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Former Castlevania dev says he’d love to work on Metroid

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This week Koji Igarashi left long time publisher Konami in order to form his own studio, similar to the move that Keiji Inafune made last year after leaving Capcom. He’s in attendance at GDC this week, where IGN asked him if he would be interested in working on the Metroid series for Nintendo.

“Whether it’s possible or not comes down to the [intellectual property] holder, which in this case would be Nintendo, and whether they want to work with me. But, if they did want to work with me, I would love the chance of doing that.”

It seems as though there are numerous developers that would be eager to work on Metroid as a series for Nintendo, should Nintendo decide to start working on another game.

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  • SmashFinale

    Metroidvania…

    • RyuNoHadouken

      Nintendo should jump all over this!!!!

    • T-X

      …omg….Space-Vampires….would be actually awesome….

      • Yoshiwhirlwind

        Space Vampirates.

  • WarioForever

    Yes! Work on Metroid. It’s not so important for me if Retro is doing it or not. Just give me Metroid in HD!

  • Lil J Moore

    Did someone say Metriod Super Metriod style?

    http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Loki.gif

  • Ryan F

    HIRE HIM NOW

  • Ducked

    Imagine if both him and Retro worked on the new Metroid

  • Jack5221

    I don’t mind him making it, as long as its in 3D, and not 2D, Im cool with it.

    • rp17

      WHY NOT BOTH? But seriously, why not have him make a Super Metroid 2 and have Retro make a Metroid Prime 4?

      • SmashFinale

        Rather have a Metroid 2 Remake than a Super Metroid 2

    • Carlos Coronado

      Is that the guy from Lord of shadows?

      • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

        Yes, he perfected Castlevania with Lord of Shadows and now he’s moving on to Metroid. Samus will have the biggest shoulders you ever seen

        • Carlos Coronado

          That will be very cool I hope it happens.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    This is a great idea. I would love to see ideas from both Metroid and Castlevania melt together into a higher unit. Makes me believe in humanity again. (100% sarcasm free post)

    • JB

      Nice disclaimer in parentheses there! :-)

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Usually gotta most times otherwise people take it the wrong way. :P

        • David Trail

          Wii U > PS4 ha ha ha

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Congratulations, you have learned the meaning of > today. Use it wisely.

          • David Troll

            PS4 > Wii U ha ha ha

          • Commander Pikachu

            LIESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
            wii u is good but ps4 is technically better

          • David Trail

            Technically better but has the worst games?????

          • David Troll

            PS4 best games > Wii U worst games lmao!

          • David Trail

            Super Mario 3D World 93% > Infamous SS only 81%…

            Do not compute!

          • David Troll

            The Last of Us 95% > Super Mario 3D World 93%

            Do not compute! Lmao!

          • David Trail

            Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 97% > Last of Us only 95%…

            Nintendo wins again lmao!!!!!

          • David Troll

            PS4 wins > Nintendo lost lmao!

          • David Trail

            Ps4 wins sales

            Wii U wins games

            Game console???

          • Commander Pikachu

            Dude you are making nintendo look bad just stop ok
            read my bio i love all consels but hate fanboys like you that make them sound like trash

          • jjbredesen
          • Commander Pikachu

            agree

          • Commander Pikachu

            wonder why i cant do jifs here :(

          • Guest

            this work?

        • JB

          I’ve noticed! :-)

    • David Trail

      Pikmin 3 88% > Infamous SS only 81% lmao!!!!!

      • Roman

        Wait, what? This has nothing to do with the post nor the article…

        • David Trail

          I’m making fun of him. He always makes fun at Nintendo!

          • Roman

            I guess, but don’t you think making fun of anything is wrong? Aren’t you committing the same evil as him, spreading hate and fan-boy-ism across the net and really becoming just like him?

          • David Trail

            It’s worth it

          • Roman

            Fire with fire, I see (or in this case, Trolling with Trolling). Good luck, and try not to forget the rule about trolls!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Im not a troll. Im a messenger of God.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Worth what?

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Im not evil. Im here on this page to spread goodness. Its a mission from God himself.

