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RUMOR - Metroid coming to the Switch, but don't expect to see it during the presentation






I've been 50/50 on sharing Obe1Plays content, but with the backing of Liam Robertson, I feel confident in sharing this rumor. The most interesting part of the rumor is the dev working on the title, which is apparently quite surprising. Let the speculation begin! Thanks to Jacktendo92 for the heads up!

Categories: Top Stories, Rumors, Consoles
Tags: metroid, rumor, switch

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Federation Force 2 confirmed!

Federation Force 2 confirmed!

AnOther M. This time with VR supprt and developed by Capcom.

Are you implying an AO or M rated Metriod? Count me in

Language, nudity, blood, gore, you name it. :P

Want to blow people away with Switch and wipe people's memory of FedForce? This is how.

I don't want to watch the video. Can someone tell me the dev rumored?

Same. I can't get myself to click on it to answer your question.

Gen didn't mention a Dev, but implied platinum

It'd be interesting if Platinum losing Scalebound was because they were focusing more on Metroid. That said... I have a hard time imagining Plat making a Metroidvania game.

If it's like Other M I could see them pushing the action angle. Then again I don't know in which direction Nintendo will like to push the franchise next. A reboot? A BotW lonely environment? Or do something weird and center it around morphball antics.

I could see Kamiya wanting it to star Zero Suit Samus exclusively.

Funnily, despite the obvious female objetification criticism etc. it will have better chances to be a more dignified character than the Samus of Other M.

Depends on how fanservice-y the camera lens is.
It's funny.... Samus has always been the perfect female video game character because no special attention is ever drawn to her gender. It's just trivial. She's just a cool character to play as. No she's just... I don't know. I'd say FF painted a nice image of Samus until she was just a Morph Ball endboss.

vonter
Wed Jan 11 17 07:15pm
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In a lot of ways I see her like Batman. Also the fact that the person behind the mask or visor is more interesting than the secret identity. Despite a lot of iterations, the comics are the only ones that develop both Bruce Wayne and Zero Suit Samus. I think they also center too much on the emotional struggle these characters have because of being loners, I don't know, it gets old, like when Spiderman also depreciates himself. Sum it all in how games in my experience, haven't been suited to tackle drama (outside of RPGs).

I could see it. Then again to me they can do no wrong, and I love metroid so much that I was one of the 5 people who loved other M. So yea grain of salt

Almost word for word my response of the Facebook link. This guy is more obnoxious than Screech from Saved by the bell

cgsasuke
Wed Jan 11 17 04:39pm
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Yes Obey1 is correct on this one as well. He won't tell you who is making it as he states he will get in trouble even more so I am here to take that trouble away from him. I'm not holding anything back so here I go. Nintendo is still amaze on MonolithSoft RPG XCX that they have MS making the next Metroid game. Well there you have it. MS next Switch game is not the next Xeno game but a brand new Metroid game.

I didn't know XCX was regarded as impressive.

It should be..have you not seen it?

I have and I own it. It's good but it has it's share of issues... Unless this is soley about the graphics they were able to achieve on the Wii U.

I really enjoyed it! Plus Nintendo seems to be very supportive of the franchise.

No no no I'd rather see Monolith working on a brand new RPG. Doesn't have to be a Xeno game. Let them do what they want and leave Metroid to another developer.

Well they left room for a sequel in XCX! Hopefully they will return to it at one point.

That was one of my problems with the game. The main story was over just when it started to get interesting. I do want to see them continue to expand the world and characters of that game but I would also be happy to see something completely new. Takahashi mentioned after X was completed that he wants to do something different and go for a more narrative-driven approach.

Sadly this is also a deal they have going on as MonolthSoft has been helping with Zelda & other games in the past.

I already said it in the other thread, Metroid Prime VR remaster.

Well I actually hope that would happen.

Yeah, cause that would make me excited. Can't have that.

I would love MonolithSoft to do Metroid but that sounds too good to be true.

rextintorz
Wed Jan 11 17 05:25pm
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Huh. I've only read you guys talking about how clickbaiting and annoying this guy was but I thought you were exaggerating. I should've believed you.

I had to mute or lower the volume several times.

But I do hope the Metroid info is real. I can't wait to play a new, real Metroid game again.

