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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:19am 03/03/10 | 19 Comments
It's a very unusual video for anyone who has followed the Metroid series (specifically, Metroid Prime), but Tecmo's new imagining of Nintendo's hallmark franchise is interesting, to say the least.

Today's video is a cinematic, and delves into Samus Aran's past, with her fully voiced and presented in non-suited up form. Still, it's nice to see Nintendo taking the risk and fleshing out the lore, which has a lot of promise given the series pedigree. Who knows, maybe they'll start looking at avenues like this for other beloved franchises. *cough* Zelda *cough*

Check out the video below.




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Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:22am 03/3/10
I still don't know what to think of this...
Spook
Posted 11:25am 03/3/10
anotehr metroid game!??!

AWWWWYEERRRRRRRRR

metroid on the wii was fricken awesome.

as for the video above, doesnt do much for me, would be mad keen to see some actual game play though;
Raven
Posted 11:32am 03/3/10
Zelda in such a fasion wouldn't work. Metroid follows a timeline, using the same charactors and events following them over years. Zelda on the other hand is a different sprite each time, so the story that happened to, say, the Link in Eind Waker, never happened to the Link in Link's awakening or A Link to the Past.
Midda
Posted 11:38am 03/3/10
Interesting, though I would rather some gameplay footage.
Dan
Posted 02:10pm 03/3/10
Midda: There's a little bit of gameplay footage in the E3 2009 Trailer
DM
Posted 12:07pm 03/3/10
Ehhhhh... i'm still not sure wether I can deal with a voiced samus or not yet. 1 thing I CAN say though is that finally they picked a decent sounding woman to do the job so it at least sounds ok. Nothing cringe worthy. Could work out quite awesomely.

IMO the only way zelda can be good again is if they stop going all over the f*****g place in their timeline and follow the simple, original layed out path of

zelda 1 -> zelda 2 - > new zelda fully voiced continuing on from #2's storyline of ganon trying to be revived and you trying to stop it. Every zelda since #2 has been either a prequal or a offshoot in the timeline. Enough of this bulls*** on the DS. Spirit Tracks? Really? after he saved the world for the 909th time he goes and becomes a f*****g TRAIN DRIVER?! I also don't like the idea of link being different in each game. There just happens to be a huge history of little kids who all look the same, all are named link and all defeat ganon? pffft cmon. I want a Zelda 3 ffs.

last edited by DM at 12:07:43 03/Mar/10
Sc00bs
Posted 12:08pm 03/3/10
what a s***hole of a video
Sc00bs
Posted 12:09pm 03/3/10
im still waiting for the real zelda 2.. after the ocarina of time (best game ever)
Sc00bs
Posted 12:10pm 03/3/10
gameplay in that video dan looks horrible, the graphics are ugly as an homeless mans ass
Dan
Posted 12:11pm 03/3/10
What do you really expect from the Wii?
DM
Posted 12:25pm 03/3/10
Mabye it's just me but I don't like Metroid being 3D. Anyone else with me on this? Why can't they push it back to the Super Metroid style and do a massive, 40 hour hardcore metroid game?
Spook
Posted 12:34pm 03/3/10
i like the 3d
i also liked the 2d
Steve Farrelly
Posted 12:35pm 03/3/10
I <3 Metroid Prime series

Sc00bs agree with OoT call!
Midda
Posted 12:46pm 03/3/10
Midda: There's a little bit of gameplay footage in the E3 2010 Trailer

I think you mean 2009.

And yeah, I've seen that, I meant new gameplay footage.
Mr.Bumpy
Posted 12:57pm 03/3/10
That E3 trailer was so much better!
groganus
Posted 01:08pm 03/3/10
thats looking pretty decent for a wii game.
Dan
Posted 02:12pm 03/3/10
Midda: There's a little bit of gameplay footage in the E3 2010 Trailer
I think you mean 2009.

And yeah, I've seen that, I meant new gameplay footage.
Or do it.... ? =]

If you want a more classic Metroid experience in a contemporary graphics engine (that doesn't look wii-dated) you can't go past Shadow Complex.
Insanernator
Posted 12:42pm 04/3/10
Yeah, we get to play Samus as a child. They should do a similar idea with Zelda. I wonder what young Link was like....

Sc00bs - isn't that what Wii games are meant to look like?

Tecmo/Team Ninja.... WTF NINTENDO?!

I haven't played a Metroid since Prime. Which was ok, but it wasn't quite metroid. Also I don't know which way to hold a gamecube controller... lol

I can still throw hours at Super Metroid. I played it for the first time since... (Some time, long ago) a few weeks back. Totally got stuck on the "noob bridge". If you guys want Super Metroid style - go straight to the source.
Azaria
Posted 01:03pm 04/3/10
IMO the only way zelda can be good again is if they stop going all over the f*****g place in their timeline and follow the simple, original layed out path of ...


Not sure if Zelda has ever been a game where I needed continuity of story to enjoy it. The story to me has always been secondary/irrelevant.
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