RUMOUR: Retro working on Star Fox – Metroid crossover for the Wii U

Posted By | On 19th, May. 2012

According to a report on Paul Gale Network, the same blog that reported of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale last year, Retro Studios is currently working on a Wii U game, but it’s nothing like what you’d expect. It’s a crossover between Nintendo’s two mainstream science fiction franchises- Star Fox and Metroid.

However, even the source of this rumour isn’t confident about its validity, so you should probably take all this with a pinch of salt for at least the next fortnight, after which Nintendo might be announcing this game at their E3 conference.

According to the report, the devs at Retro were torn between working on the Star Fox franchise 0r creating a new third person action IP. Nintendo then proposed an alternative, which led to the development of this crossover, reportedly titled ‘Star Fox – Metroid: Fusion Saga.’

The game will see Fox and his crew crashing into Samus Aran’s ship after an intergalactic war, which sends Samus crashing down into an unknown planet below. Fox attempts to reunite with Samus while she explores the strange world. They ultimately meet up and fight against the Star Fox villain Andross, who is trying to make use of the powers of the species known as Metroid.

Star Fox segments will be, true to the franchise, short burts of high intensity third person action while Metroid sections will focus on isolation and atmosphere and follow the several tropes of the Metroid Prime trilogy.

It’s unclear whether this rumour is true, but something like this would make plenty of sense. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated.


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