Metroid game. While that isn’t the case right now, it’s nice to see that Miyamoto isn’t ruling them out for future development.

“I definitely think it’s a franchise that we value and we certainly want to see what we can do with it in the future. And, obviously, Retro is a very high priority in terms of the potential team that would be considered for working on a Metroid game.”

With that, it looks like we could see a Retro-developed Metroid title in the future, should Miyamoto decide that one should be made. Hopefully this development will appease fans who wanted Retro working on the new Metroid title this year. What do you think?

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  • Magnus Eriksson

    JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! No please understand, please! Just do it!!!

    Edit: Noooo!!! Must learn to read mor than just headlines… :/

    • Magnus Eriksson

      But yes. Retro is a good choice here. They showed their potentials many times. I cannot see anyone else do it either, well maybe EA then… (last part was a joke)

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        Miyamoto was the producer of Metroid Prime. HYPE.

  • Archiq09

    Cool!

  • SonicLucario

    YESS This is what the WiiU could definitely benefit off of. Just think of it…Metroid and HD..Match made in heaven

  • Ace

    If they decided to make this game, it would be a system seller. Seeing Metroid in HD is what many Nintendo fans have been waiting for! Looking forward to hearing more about this in the near future.

  • Ducked

    Well they basically came out with DK CR Tropical Freeze because it’s easier to make, and the last one outsold metroid prime 3.

    NEW METROID HD FOR 2015!

  • ScrewAttack

    *shrug* I honestly enjoyed Other M more than the Prime games. They’re good games, but as a major 2D Metroid fanboy they just don’t feel like Metroid titles to me. Other M gets far closer to that style imo.

    All it needs is more length, more areas to explore, a slightly better script for Samus. She sounded fine, just a tad wooden at times.

    • jay

      The problem with Other M ironically, is that it was too mature for reviewers. This becomes blatantly obvious when reading reviews. “She has emotions”, “She’s not as bad ass”, were some ridiculous reasons to give the game a low score as these were the reasons the game was a lot more for adults to play. If you want a super-bad-ass no-feelings-killing-machine-dude with corny 90’s one-liners then get Duke Nukem Forever. They also said she was too sexualized(in a full metal suit) and years later praise lollipop chainsaw.

      The story telling could have been a lot better though, it confused a lot of people. But keeping “the deleter” anonymous even after beating the game was genius, igniting years of wonder and pages of debate on forums.

      In my opinion Other M was better than Prime 1 and 2 but Prime 3 was better than almost every game in existence!

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Ahem… its not that “she has emotions”. It is that she was portrayed as an whining emo kid. The script from Other M was really bad and overly pretentious. And the script goes hand in hand with the portrait of her character.

        But, you ar perfectly in your right to have an opinion here. Though I disagrees strongly with it.

        • jay

          Was quoting reviews I read….

          *facepalm*

          • Magnus Eriksson

            downvoting this Jay? : “But, you ar perfectly in your right to have an opinion here. Though I disagrees strongly with it”

            That is *facepalm* for real. You are not very bright are you? Ive recognized your limitations a long time ago, but sometimes you are still able to surprise. Or are you just a hater?

          • jay

            Downvoting me Magnus? You enter and all my posts get an automatic downvote lol.

            I was quoting a few reviews who said the game sucked because she had emotions and was not “as bad ass”. Then you requoted me(quoting a review) saying it’s not that “she has emotions”.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Maybe you get downvoted for writing stupid things or something. I dont know. But the question was really if you do disagree with this?:

            “But, you are perfectly in your right to have an opinion here. Though I disagrees strongly with it”

          • ScrewAttack

            Jesus christ Magnus you can be such an asshole. Why do you always feel the need to post this exact same way, day after day week after week?

            I am so tired of reading it all.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Reading it all… so clearly you didnt.

          • ScrewAttack

            I read enough to see you insulted the guy for pointing out that it wasn’t his opinion, just quotes, then choosing to ignore him and go off on some unimportant tangent. Your little disclaimer means nothing when you seem to think it was his opinion at all, especially when RIGHT ABOVE THAT he says that his opinion is basically the opposite or, as it would seem, in line with your own. You clearly just like taking shots at the guy, especially as you do it on a near daily basis.

            I’m not doing this again. I had peace for weeks not reading your stuff. Au revoir.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Bye bye :)

            Throw in this one for you too:

            “But, you ar perfectly in your right to have an opinion here. Though I disagrees strongly with it.”

      • Wishsong214

        Watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqFm1ei6mjo for a good summation of a lot of what was wrong with Other M. Also, the deleter was pretty obvious who it was in the end. That one guy whose name I can’t remember (that itself is a problem with any story) who they seemed to have been taken out by MB when he tried to kill her because you can find his body in that room.

        • jay

          I’ve seen that video and agree with it. If you read my comment I mentioned “The story telling could have been a lot better though”.

          And yes I think Pierce was the deleter also, but when you enter a forum and state an opinion you’ll get other good reasons why it’s someone else. Even MB.

      • Wishsong214

        Also, she managed to evoke emotions in subtle ways that people probably don’t even realize. You think that the rage the player feels at the end of Super Metroid is just theirs? You didn’t feel like Samus felt the same way? How about her clear regret/sorrow at the end of Corruption, or her clearly disturbed expression after the Gandrayda fight in that same game?

