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Metroid Prime 4 - Scrapping what they've done and starting over


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Damn.  I wanted it sooner, but can totally respect the decision.

 

I don’t only want Retro on board, but Armature too.  There’s some talent from the original team there.  Both companies are in Austin.  Regardless, it feels right for Retro to have their baby back.  Nintendo at large has screwed the pooch with this franchise.  The Prime series was Metroid at its best.  (And I say that as someone who loved Super)

 

I’m extremely curious about what the game looked like.  They released that 3DS game no one wanted, but had to cancel this...

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55 minutes ago, Slug said:

 

tl;dw

  • Game wasn't going the way they wanted.
  • They're throwing out everything they've developed to this point and are starting again from scratch.
  • They've brought Retro Studios on board.
  • They're super sorry for the delay.

 

I thought Retro was already developing this?

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5 minutes ago, nublood said:

 

I thought Retro was already developing this?

Nope.  I don't know that a studio was ever officially announced as the developer.  I know there were rumors that Bandai-Namco had partnered with Nintendo on it, but I can't find any official word on the matter.

 

What SFLUFAN said.

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6 minutes ago, Bloodporne said:

Also, respect for that video and transparency. 

Yeah, if you have to announce a delay that's the way to do it.  The whole time I'm watching that video, instead of being upset about the delay I'm all, "Aww..it's OK buddy. We understand." Culturally speaking, the Japanese seem amazing at apologizing. :P

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10 minutes ago, Slug said:

Yeah, if you have to announce a delay that's the way to do it.  The whole time I'm watching that video, instead of being upset about the delay I'm all, "Aww..it's OK buddy. We understand." Culturally speaking, the Japanese seem amazing at apologizing. :P

I admit, I thought "this is peak Japanese" the entire time.

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43 minutes ago, Slug said:

Yeah, if you have to announce a delay that's the way to do it.  The whole time I'm watching that video, instead of being upset about the delay I'm all, "Aww..it's OK buddy. We understand." Culturally speaking, the Japanese seem amazing at apologizing. :P

 

Judging from the Like/Dislike ratio on Youtube, you don't seem to be the only one thinking that way. I can't remember the last time I saw a publisher this large be so forthright in an apology.

 

I think Nintendo went out of their way this time because they had already announced the game way earlier than they normally would and they didn't want to head into another direct with this game being a no show.

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I never quite understood why some thought the Metroid 4 announcemment was such a home run for Nintendo during their E3 direct.  Sure, it gave fans something to get excited for, but compared to just about any other game shown at the press conferences and show floor, the MP4 logo was as low effort as it comes.  To put it into perspective, we’ve seen more of the FF7 remake.

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