In reply to the poster above, I don't see where he hinted it was Platinum. Also Liam debunked Platinum rumors the other day on Twitter.

I don't even wanna speculate about this title to be honest. There are just too many directions Metroid can go in at the moment, one of them being basically another version of Super Metroid, much like Prime was a newer version of Super Metroid. I really don't want that. I'll take the Metroid news as it comes.

One day left to go and rumours are still spreading lol. Who exactly is this person?

Are they kidding me?! I hope this isn't true. Otherwise, I'd have to buy a Switch.

I'm pretty sure you are going to get a switch eventually anyway...why else would you be on a site called GONintendo!

Yeah I don't understand people on here saying they won't ever buy one.... whether its on launch or not, unless you want to be without new Nintendo games for 4-5 years, you are going to have to buy one eventually.

Eh, because I just like to read this stuff. Very Happy I may get one eventually.

I could see them teasing it, but leaving a full reveal till E3 [release in the Fall].

A Prime HD [like most seem to want, though], nah... It'll be a new take on the 3D formula I bet.

ddark
Wed Jan 11 17 07:24pm
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This just seems like an obvious prediction passed off as a rumor. The last new mainline entry Metroid was in what 2010? The franchise is due for another game during the Switch's life.

Just watched OBE1's vid a whiel ago now...yeah.....
I loved the Metroid Prime games.
This would also be the fist Meroid in HD. I mean the gamecube games looked great (STILL DO IMHO) to this day in terms of visuals. The Wii games were not in HD and yet they also looked amazing...Metroid Prime 3 especially. Not to mention they all wer just awesoem games..do i real need to mention ameplay? Motion controls of the Metroid Priem 3 game? and the remade Metroid Priem 1 and 2 with motion UGH UGH. I need to rebuy that game (i had and played and beat the standalone Metroid Prime 3 on Wii but traded in during financial woes but i then rented the collection of all 3 and played 1 and 2 with motion but did not finish 3 again on that trifecta disc heheh) and leave it in my collection UGH it was so good. UGH.

But imagine a Metroid prime game in HD on a Nintendo console....ugh..ugh..been waiting so long for another 3D Metroid entry and i think it will be a 3D one!!!

I'd like a bioware version of the metroid universe.

The comments make the impression people want Metroid to be storydriven?

I'll like to see NPCs be more relevant but I don't think the sense of isolation can be captured with a lot of characters. I think that was also a reason some didn't like MP3. I don't know, I'll prefer a radical new take like Capcom is attempting with RE7. Even if awful I don't want the next Metroid to feel like the new Star Wars movies or A Link Between Worlds, not because it wouldn't make it good but it wouldn't make it great.

"I don't think the sense of isolation can be captured with a lot of characters"

I am not certain which comments you are specifically referring to, but in fairness it is possible to be story-driven without having an excessive number of NPCs or an excessive amount of dialogue.

Well the Souls games do have lore like the Prime games, either sometimes telling more interesting stories but in all fleshing dungeon built game.

From a cinematic perspective, maybe Dead Space, or REmake?

"Well the Souls games do have lore like the Prime games, either sometimes telling more interesting stories but in all fleshing dungeon built game."

Even discounting the reams of background text and lore, Metroid games (at least the good ones) have always told stories without lengthy scripts or huge casts.

Super tells a complete (and beloved) story -- and outside of its intro, it does so without any words.

Yeah, but wouldn't you consider that was also done by having mystery in those games? I mean from a meta point of view we're so acquainted to the franchise at this point that rolling back to Metroids, Space pirates and the common enemies might not be enough for this franchise to grow. The latest games either have attempted to flesh Samus or her world, unlike other Nintendo franchises there's not a reset button between games, despite being self contained actions from previous games are implied and they add baggage that can make it hard to grow, unless it tried new things.

All in all, the series like other popular franchises has struggled a bit in terms of adding new ideas. Although to be fair maybe just making a new planet and new creatures and elements like in Echoes might be a way to regain that sense of mystery and delving into the unknown.

It's also a tricky thing since it kind of feels like people might be happy if Nintendo just makes a remake to Super Metroid. I'll like for it to grow bring new ideas, but then again that's what they have done and it's a direction that hasn't been well received.

hamr
Thu Jan 12 17 02:05am
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"Yeah, but wouldn't you consider that was also done by having mystery in those games?"