        • jay

          EXACTLY but shhh… don’t tell the “mature” gamers that.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            How old are you? My guess is 14-15. Am I right?

      • Tim van Broekhoven

        Hey, I never played a Metroi game before. (well, only super metroid on vc) and recently I found a copy of Prime 3 for 6 Euro’s! Should I pick this up? And can I follow the story if I haven’t played the first two games? Thanks

        • Elem187

          Yeah, you can just pick up 3 and dive in.

        • Daniel Carvalho

          Get it! The game has a scanning system, which will tell you the important parts of the story so far, but it has a very well constructed story that can stand for itself and you don’t need to have played the other titles to know what’s going on (unlike Other M).

        • MujuraNoKamen

          Yes! it’s a great game definitely worth the buy.
          Each Prime game is its own little story but they’re all interconnected by the story of Phazon – this is pretty easy to get and you’ll pick it up in the first part of the game so you wont be lost or missing anything critical. The first 2 games are highly recommended too.

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Thanks guys! I’ve ordered the game :D This weekend I’ll be playing some serious Metroid! BOOYAH

    • Keyser

      I respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree. While I would love a new 2D metroid (3DS? maybe), I think the prime series was a good direction for Metroid. The stories were subtle but very well done, the gameplay was flawless (imo) and the element of free, open exploration was stronger than ever.

      Other M, however, shoves its story down your throat with 10-15 minute cutscenes that you can’t skip (no matter how badly you want to). On top of this, as many would agree, they destroyed Samus’ character, turning her from a strong, independent bounty hunter to a whiny, submissive object.

      Though perhaps worst of all, we lost the freedom to explore that all other games had. Adam told us exactly where to go, what to do, and when to do it. Plus, most levels were just straight, uninteresting hallways which I had no desire to return to again and again. I certainly wouldn’t say it was a bad game (maybe a bad Metroid game), but I would definitely prefer to play Prime over Other M.

      • Arthur Jarret

        Metroid fusion dropped the exploration part before other M did. Other M is basically Fusion zero 3D. I like both, but both are my least favorite metroids. Prime 2 and super are still my favorites.

        • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

          ^
          100% agreed both fusion and other m where nice games but both where far to lineair for my liking. I found Other M and fusion good games on it’s own but lacked the true Metroid feeling I so desire which previous games and Prime series gave me exactly that feeling. Fusion did have one of the best soundtracks in Metroid, and Other M had the worst soundtrack ever in a Metroid game, but I loved the close combat finishers. Other then that both games are good in it’s own separate ways, but stray to far from a true Metroid title.

          On all Metroid games, MP2 is certainly one of my most favorite Metroid Games, and it comes this – close in overwhelming Super Metroid. MP2 has it all, wicked soundtrack, lots and lots of exploration the true Metroid Feeling I hadn’t felt since Super Metroid + the Dark and Light world concept may sound a bit Zelda a link to the past/twillight princess style.

          But in all games using both a light and dark world including the puzzles coming with it and being shared in both worlds, Mp2 nailed it 200% I honestly can’t imagine any game I have played which nailed Light and Dark world better maybe Chrono Trigger came very close but that was time travelling, one step further imo

          • Bill

            I agree with you to an extent, but if Other M had simply been Fusion 3D, I would have liked it. Not as much as Prime or Super or Zero Mission, but I would have liked it.

            Other M is like Fusion in the sense that it is linear and story focused. The similarities end there.

            Fusion has a great story and rock solid (albeit linear) game-play. It still felt like a legitimate entry to the series. Other M is just . . . well, I already expressed my views.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I liked other M’s gameplay, though. It was nice running around blasting stuff.

            It wasn’t all bad, the whole fuzzy creature turning into ridley-thing was cool. The frozen samus when she saw him was not so cool. The idea of the final boss was also awesome, even though the final fight was lame. I did enjoy the part after getting eaten, too.

            I like both fusion and other M, but as metroid games they lack something… I think it’s mainly that both these games – and, to an extent, prime 3, take control away to tell a story – which none of the others ever did. I liked the ‘story through environment / if you want it’ method better.

          • ScrewAttack

            What’s not cool about Samus freezing when the monster who killed her parents, who was destroyed along with Zebes, descends on her from the dark? Makes sense to me.

          • Jacob D. Taylor

            It is a bit of stretch, and this is why. Seeing as chronologically Ridley has been defeated 4 times already and Samus didn’t exactly seem hesitant to do so in any of those other titles, why does she become a whiny INCAPABLE brat now. Incapable is my highlight word obviously because she is a hardened individual, yes with emotion but it doesn’t come in the form of incapability. It should have been FAR more subtle to express her true character.

          • ScrewAttack

            That’s funny, cos the game I played didn’t have a whiny incapable brat in it. Funny how opinions work like that.

            Considering the stoic lack of emotion in any of the Prime games, looks more like a failing of those. I love how everyone who hates the game keeps going on about her true character, as if this isn’t how she always was. Sorry, robo Samus left the building last game.