          • jjbredesen

            That makes all the sarcasm work,God was sarcastic when he wrote the Bible,

            1. He does not love us
            2. He does not exist!
            3. Jesus is Gods father
            4. God is Satan.
            5. Satan is good.
            6. The ten commandments really say:

            You must worship no God
            You must always misuse his name.
            On Sunday everyone must be slaves
            Don’t honor your f and m
            You must kill
            You shall commit adultery
            You shall steal
            You must lie in court.

            etc. :P

            You must be a profit, from now on we must start a new relgion: MagnusErikssondommen av dei siste dagar heilage armeen!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think what it comes down to is, that people like Magnus enjoy watching kids like Davey boy lash out uncontrollably. If he got people like David to do it back, then it’s a win in itself.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Where was the fun part. I dont even understood your post. Its some words put together at random. No sense. Pikmin 3 have little to do with anything.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Yeah, that’s about 90% of his posts.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          David is not like the other of us. He is special if you know what I mean. We should let him be and not confront him too hard. Its good that he can socialize a bit on the web.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            True. You’d have to be a fool to take most of what he says, serious. It’s always entertaining to watch the young one spaz. ;P

          • Shane Michaels

            Yes. He is very special. Not as special as me though. I’m the specialist…

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          David is one of those crazy fanboys that have a hard time sticking to topics. He’s known for spazzing out quite often. Don’t take him serious. He’ll grow up eventually. ;P

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Are you drunk?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I’m going to guess too much sugar.

        • David Troll

          Yes!

          Smartphones > Wii U LMAO!

          • David Trail

            Every dedicated gaming device > smart phones lmao!

          • David Troll

            Every dedicated gaming device > Nintendo consoles lmao!

          • David Trail

            Wii U > PS4 and Xbox One

            How can ps4 and Xbox One be better when Wii U has the best games?

          • David Troll

            PS4 games > Wii U games lmao!

          • Gam

            David Troll = David Trail < Trolling < Flame baiting.

            I can read everything!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I believe they’re the same person. Not sure why he needs two accounts to flame bait. Lol. He does that fine with one account.

          • http://valid.at val berger

            of course they are. funny thing is, when you complain about users like this, admins here give a shit and erase your post containing a complain instead. It’s nice how kids are allowed to do what they want here, verbally attack other users, flame, spam whatever and admins actually support that. great.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Agreed. That’s why I don’t take this site seriously. Especially when you see some clickbait articles. It’s easy to tell this is a fanboy site more than a news. As for the verbal attacks on posters, I think the admins gave up trying. It shows. Lol.

          • iamserious

            Lol! That was funny.

          • David Trail

            81% better than 93%?????

          • Vriska Serket

            You are a 8ad troll. Not even close.

      • Commander Pikachu

        FANBOY

        • David Trail

          You cared enough to comment lmao!

          • David Troll

            Commander’s comment > Your comment lmao!

          • David Trail

            The real David Trail > David Troll’s comment lmao!

          • David Troll

            My common sense > Your common sense lmao!

          • David Trail

            Nah

          • Commander Pikachu

            i like nintendo but come on 81 is still a good score

          • Commander Pikachu

            stop talking to yourself

    • The Clockwork Being

      Agree. I think it would give old Castlevania fans and Metroid fans such a joy. That game would be nothing but amazing.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        2.5D? :)

        • Iflywright

          hells yeah dude, that’d be badass.

        • http://valid.at val berger

          DKTF showed some more ways of how to really make use of 2.5D, so this could add some great depth to such a game.

    • Cena’s Smirk

      major break through!

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Who exactly are those numerous developers again, Ash? It’s usually good to provide examples. Other than that, I think Igarashi would be a perfect candidate for the job. Now, to see if Nintendo will reveal Metroid at E3. I’ll be waiting.

    • David Trail

      Infamous SS only 81% on metacritic lmao…

      Wii U > PS4

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        So it got 81 out of 100? I call that a good score. Thank you for the news update. ;P

        • David Troll

          Yes!

          PC/PS4/Xbox One > Wii U lmao!

          • David Trail

            Wii U/ PC > PS4 and Xbox One lmao!

          • David Troll

            PS4/PC > Xbox One and Wii U lmao!