Not really. I consider it more about telling the story primarily through visuals.

Take the Mother Brain battle. There is not really a whole lot of mystery -- in fact, I would argue it is the opposite, and that the scene works because players intuitively grasp exactly what is going on and exactly why in spite of the fact that there is not even a single word spoken.

"I mean from a meta point of view we're so acquainted to the franchise at this point that rolling back to Metroids, Space pirates and the common enemies might not be enough for this franchise to grow."

You are talking to someone who thinks that they ever release another Metroid game set on Zebes, SR388, or space station recreations of Zebes or SR388, it will be too soon.

Personally, I am fine with Samus fighting a race of inter-dimensional shadow-ticks. I am fine (conceptually) with Samus investigating an ancient civilization and coming into conflict with other bounty hunters. I am fine with... uh... uh...

wow, those are really the only times Nintendo ever really explored anything but pirates and alien jellyfish, huh.

Oh, I was also fine with everything in the Prime 1.5 proposal. That sounded cool.

There are a gazillion stories Nintendo *could* be telling with Samus but choose not to.

"It's also a tricky thing since it kind of feels like people might be happy if Nintendo just makes a remake to Super Metroid."

That would be preferable to their current treatment of the Metroid franchise but still suboptimal imo.

"then again that's what they have done and it's a direction that hasn't been well received."

For the record, the worst-selling Metroid titles (and the only ones to not break a million in sales) are Zero Mission (remake of NEStroid), Pinball (Remake of Prime), New Play Control Prime Trilogy (re-release of the three Prime games), Other M (which recycles basically all of its story elements from Fusion), and Federation Force.

If there is a direction of Metroid games that has not been commercially-successful, then it is the direction of re-issuing games we have already played.

(And I guess chibi-styled co-op shooters on handheld consoles.)

wow, those are really the only times Nintendo ever really explored anything but pirates and alien jellyfish, huh.

Despite not working for me as a game, Hunters did better the idea of fleshing Samus's universe. Introducing the idea of an intergalactic empire that like locusts invade and consume other worlds and a threat that is implied the Federation doesn't have much of a plan to deal with. An anti Samus character. Two experimental subjects. and two characters with ancient civilizations backgrounds. I think those were more interesting ideas than another take on the space military police.

Oh, I was also fine with everything in the Prime 1.5 proposal. That sounded cool.

Well that sounds like it could have been mysterious and might be more fitting to Metroid than Metal Gear.

For the record, the worst-selling Metroid titles....

I suppose I was thinking gameplaywise and that may also factor on how people expect Metroid to be controlled in a particular way. In regards to sales, I do get Nintendo thinking the series needing to get new fans, but the execution of that is tricky. I think the series it's harder to get into than Mario, or Zelda and even might be more expensive to make do to the more "realistic" artstyle.

"Despite not working for me as a game, Hunters did better the idea of fleshing Samus's universe."

I agree, that is why I said I was fine with it on a conceptual level. They just flubbed the execution.

"I suppose I was thinking gameplaywise and that may also factor on how people expect Metroid to be controlled in a particular way."

The thing is, looking at Metroid games by sales reveals that gameplay is not the common thread that links the commercial bombs. None of them play at all like each other -- Zero Mission is a 2D sidescroller, Prime trilogy is an FPS, Federation Force is a multiplayer shooter, Prime Pinball is Pinball, Other M is a weird third-person mishmash with a broken skip button.

"In regards to sales, I do get Nintendo thinking the series needing to get new fans"

They do not need new fans, they just need to make games that existing fans want to buy. Outside of the aforementioned five bombs, every Metroid game consistently sells over a million units. Most Nintendo franchises would kill for those kind of sales.

I do not know how the fans could make it much clearer that they do not want to buy slightly-updated versions of games they have already played and they do not want to buy games that are otherwise completely alienated from the series's strengths.

"might be more expensive to make do to the more "realistic" artstyle."

I doubt that very much. Breath of the Wild is apparently the most expensive game Nintendo has ever made, and it has nothing to do with art-style and everything to do with open-worlds requiring enormous teams (see: Kojima and MGSV, Rockstar's games, Ubisoft's big titles).