          • Arthur Jarret

            The fact that she never even flinched, gasped or otherwise showed any emotion when he appeared in Zero mission – and in the epilogue she didn’t flinch at the mecha robot made in his image either, or when he came back semi-mechanical (Meta-form) in Metroid Prime, came back again in a phazon powered omega form in Prime 3, or when he came out of a statue – apparently reborn without the mechanical enhancements in prime in Super metroid.

            She didn’t even flinch later when she encountered the X-parasite that absorbed ridley’s carcass either.

            If the pause was due to the realization that the creature that killed all the space marines was ridley was the reason for a pause, due to guilt as she didn’t treat the birdie-creature as a threat – I’d be ok with it. But due to trauma from a period set over 4 triumphs (and a half) over the guy ago? Come on… it was a facepalm moment.

          • ScrewAttack

            Limitations of 2D pixel games, and really that just goes to show how limited the Prime games were. It’s far from a face palm moment. I could be due to guilt, they don’t exactly say why she does but it’s just the popular choice with those who’ve played the title.

          • Arthur Jarret

            She has a friggin’ flashback. It’s quite clear why she freezes.

            And the reason is stupid. Metroid prime showed her face in reflection, you could hear her gasp under pressure. She didn’t gasp when facing meta-ridley.

            8-bit could easily display this anxiety attack. Text bubble: “she is frozen in fear at this creature for a moment.”

            But in the 8-bit days, she was know as a bad-ass bounty hunter, overcoming great odds: which turned out to be a bad-ass female bounty hunter at the end. She remained this woman who did the job ahead of her without complaint through the entire series until other M.

            In other M, we got to see an unsure, insecure woman who desperately wants the approval of her former commanding officer.

            It made me sad. It made me facepalm.

          • ScrewAttack

            lol well my bad, it’s been a little while since my last play through! Probably due again now actually, excellent.

            So again, because Retro decided she’s basically an emotionless robot, that’s the status quo now? I reject Prime Samus, she changed damn hair colour and facial features every game! When they can’t maintain continuity within their own series, why should I have to accept their weak interpretation of the character, especially when Other M’s makes far more sense.

            And yeah, cos that’s totally not both stupid and lame.

            Yes well, you make me facepalm; over-reading into some poor dialogue choices and translation errors, like you want an excuse to hate the game. I bet you also think Robin Thicke’s blurred lines is entirely about rape and male empowerment.

            But, you know what, that’s your opinion and your choice to believe it. That’s fine, doesn’t affect me just as my opinion and choice doesn’t affect you. At least it’s all Metroid.

          • Arthur Jarret

            But it wasn’t retro who decided that, it was nintendo – the backstory given in zero mission, II, Super and fusion. The build up in fusion to show a unique bond of respect between two characters that turned out to be… well, not so great in other M.

            … most agree in disliking other m’s characterization.
            I’ll just pretend that adam and samus had an actual emotional bond as alluded to in fusion, adam had a remote to de-authorize suit powers hidden somewhere and was mad at samus for walking out on his team and wanted her to burn a bit, the flashback was a display glitch of the suit and the final battle involved at least firing a shot – and I’m loving other M!

          • ScrewAttack

            But Nintendo provided the story for Other M too didn’t they? So they just can’t make up their minds apparently. Prime always felt very detached from the main story line to me, falling after Metroid but long before 2 (I think, definitely before Super).
            They can always go back and flesh out Adam and Samus’ relationship a lot more (I hope they do). Adam was mad at Samus? Considering the post-Super is binded to Samus that’s not unreasonable to believe.
            Wait which final battle? Queen metroid or MB?

          • Arthur Jarret

            MB – of course… the ‘aim to win’ ending was a bit of an anti-climax. Except for these gripes, I did like the meat of the game. The gameplay, the cinematic actions, the cute fluffy ridley chicken.

            I’d love an opening cinematic of samus crash-landing on a planet and find herself surrounded by these fluffy birds. Then cue the title: Metroid Dread…

            I really loved the lore they added to ridley. I liked how they fully explained mother brain’s existence in the combination of prime 3 and other m as well.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Did you ever play the DS title radiant historia? That nailed it (story-wise) too – with time travelling inside two different alternate realities.

            Soulreaver did a good job of it too.

            But yeah, the threat of the dark made for some awesomely tense gaming moments and the final boss is one of the hardest bosses I’ve ever beaten. The enemies of each side were distinct – and even though the light side had some fiercesome bosses, you were always relieved when entering the light world.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            Can’t say I did play it even the name is unknown to me, but I’ll see if I can find it somewhere perhaps (if available at all in Europe)

          • Arthur Jarret

            As a european myself, I can say it’s not readily available. I had to import it myself. I’m glad I did, though!

          • ScrewAttack

            Metroid Fusion just beats out Super for my favourite Metroid title so far.I’d take one like that (in HD on U), one like Prime and one like Other M. No reason to neglect any style when they’re all good in their own ways.

        • Tails the Foxhound

          Not true, Fusion definitely pared it down, but it didn’t take it away completely. I might be remembering funny, but didn’t they give you the choice of which sector to hit first at some points? Also I know that they didn’t lock you in a sector (most of the time) if you ever felt like leaving.