          • David Trail

            Wii U games better reviews. PS4 games look better on ps4…

            Wii U/ PC > PS4

          • Shane Michaels

            Please, both of you, shut up. Or get a room.

          • David Troll

            Your room > My room lmao!

          • David Troll

            Everything on earth > Wii U lmao!

        • David Trail

          Wii U games are superior!

          • David Troll

            Wii U games are inferior!

            any game not on Wii U > Wii U games lmao!

          • David Trail

            Review scores say otherwise lmao!!!!

          • David Troll

            Android games >Wii U lmao!

          • David Trail

            Said know one ever lmao!

          • David Troll

            Steam > Nintendo eShop lmao!

          • David Trail

            E Shop is having sales now so in time it will be better than Steam.

          • David Troll

            Steam Sales > Nintendo eShop sales lmao!

          • David Trail

            Not in the future

          • David Troll

            Steam’s future > NIntendo’s future lmao!

          • Brandon

            But the console itself is inferior, and im liking your twin. :)

          • David Trail

            Who cares when the games are better?

          • Brandon

            Well, the ps4 has been out for 4 months and it took the wii u about a year to get a good game.

          • David Trail

            Zombi U 77% > Killzone Shadowfall 73% launch titles…

            Wii U had pretty decent launch titles too my friend!

          • David Troll

            PS4 launch > Wii U launch lmao!

          • David Trail

            Playing sales and not games I see… Enjoying Knack and other mediocre launch titles?

          • David Troll

            PS4 better games > Nintendo mediocre games lmao!

  • HungryMetroid

    can you imagine how great that would be?

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_luzhc1IBFn1qbvovho1_500.gif

  • David Trail

    Infamous SS only 81% on metacritic lmao!!!!!

    • matthew garcia

      And wii u. Only 7000 sales this week in japan lol. Psp is catching up

      • David Trail

        Ps fans playing sales and not games…

        Wii U > PS4

        • matthew garcia

          And your playing critics and not playing games. If sales are not important to u then why should a reviewers opinion matter to me. I’m just using your logic

    • David Troll

      Infamous > You lmao!

  • Dark-Link73

    Nintendo should have all these “…numerous developers that would be eager to work on Metroid as a series…” ( whomever they are) make a Metroid demo and award the contract(s) to the one(s) who make the best demo along with a full script of the story. I bet this type of “tryout” would make developers put more effort into the quality of the game.

  • Roman

    If I am remember correctly, Retro is an American company based in Texas. It’s kinda hard for me to see them working closely with any Japanese developer, but who knows, maybe with such close ties to Nintendo they can overcome cultural and language barriers with the Japanese.

  • Capt. Smoker

    Please make Metroid ;D

  • Squid

    Metroid can come to the 3DS with this guy if he works on Metroid. For Wii U I prefer a 3D Metroid.

  • AM Real

    NITENDO should work with ANY seasoned vet like Koji!! Especially now where it appears that the majority of developers are running away from developing for the Wii U….Metroidvania would be sick

  • starwars360

    Kojima want to bring Snake into SSB. 4 on Wii U and 3DS and now another Konami’s developer guy want working with Nintendo for Metroid title. Interesting both guys loved Nintendo. Konami can shut their mouth. Lol

  • starwars360

    WiiUDaily.com staffs please go and made contract with Nintendo and tell them about this. Nintendo need to know about it. Nintendo not come into website and read since they too busy with their business and games. So better tell them. Please. Or tell ex Castlevania developer to tell Nintendo about it.

    I just want Nintendo know about it.

  • Mario

    Which they should.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    When I got the special edition of castlevania symphony of the night back in the days I read an interview with one of the lead devs. He confirmed back then that he truly loved Super Metroid and that he based SotN on Super Metroid’s gameplay, it was his favorite game of all times back then. Even the map design was a copy of the Super Metroid one in colors, design and style. Several simiair titles followed as we know (GBA and DS)

    I don’t believe this is the same developer/person as the name is a bit unfamiliair to me. Nonetheless Konami employees seem to love nintendo franchises and hardware a lot, but the big boss-man disagrees as we haven’t seen any Konami titles on Nintendo platforms (read home consoles) in so long time. They still seem to be pretty active on the handhelds though. As Dark-Link73 suggested let them make some demo and contract the best of them for it :D sounds like a good plan to me as well.

