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Metroid Prime series dev teases E3 2015 appearance

The development studio behind the Metroid Prime series and the recent Donkey Kong Country games has teased an E3 2015 appearance.

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Retro Studios, best known for its work with the Metroid Prime series and most recently Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, has teased an appearance at this year’s E3.

Retro Studios took to its official Twitter account to share the following message:

The tease comes just days before Nintendo’s digital media briefing officially airs, which has us believing the studio is ready to unveil its next project. It’s been eight years since Metroid Prime 3 was released on the Wii, and with the Wii U already entering its third year, we’re hoping the studio will have a new Metroid Prime game is announced. Or at least a less-brutal Donkey Kong Country.

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    June 10, 2015 6:22 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Metroid Prime series dev teases E3 2015 appearance

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      June 10, 2015 6:33 AM

      A new Metroid for WiiU PLEASE!
      Take my cash NOW!

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      June 10, 2015 6:36 AM

      I can't resist a Metroid game.. WiiU might be in my future.

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      June 10, 2015 6:45 AM

      A new dkc!

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      June 10, 2015 6:46 AM

      Is that really even a tease? Nintendo Studio promoted Nintendo Event. I'd pass out from joy if they announce another Metroid Prime, but basing that on a vague tweet really seems like a stretch and huge assumption.

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      June 10, 2015 6:48 AM

      Please no more FPS Metroid. Give me a 2.5D worthy successor to Super Metroid/Metroid Fusion

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        June 10, 2015 7:02 AM

        How about both, to release nearly simultaneously, like metroid prime and fusion.

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          June 10, 2015 7:06 AM

          Ding ding ding. The sidescroller should be a Wii Shop exclusive for both Wii U and 3DS.

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            June 10, 2015 7:08 AM

            I would be 110% on board with this. A new metroid would be great and two new metroids would be doubly great.

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          June 10, 2015 7:39 AM

          That would be fucking ideal.

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        June 10, 2015 7:17 AM

        Maybe on the 3DS. The WiiU needs another 2D game like a hole in the head.

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        June 10, 2015 8:56 AM

        i'd actually like a TPS metroid with motion controls similar to Splatoon. that game is basically a platformer AND a third person shooter and it's great.

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          June 10, 2015 8:59 AM

          For all it got wrong, the general area traversal in Other M actually worked.

          If it hadn't been married to the wiimote d-pad with no analog options, along with their other stupid decisions like first person missiles, it would have been a solid base for a third person metroid.

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        June 10, 2015 9:26 AM

        I'd imagine it might be a new Prime for WiiU and a new 2D.5 3DS game. Which I am perfectly ok with.

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        June 10, 2015 10:02 AM

        Yeah I never liked the Prime games, I want 2D on a home console.

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      June 10, 2015 7:06 AM

      WiiU re-release of the Prime Trilogy. Back to the well.

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        June 10, 2015 7:06 AM

        Already done.

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        June 10, 2015 7:06 AM

        They already did that.

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        June 10, 2015 7:07 AM

        It's already out. I bought it like two months ago or something. Games are so good.

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          June 10, 2015 7:10 AM

          WiiU re-release of Metroid Prime Hunters?

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            June 10, 2015 7:19 AM

            Hunters was not part of the trilogy.

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              June 10, 2015 9:48 AM

              The original demo was a pretty good portable Quake-like deathmatch though.

              Not to say the full release wasn't fun as well, but it didn't feel much like Quake due largely in part to all the different characters.

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                June 10, 2015 9:59 AM

                The multiplayer was fun enough, it was the single player that felt cut-rate to me. Uninteresting and repetitive.

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                  June 10, 2015 10:27 AM

                  It for sure was not to the same measure as the Relic games, the writing alone made that pretty clear.

                  I don't really remember it being terribly repetitive, but that may just be softened by time. I for sure remember hating one particular escape sequence involving holes in the ground leading out to the void of space.

                  Ohhhhhhhhhh right the totem bosses. Yeah, those were way over done, even if they added to them each time, it didn't really matter. I really wish they had done other things there.

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          June 10, 2015 7:15 AM

          Is it in HD and does it support dual analog controls?