          • Arthur Jarret

            There were actual parts where control was taken away from you and Samus ran down the hallway by herself. Instead of the game being locked by different set pieces that require later powers, the station was being artificially locked by the computer Adam.

            It seriously missed the freedom, but also the feeling of isolation from earlier metroid games.

            I really liked it (I really liked other M too), but they both are still my least favorite metroid games.

            Yes, that means I liked the sometimes buggy Metroid 2, Metroid prime pinball and the cramp-inducing Metroid Prime Hunters better.

          • Tails the Foxhound

            You’re gonna have to refresh my memory on that while hallway thing, you sure you’re not talking M:OM there? I was referring to Fusion the whole time.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Yes, there were actually parts in fusion where the running from right to left happened automatically, then you got locked in and couldn’t go back to explore. The game never gave you an option what to explore first, it just showed you where to go.

            If anything, it was a bit more lineair than other M.

            Not to mention the countdown-to-doom timer at the end of fusion. You’ll burn between 30 and 50 seconds of a 3-minute timer watching shenanigans with the last boss happen while you’re sitting there, the timer steadily rolling downward… that was an annoying part.

            If the cutscenes where voiced – it might even be more story-heavy than other M.

            Ah well, I’m anxious to see what direction the series will take next regardless. I prefer the open exploration kind, but I wouldn’t really mind another story-heavy sequel either.

            I just wish it wouldn’t be a choice for these developers.

          • Tails the Foxhound

            They did a damn good job of disguising it then, I’ve played the game three times through and still never noticed that.

            The countdown not stopping during cutscenes is both cool and annoying to me, none of those ‘Talking is a Free Action’ shenanigans but you could get screwed over if you were too slow.

            Story existing in MO:M or Metroid in general isn’t my problem, it’s not even the story itself, it’s the two main characters’ characterizations that kill me. Adam and Samus were both likable and relatable in Fusion (ironically, Adam was a computer in that), not so in MO:M.

            I hope they go the story route in Prime fasion, leaving it mostly for you to discover should you want to.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I think how likeable they were in Fusion is also in-part due to the fact there is no voice-acting.

            Basically, you were able to imprint your own characterization of both Adam and Samus on the text, while other M’s effort to provide a more cinematic experience meant you could not personalize how to view a character in the same way.

            On one hand, I’d prefer a more exploration-based story. I’m more interested in learning the story of a ruined, long-gone civilization like Metroid Prime’s story than Samus’ personal experiences – on the other hand, I wouldn’t mind if they could provide another cinematic experience that at least eases some of the qualms the main fanbase had over some of other M’s plot points by providing a decent retrospective during the course of the next story.

            I can imagine Samus would feel some guilt at not saving Anthony’s life – so it could be a viable plot point for such a retrospective if they would want to amend this point and bring it more in-line with how samus usually represented within the series.

      • Darkness

        I really loved Other M. I really like story driven games, no doubt gameplay comes first, but you can’t say Other M was bad gameplay wise. I really think some people are just never satisfied. I personally don’t mind the 15 minute cut scenes, are you one of those people that skip pass the words in Pokemon (assuming you play it)? I think watching and listening to the cut scenes immerse you more into the game.

        I also like the direction they took with Samus Aran. To me in the previous games she seemed like a robot. The voice acting admittedly could have been a bit better, but it wasn’t the worst I’ve seen.

        This reminds me too much about the Mass Effect 3 ending people complained when it wasn’t even bad at all

        • Keyser

          To clarify, I love story-driven games, I like cutscenes, voice acting, etc. And no, gameplay wasn’t bad, though I could have done without the stationary first person “search missions”. My problem with Other M is, in short, that it does not feel like a Metroid game. Partly due to the complete change in Samus’ character from previous games, but mostly from the complete lack of exploration, which was the main focus of other games. This game just tells you exactly where to go and gives no freedom. Its a betrayal to everything that I love about Metroid. I understand that there are good things about it, and I get why many people like it, but to me, as a Metroid game, it fails.

          • Darkness

            I read and respect your opinion. I like how you didn’t just say it was a bad game (it wasn’t), you said it was a bad Metroid game. I personally loved it, but not everyone is the same

        • discuss

          Story of Other M: “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby” “The baby”.

          Samus is made to look like a weakling and there are some major unanswered questions. The voice acting is horrible.

          Warning spoilers below!

          Who is the deleter?
          Why does Samus freez in front of Ridly?
          Why does Samus suit disappear from just 1 shot in the back?
          Why does he even need to shoot her in the back?

      • ScrewAttack

        That’s fair and fine. I entirely disagree on story ramming (and you can skip cut scenes, of that I’m pretty sure), as Metroid I feel is closer to Zelda than Mario; more story works better than less. I entirely disagree on the Prime games being flawless in gameplay, and they really weren’t a welcome change in gameplay style for me. I just can’t be bothered to replay them now.

        Samus had little character to destroy, considering this is the first game in which she spoke (aside short snippets of text in Fusion). I preferred her in this far more over the dull, almost dead Samus you barely see behind that old power suit in the Prime titles. I want to see more like Other M, game that build upon it and improve it.
        I’m not saying Other M is a perfect title, but it feels a hell of a lot more fun, more Metroid, more involving than Prime’s slow, dull FPS action.