  • The Clockwork Being

    A Metroidvania game would be splendid!

    • William Martinez

      it would be cool but i want a 3d metroid, we have a lot of 2d games on Wii U.

      • The Clockwork Being

        The way I want it is a3D Metroid for the Wii U and a 2D Metroid for the 3DS. Both of them would be tied in some sort.

  • CydeFxt

    Question. Would you want this Metroid to be 2d platformer? Or would you rather want this to be something more like the Prime games?

    • Will the3rd

      Prime without any discussion and won’t never understand the people who says no. :P

      • CydeFxt

        I’ll be honest…I’ve never played any Metroid game. So i know that i missed out. But i won’t miss out on any Metroid that comes to the Wii U. Side note: Samus was my go to character in the SSB games.

  • NkoSekirei

    i wouldnt mind a side scrolling metroid game for the 3ds while the wii u gets the metroid prime style game

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      The direct opposite will happen. Except The title wont be side Scrolling, will be third person like Pandora’s tower

  • Spencer Manigat

    I think I’m gonna cry… Too late.

    This is the stuff of fan fiction.

  • beerkin

    I’d let Rosie Odonnel take a dump on my chest if it meant Koji would make a Metroid game.

  • Cena’s Smirk

    I haven’t played a metroid since SNES. I just bought Other M from amazon. I heard a lot of people like the prime series better but I’m not fond of the first person view. I like the game play of other m from want I’ve seen.

    • David Trail

      I know people hate on the game. Way too much for mostly unjustifiable reasons!

      • David Troll

        My reason > your reason lmao!

      • Cena’s Smirk

        from what I’ve read the major grips are the controls. looks straight forward, wii mote sideways, point to aim and shoot.

  • Shane Michaels

    Though this is a nice though, am I the only one who would want to see Platinum make the next Metroid? Just imagine for a second, a 3rd Person Shooter in the style of Vanquish, but with next gen graphics, elements from the 2-D games, Prime Series, and Metroid Blast from Nintendo Land! It would be amazing, wouldn’t it?

  • Commander Pikachu

    i actually have an idea (this off of this topic but metroid related) if retro show off metroid prime 4(doubt it but possible) the trailer could be starting out with amazing cgi about the space pirates(ridley with them) are attacking a galactic fed ship. Samus gets there and starts pretty much going awesome by killing all the space pirates then gets to this giant room. She then sees ridley who you can see through her helmet as a reflection. my opinion for metroid prime 4 trailer.

  • wcb123

    i want another retro metroid.

    • http://valid.at val berger

      you mean a Metroid by Retro Studios or a Metroid that’s retro?

      • FutureFox

        Why not both?

      • wcb123

        A 3d Retro Studios game. Other M was a huge let down. In my opinion RS are as good as Rare were in their hayday. Anything they work on is gold.

        • http://valid.at val berger

          Although they might be as good as Rare used to be, I wouldn’t say they actually are, as we never really had chance to see something really original coming from Retro Studios. I don’t mean their actual work isn’t original, but they just never got the chance to show, what they would come up with when creating something new which is quite a bigger achievement, than just creating games as good as they did with Metroid & Donkey Kong. But sure, as you said what they touch turns into gold, so would be cool to see them delivering something like Ravenblade which they initially planned top release on Gamecube but rejected that in favor of the MP production schedule. Also I guess as they were named ‘Retro Studios’ they had never any other purpose than bringing the old Nintendo games into the 3rd age. With people from Rare, Acclaim and Valve sitting in that studio, I think they got so much more potential to unfold and shouldn’t be dammed to always just remake other studios ideas but create their own products. at least now and then.

          • thedeciderU

            ^^^ this exactly. let them bring something brand new to the table.

  • http://valid.at val berger

    Metroid says it’d love to work on former castlevania dev.

  • Cyberus

    Castlevania’s delayed whip and Metroid’s innovative “shoot every single block in the entire maze and you might find random pathways that are needed to beat the game” mechanic….in one game? I’m honoured

  • Nintendo Dragon

    Please godbased Sakurai let this happen!