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            June 10, 2015 7:19 AM

            It's the Wii version. Only uses Wii controls. Still looks pretty good, but not HD.

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            June 10, 2015 7:20 AM

            No and no.

            The amazing art direction goes a long way towards making it look ok though. It's obviously not current generation but it still has charm.

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              June 10, 2015 7:23 AM

              Oh... I already have the MP Trilogy on Wii on disc... I was thinking you were talking about an actual Wii U re-release and not just the Wii version on Wii U.

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              June 10, 2015 7:36 AM

              It does, but I chose to do my last playthrough on Dolphin and get HD now that it works basically flawlessly, widescreen and all.

              I'd buy a fourth copy of the MP games if they did HD releases.

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              June 10, 2015 7:42 AM

              Ah, WiiU Metroid Prime Trilogy Remastered Edition then.

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              June 10, 2015 11:01 AM

              That seems almost silly to do a re-release like that without doing something like an HD makeover. :(

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                June 10, 2015 7:29 PM

                Much faster and cheaper though. Wish it at least ran natively at x720 but... oh well.

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      June 10, 2015 7:07 AM

      If there's a WiiU Metroid, it won't be part of the Prime series.

      Similar to other popular series, the shift to a new platform usually comes with a reboot or rename. I love Prime (only played the first one), but it was a contained trilogy, no?

      They'd move to a different part of the timeline, reboot it, or kick off a new branch in the future.

      I would honestly settle for a Metroid rail shooter at this point.

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      June 10, 2015 7:16 AM

      OMG OMG OMG

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        June 10, 2015 7:18 AM

        aah, jack matthews won't be working on it. Can't be good then ;)

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      June 10, 2015 8:28 AM

      Nobody said anything about Metroid. Retro Studios teased an E3 appearance.

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      June 10, 2015 8:52 AM

      Retro's been making Donkey Kong games for the last five years, not sure why everyone is getting all excited about Metroid (other than the headline).

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        June 10, 2015 8:54 AM

        Well, it's their best work and we'd love more, polished as the DK games have been (and even though MP quality gradually dropped after the first). I still think there's a very high chance this tweet is not hinting at a damn thing though.

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        June 10, 2015 8:59 AM

        Yep. I'll remain optimistic about a new Metroid, but I fully expect some sort of DK announcement. Maybe not at E3 but soon.

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        June 10, 2015 9:00 AM

        That's not all they've done; they have had some project in the works since last year that isn't public - but you're right, there's no reason to assume it's Metroid except for the past association with the studio.

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          June 10, 2015 9:11 AM

          Would like to see there version of F-Zero if it's not Metroid.

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            June 10, 2015 9:19 AM

            I would definitely not complain about getting a bad ass modern HD 60fps F-Zero.

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        June 10, 2015 10:33 AM

        People just really want a good Metroid game. Truth is, it's probably Diddy Kong Racing 2. Supposedly it's been in development for like a decade and it's been cited as the reason that Diddy Kong didn't make an appearance in Mario Kart 8 despite appearing in the last 2 Mario Kart games.

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      June 10, 2015 9:08 AM

      "It’s been eight years since Metroid Prime 3 was released on the Wii" goddamit stop making me feel old!

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      June 10, 2015 9:51 AM

      "Can you dig it?"

      Nintendo purchased the rights to Dig Dug from Namco and Atari, then handed the development over to Retro?

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      June 10, 2015 10:00 AM

      Please please please let this be 2D. For the love of Christ Nintendo retro is still in.

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        June 10, 2015 7:35 PM

        I wouldn't mind a 2(.5)D Metroid on 3DS, but the Wii U needs a 3D Metroid game. The Prime games captured the spirit of Super Metroid perfectly; nothing was lost in translation. (In fact, Prime was better. That's right. I said it.)

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      June 10, 2015 10:49 AM

      "Can you dig it" can only mean one thing-- they got the rights to DIG DUG!!!! Yee. jk

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      June 10, 2015 9:04 PM

      3rd person Metroidvania please, with proper controls this time around with your dual analog sticks and proper button arrangement. WiiU pad for the map/item selection.