      • Ratatat

        Indeed sir. To me, Other M was a worse Metroid Fusion. Metroid fusion still had some great exploration and different environments. Other M just looked a bit reptitive and yeah, the story was a bit weak along with the acting. The Primes are without a shadow of a doubt, Masterpeices. Retro need to do the next one, they just need to.

    • DragonSilths

      I was never a fan if 2D Metroid games. The Primes to me seem like THAT is what Metroid should be.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Not even Super Metroid?

        • DragonSilths

          Nope, sorry. I don’t mean they are BAD. Cause they are good. But Primes to me are just in a league in there own.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Ah, well taste differs :)

          • DragonSilths

            Yup.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      I prefer Prime by a long way but I agree 100% about the rest of it. other M was a great game and they should be respected for trying something different. The writing and script may have been ropey at times but I found it an enjoyable yarn all the same, I hate the way people bomb on it for having Samus show emotions, everyone calls her whiny and submissive etc both terms are greatly exaggerating her personality but I never pictured Samus any other way TBH. Since Samus had such a hard life it’s to be expected that she’s depressed and a bit emo but how’s this any worse than a card-board, silent, robotic killer? as jay said “If you want a super-bad-ass no-feelings-killing-machine-dude with corny 90’s one-liners then get Duke Nukem Forever.”
      As for “Submissive” and “weak” well she still tore her way through countless monsters and looked pretty bad-ass doing it. She was also one of very few people to survive the ordeal (the whole not using the weapons she already had because Adam said so thing bugged me but like I said it had writing issues) And despite the presence of the GF soldiers she was on her own most of the time and did fine, what’s the problem!?
      I just hope the bitching about that game hasn’t put them off making another game like Other M, not in Gameplay terms since Prime is almost universally agreed to be better but in terms of a having a human Samus and a cinematic style. I hope they try again but step up their game a bit as the game did have its issues.

    • Pikachief

      I would consider myself a major 2D metroid fanboy. Love the 2D metroids. The Metroid Prime series is good, but I just like the 2D ones much more.

      That being said I thought this game was horrible. The areas, the level design, the plot, the voice acting, the characters, the gameplay, the revamped item collecting, having to be allowed permission for weapons, the setting as a whole, etc. etc.

      I would still really love for someone else to try again at a 2D metroid, ESPECIALLY Retro! I feel that the gamepad would be really awesome with a 2D metroid (a Metroid Prime game would also be really cool) and after all the great things they’ve done with DKC I’m sure they could do an amazing job at 2D metroid.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Would love to see something experimental like 2D/3D they did with Paper mario (all similarities ends there of course). Think about it. 3D view with the pad looking out from/scanning with Samus helmet, 2D on the TV.

        • rp17

          Everyone wins. 2d and 3d!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Exactly like that! :)

          • Merrfn

            Nice. I would LOVE that!

          • kevin nun—-

            On a Sony TV lol, everybody wins! except Microsoft, cuz you know.. It’s Microsoft

          • rp17

            Well, ya know… Nintendo don’t make them television machines. They just make the amazingly epic stuff on it!

          • ICHI

            Although I would love this viewpoint option the idea wouldn’t work. Unless I’m missing how comfortable it would be to either press up to go forward on a 2D game or press a horizontal direction to go forward in a 3D game? Or how would you strafe bullets looking at the top screen, you would have to change your view then think about which direction it is. Awesome idea, wish I could rationalise it.

  • John Andalora

    Don’t hold your breath that this will be coming any time soon. Remember that this is just Miyamoto saying “hey, if we want someone to make this game, this group’s gonna be the one to do it,” and that’s if they accept. And even then, if the people telling me that games take a long time to make are correct, then don’t expect anything good until before 2015.

  • RockieOllie

    Waiting for someone to get high priority for a DK 64 sequel

  • Jack5221

    HUGE Metroid fan here. Would LOVE to see Metroid in HD for the Wii U. Would also like to see all the other hunters from the DS game get involved too in the story too. I can already think of lots of ways how the game pad can be used – other than playing without a t.v.

    I’ll be the first to admit that I was a little disappointed when I found out that Retro was making another DK game. I honestly would have preferred Metroid, but honestly DK U doesnt look bad at all, I’ll be picking it up this year.

    • jay

      DK will be good. I would like to see the Prime Trilogy in HD.

    • Elem187

      And its only $50 in December, how can you say no to that?

  • Deadpool U

    Maybe now Tropical Freeze can stop gaining some unfair hate from people who wanted Retro to make a new Metroid.

    (Little side note anyone miss me while I was gone?)

    • jay

      Yeah the hate is ridiculous. It’s a AAA title that sold a ton. DK TF will be even better and will move consoles.

    • Merrfn

      Donkey Kong is getting slammed because people had high hopes for metroid to be announced/released. Donkey Kong was an unpleasant surprise.

      • ScrewAttack

        Doesn’t help I just don’t care for side scrolling DK at all :p

        • Merrfn

          Am I the only one excited for donkey kong?

          • ScrewAttack

            Nah I’m sure there are loads excited for it mate, just can’t count myself amongst that number I’m afraid!
            The game does look great, it’s just not my kinda thing.

