Two New Metroid Games in Development, Prime-Style Game Included

Samus will be returning, in both first person perspective and in 2D.

Posted By | On 13th, Jun. 2014 Under News


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We saw Zelda, Mario, Smash Bros., Yoshi and even Devil’s Third for the Wii U at E3 2014. Heck, even Star Fox made a cameo appearance and was confirmed to be arriving next year. Oddly enough, there was a fairly big name missing: Metroid. Not that the game has been on Nintendo’s release calendar for a few years now but according to Nintendo SPD head Shinya Takahashi in conversation with Kotaku, there are some new games in development for release in “the near future.”

“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.”

The last major Metroid release was Ninja Theory’s Metroid: Other M, which released on the Wii in 2010.

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  • FoxMulder900

    It was Team Ninja who developed Other M, not Ninja Theory.

  • andy cadle

    That statement doesn’t mean theres two new Metroid games currently in development though, does it?? Article fail; sometimes you reporters like to jump the gun a bit too soon and make assumptions based on hearsay.

    • andy cadle

      Exactly. How they’ve come to the conclusion that there is in fact two new Metroid games, all because Shinya Takahash has said that there are two types of Metroid games as in the Prime series and the 2D scrolling series is laughable…For the record, think I prefer the 2D Metroid games- Probably because the first one in the series I played was Super Metroid, and we all know how epic that was.
      Incidentally, can only call on Nintendo franchises being freely interchangeable between 2D/3D games- We’ve had both varieties in the Mario universe, the top down and 3D Zelda games, both 2D/3D Metroid games, and even Donkey Kong took the 3D route once upon a time! Think Nintendo are the only company who’s flagship franchise games are strong enough where they can be brave enough to switch between the two- Literally struggling to think of any other instances.

  • NintendoMan

    Rumor all the way.

    • andy cadle

      Total rumour; The dude has read between the lines. And failed horribly. Read the quote from Shinya Takahash and tell me how that translates into ‘Yes, we are in fact developing both a new 2D, and a 3D Metroid game simultaneously’. The guy who’s wrote the article has clearly had a ‘mare here…

  • Joseph Oliveira

    This is a RUMOR!


 

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