          • Merrfn

            Retro certainly got backlash for not announcing metroid. I want to see if the game will sell well, it shall be interesting.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    I just launched Metroid Prime 2:Echoes when this news appeared.

    THIS MADE MY F*KING DAY o/

  • jay

    Would Love to see Metroid in HD.

    But would rather have Retro do something NEW or Different. I’ve already played 3 Retro Metroids. With DK and MArio Kart development Retro have already proven they can do anything.

    Would rather have them develop a new Star Fox, F-Zero, Eternal Darkness, Ice Climbers, Kid Icarus, Custom Robo or a completely NEW IP!!

    P.S. Metroid Prime Trilogy HD NOWW!!!!!

    • NextChannelGames

      Yea i would love to see Metroid Prime Trilogy HD with motion controls!

      • jay

        Wii Remote+!!

        Retro loves taking advantage of extra space on disc. they did so with Prime 3 but couldn’t do so with 1 and 2 for the trilogy….

        So imagine this, instead of it being just an up-rezed trilogy they can take advantage of the disc space like Zelda WWHD did!!

  • NextChannelGames

    Hey Ashley! Shantae Half Genie is about to reach its goal for Wii U, be sure to keep an eye out for it today ;)

  • Derian D’Intino

    Is that mean people are going to stop bitching about DKC Tropical Freeze not being a Metroid game despite the DKC returns selling more than all the prime games combined? I love Metroid Prime as much as the next guy, but good things take time and Tropical freeze is much easier to make to give them a head start with developing for the Wii U.

  • Starfoxguy

    I think they should let Retro make the next Metroid game. Look at how well the prime series sold.

    • Elem187

      1 & 2 sold decent, but 3 sold terrible, yet having the best controls and best looking of the bunch didn’t help it at all.

    • Merrfn

      Or a new starfox.

      • Starfoxguy

        Yeah it really needs a reboot.

        • Merrfn

          I am really hoping they do.

  • Bill

    I support this completely. I want Metroid returned to Retro.

    Other M is terrible. It was the first (and still only) Nintendo published game that I feel is genuinely bad (as opposed to just disappointing).

    I can’t believe one of the comments described it “mature.” Retro’s depiction of Samus in Metroid Prime was mature. Team Ninja/Sakamoto’s depiction of her in Other M is arguably sexist and indisputably sexualized. Zero Suit Samus is the worst thing to happen to Samus’s character.

    The story wants us to take it seriously, yet it has us run through the Pyrosphere sans Varia Suit simply because Adam didn’t authorize it. And who could forget the self destruct mechanism for Sector 0 that could only be activated from the inside to set up Adam’s faux dramatic death scene? I mean this story was absolute nonsense. Baffling after the sweet story we saw in Metroid Fusion.

    But, as much deserved flak the story receives, I think the real sin of Other M is in the game-play. Exploration is a hallmark of the Metroid series, but Other M is strictly linear. It plays like a mediocre beat ‘em up. The control is so broken (being forced into first person to fire missiles, not being able to move while firing missiles, auto aim etc) that I never really felt comfortable with it. And there wre numerous frustrating game-play ideas (pixel hunting and over-the-shoulder segments come to mind). Compared to the expansive and beautiful environments of the Prime series, we were treated to cramped and incredibly generic levels (biosphere, pyrosphere, cryosphere–how imaginative). And what happened to the music? I literally cannot recall a single track. The game was creatively bankrupt–why on earth were Nightmare and Phantoon randomly included?

    Critiquing Other M is akin to shooting fish in a bucket. It’s a parody of itself . . . just laughably bad. And I’m not being hyperbolic. Super Metroid is my favorite game. Retro did a respectful and admirable job of translating that experience to 3D in the best way possible. It was Other M, which was sold as a return to classic Metroid, that shat all over that tradition. Aside from the fact that it stars the character Samus (who acts and is portrayed nothing like in any of the other games), it bears no relation to the rest of the series. It is an embarrassment, a low point for the series, and possibly Nintendo as a whole.

    • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

      Sir take my upvote :3

      • Bill

        Happily! Much like there’s no wrong way to eat a Reeses, there’s never a wrong time to criticize Other M.

    • Elem187

      How about Platinum Games getting a crack at it?

      • Bill

        Intriguing prospect for sure. Personally, I’d like to see them do Star Fox. But if I guess if it freed up Retro to something new, I’d be okay with it. I still think Retro is the best choice for Metroid. The question is Metroid the best choice for Retro?

    • ScrewAttack

      It’s more than obvious that the whole point of the game went waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over your head.

      Did you know there’s Metroid titles before the Prime series? Several? That the Prime series totally disregarded in nearly every way?

      I used to enjoy the Prime series, but the way everyone vaunts it as the best thing since sliced bread is really killing my love for it. Even more than the complete apathy towards having to trapse through Magmoor caverns again, or the dark marshes in Echos, or nearly all of Corruption.

      You could’ve slapped a different protagonist in the game and a different name on the box and gotten away with it.

      • Bill

        Of course I knew that. Super Metroid was my first Metroid game. Metroid Prime does justice to that tradition far better than Metroid Other M. That said, the 2D Metroids–all of them, but especially Super–will always have a special place in my heart. Other M is nothing like those games.

        If its obvious that the point of Other M went way over my head, could you please explain to me what the point of Other M was? Was it to emulate the style of the 2D games? It doesn’t even come close. Those games were rich with exploration and had flawless control. They were also very light on story.

        Prime, like Super, was rich in exploration, light on story, and featured a great control scheme.

        I will admit that I soured a little on the Prime series with each successive game. Echoes and Corruption strayed further and further away from the Metroid formula, but they are still god-tier compared to Other M, which bears virtually no resemblance to any other Metroid game.

  • CyanideInsanity

    Thinking about other m, I wonder how using the 3rd person action areas as the way between hub areas would work. I think it could be better than just a simple elevator, and would give a more organic feel to the world.

    The biggest things I want from a new metroid would be (preferably first person) the exploration that the prime series had, and Samus back to being at least a mostly silent protagonist. I wouldn’t mind if Samus had a voice and communicated with others, as long as it was occasionally.

    • jay

      I agree.

      And I would rather have a completely NEW developer work on Metroid than either Team Ninja or Retro.

      • Bill

        Aside from wanting Retro to take up something new (which I completely understand), who could do a better job? They are the perfect team to do 3D Metroid. The Prime story started to drag on a bit by Corruption, but there is still plenty of room for innovation in the game-play.

        I still want a Fusion sequel developed by the old Metroid team for 3DS. I’m ready for a new 3D Metroid for Wii U AND a new 2D Metroid for 3DS.

        • CyanideInsanity

          Same here, I do want both. Honestly I see other m as an attempt to adapt the style of the 2d games into a 3d space, gameplay wise anyway.

          • Bill

            Yes, aside from being a blank canvas for Sakamoto to display his “brilliant” storytelling ability, I think Other M was an attempt to meld 2D and 3D game-play elements. I think that is a fundamentally misguided approach to a game design. 2D and 3D are completely different beasts and each offers a set of advantages and disadvantages. 2D offers tight control and platforming. 3D offers engrossing and realistic worlds. Other M is caught in an awkward middle, and I just don’t see much upside to that. Even if the story hadn’t been ridiculous and they had incorporated more exploration, Other M still would have been limited.

        • jay

          Yeah I agree, Retro is AWESOME when it comes to Metroid, people always get me wrong there.

          And it’s hard to imagine a better developer, but there are a few that could ignite a new fire including Intelligent Systems, Nintendo, Platinum Games or Monolith(probably not gonna happen soon).

  • Daniel Carvalho

    Someone didn’t like Other M! Thanks, Miyamoto!

    Before anyone starts claiming that I’m a fanboy and all that blablabla about Prime games not feeling like a Metroid title, we can’t say for sure that the next title will be a Prime sequel, nor that it will be FPA again. We’re talking about a most likely title for Wii U, that can use the two screens to show different perspectives. Let’s be positive about it!

  • http://people.ign.com/pdxmojo81 Pdxmojo81

    Vague and nothing new unfortunately. Seems like mostly speculation but I hope the game will be in development/released sooner than later.

  • Elem187

    “It’s interesting news that Retro themselves requested to work on another Donkey Kong title for Wii U”
    I don’t think its that interesting… Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii sold gangbusters, and Metroid Prime 3 sold like poo.
    if I was Retro studios, I would put in a request to make a game that brings in the cashola to have steak and lobster, not the game that has you eating Ramen every night

  • Wayne Beck

    I don’t wanna be the rain on anyone’s Parade, but when you see that part where Miyamoto says Retro wanted to do Donkey Kong he pretty much was saying Retro get’s to pick what Retro wants to make. If they don’t want to do Metroid, they aren’t going to do Metroid.

    Maybe they really wanna take a crack at Excitebike…

  • SuperSmashLinkMo

    Finally they work on another Metriod game again

  • Aleks

    My vote is for a lush Metroid Prime (if i had to pick just one of the 3) remade into HD, THEN, for Retro to take the helm. I remember REALLY being blown away by Prime. I’d love to see them touch on that universe again in the HD, gamepad age. HOWEVER, Platinum could rock Samus with Bayonetta style eroticism, flashy giant bosses and metroid lollipops! Lol. Okay, now my vote is for Plat. and Retro to both make 2 diffferent Metroid games at the same time!

    • ScrewAttack

      I’d MUCH rather see Platinum try their hand at Metroid than another Prime-style game from Retro.

    • Bill

      If they’re going the actionay sex appeal route (hopefully not), I think Platinum can design a sexier Samus and a better game overall than Team Ninja. So I half-way endorse your idea! ;-)

      • Aleks

        Lol. (Seriously) i would love Retro to revisit Samus. I was kidding about Platinum making a Samus/Bayonetta hybrid…….. BUT, after having thought about it, i would totally be lying if i said i wouldnt purchase it and love it for going in such a bizarre direction lol. I want both now, lol.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      That could work, worlds & exploration designed by Retro, fast paced action, battles & cinematics by Platinum – I have thought about the idea of a more action based Metroid as I loved the Melee moves in Other M and sometimes the Prime games could get a little slow.
      Man I hope Nintendo keep working with Platinum, they could do so well with a new Starfox and Metroid could benefit from their input as well.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Wow, that’s a vague quote. Basically tells us nothing… he basically says: we like the metroid franchise and we like the studio retro. Retro might make another metroid title, or they might not.

  • Evang3los

    I am 100% positive that retro did not “ask” to work on another dk game. They were “voluntold” to do it because it will sell more units than metroid did. This was purely a Njp move. They don’t sell metroid games there and they needed an easy game to make. It’s a wii engine and made to run in hd. It does not show retro’s ability and is a huge waste of talent.

    • Bill

      So we can’t take Retro’s own word for it? Is it that unfathomable that they simply wanted to explore the DK universe a bit more? They took 3 games to explore the Metroid universe, after all.

      I’m a huge fan of both games, so I don’t really have a horse in the race. Yes, I’d probably have preferred a follow-up to Prime, but there’s still a good chance we’ll see it down the line.

      We also shouldn’t just dismiss the importance sales. They matter. Developers can’t just make what they want or whatever a select group of people want. DK sold more than the 3 Primes combined. If they can use the revenue pulled in by DK to fund a fantastic Metroid game, all the better imo.

      • Evang3los

        I wasn’t trying to sound so negative, and I see the importance of games and sales of consoles right now, so I know tropical freeze was the right choice. But I feel that they could have had a less high profile studio make the game since it is still the same engine and graphics. If retro would be given what they are best at producing. Fps/metroid . I feel like the “western” development has been replaced with eastern mindsets. This is my issue. I want Nintendo to succeed in everything and I understand their move, but it doesn’t mean I have to be happy.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Actually I heard when DK was announced someone from Retro said that Nintendo asked if they wanted to do another Metroid game but Retro wanted to do another DK as they had new ideas that didn’t get into DKCR.
      I agree though it is a big waste of talent and a massive missed opportunity to show what Wii U can do – a Metroid Prime game in 1080p would look stunning, the gamepad has so much potential for scanning, inventory, gunship control etc. And it would have added much needed diversity (and maturity) to Wii U’s library and as if Wii U needed another 2D platformer.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    God dammit Nintendo, you already ought to be working on Metroid already (maybe they are and this is here to throw us of the scent – think about it, Miyamoto said Retro could handle multiple projects at once and before DK was announced all evidence suggested Metroid so maybe it’s already
    underway)TBH honest I think Retro should have done Metroid before DKTF, Wii U is getting enough platformers and Metroid would be exactly what they needed to broaden the appeal of Wii U and cover other genres.
    I hope they do another 1st person Metroid game SOON, in the style of Prime yes but that story is over so start another trilogy if it plays like Prime then perfect but continue form Corruption’s cliffhanger and start a new story. I also hope they keep the more cinematic style of Other M but step up the writing this time (I still like Other M a lot though and think the flaws it has are greatly exaggerated) It would also be nice to see Samus actually working as a bounty hunter rather than stumbling on distress signals all the time – They could keep the exploration and worlds of Prime but have Samus hunting targets/completing objectives as some sort of mission throughout the story rather than playing through the story in one go. As the story goes on, all these missions are interconnected and it would be awesome!
    Maybe this could work as some sort of
    online as well. I know Metroid doesn’t NEED online but if you could play through side/bounty-missions competitively/co-cooperatively with your friends (going across huge worlds and solving puzzles in traditional Metroid fashion) then that would be something different and there could be online leader-boards too – MiiVerse has some real potential here. Also some sort of team death-match mode could work well – rather than being your typical run and gun affair, the matches could cover huge areas rather
    than little arenas so as you actually had to hunt other players down
    rather than it just being a game of CoD – although I guess an all guns blazing mode would be fun too.
    -If anyone is working on Metroid it should be Retro.

  • Linskarmo

    I hope the next Metroid game is huge, but most important of course is satisfying gameplay. I’ll wait and see.

  • Noah Hood

    I would love a new Metroid game for the Wii U! It would look amazing in HD. (*°∀°) And it could really utilize the features of the Gamepad.

  • Tom Greene

    Other M sucks!!!!…..just go Gamestop and see Other M for a lousy $3 (pathetic) while Metroid Prime Collection is going for $69-89..any more questions you lousy M fans?

    • Bill

      That’s a good point. I was lucky to pick up MPT for $40 on Craiglist. I’ve seen outrageous prices for it elsewhere. Nintendo first party games tend to hold their value quite well . . . Other M is glaring exception because it is one of the only truly bad games they’ve published. The market don’t lie.

  • AXISPAW

    So let’s get this straight. Pretty much every Nintendo fan wants retro to make another prime game for Wii U (and expected it to be announced by now) but Nintendo don’t seem to care. Is there any wonder Wii U is failing? Nintendo should be listening to fans and another Prime game should of been long into development. It took the gamecube 3 years to get into the mess the Wii U has gotten into in under one.

  • Tails the Foxhound

    I honestly hope they get Metroid out to another studio, I want to see what Retro can do with their own ideas. Then again, they’re apparently big enough to do two games at once now, so maybe they can still do a (non-Prime, Prime’s done) Metroid too.

  • Tom Greene

    Other M Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom Greene

    Other M sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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