I do not know how the fans could make it much clearer that they do not want to buy slightly-updated versions of games they have already played and they do not want to buy games that are otherwise completely alienated from the series's strengths.

I think it's more tricky in regards to what to change and what to keep. I mean maybe it's cherry picking but, we've had a handheld game that recycles the ideas of the second and third game in the series. The Prime sequels has a Samus doppelganger instead of putting a recurring villain. The two games nobody is more about the employers of Samus than herself. If anything maybe a spiritual sequel or soft reboot may be what the series need. There have been these and more hints that it has been hard to come up with new ideas. I mean even as an analogy; in Smash we can't have neither have a new Metroid playable character or a stage that doesn't involve lava (baffles me of all of the Brawl stages why they didn't brought back the Orpheon Frigate).

I doubt that very much. Breath of the Wild is apparently the most expensive game Nintendo has ever made, and it has nothing to do with art-style and everything to do with open-worlds requiring enormous teams (see: Kojima and MGSV, Rockstar's games, Ubisoft's big titles).

Don't forget that "new" physics engine, and just speculating but the concerts and artbooks might have been added revenue streams for that franchise. In regards to Metroid I'm not sure if they'll ditch the cinematic angle, considering even FedForce had slight hints of continuing in that direction. But who knows, at this point I'm just assuming Nintendo thinks this franchise is hard to do, that it doesn't mesh with their other colorful IPs and that it has strayed from the gameplay first approach their philosophy stands on.

We'll see later if they really flip it with the Switch.

"I think it's more tricky in regards to what to change and what to keep."

I think it is pretty easy:

Don't make it a co-op shooter or a pinball game or a wannabe anime movie and don't make it a remake of another game.

"I mean maybe it's cherry picking but, we've had a handheld game that recycles the ideas of the second and third game in the series."

I am not certain what this sentence means or what it is in reference to.

"If anything maybe a spiritual sequel or soft reboot may be what the series need."

Federation Force's reception indicates that this is probably a terrible idea, lol. The fanbase pretty clearly wants to play as Samus in a traditionally-structured Metroid game.

Even if the end-result was a pretty lousy product, it has been nearly a decade since the last time Nintendo even tried to give us one of those.

"in Smash we can't have neither have a new Metroid playable character or a stage that doesn't involve lava"

I mean, it is not that we can't have arenas like that -- there are dozens of Metroid stages they could have given us that would have been great -- it is simply that Nintendo does not want to.

The solution to that problem is not for us to just accept getting lava stages forever; the solution is for Nintendo to stop being dumb.

"Nintendo thinks this franchise is hard to do"

Well, that is silly of them. We are at the point where Metroid fans are getting their fix from indie knock-offs and amateur fan-games (one of which might wind up getting C&Ded in the next week).

Don't make it a co-op shooter or a pinball game or a wannabe anime movie and don't make it a remake of another game.

It's funny how that could also apply to Dead Space.

it is simply that Nintendo does not want to.

Case close. We have to move forward and hope the best from Retro.

Well, that is silly of them. We are at the point where Metroid fans are getting their fix from indie knock-offs and amateur fan-games (one of which might wind up getting C&Ded in the next week).

I also have to add, those games in general are cheaper than the typical Metroid game. Seeing it from the other side how can I compete with that? Should I make it 2.5D? Make it three times longer? I don't know, but does sound like it'll need something different to stand among the other devs who have had their shot at this genre. Suddenly making another DKC game sounds like an easier way to standout.

"Case close."

If the only bar is Nintendo not wanting to do something, obviously we have to make them want to do it.

"We have to move forward"

Neverrrrrr.

"I also have to add, those games in general are cheaper than the typical Metroid game. Seeing it from the other side how can I compete with that? "

The same way Mario competes with the bevy of Mario knock-offs: by being the real thing.

Maybe if the fan art and fiction is strong enough, they'll consider it. I think that's were Sonic gets his lifeforce regardless of fails.

Still Mario Run is criticized for being the real thing. We don't want regular levels in our IOS we want cycles of the same backgrounds randomly generating.

Anyway, I've cornered myself, best regards for later. At the very least I hope they name drop it like Smash or Wooly World and tell we'll comment at a future date. I mean they can't have something for it yet.

Obe's videos are incredibly annoying. At first, when I first stumbled across him, I found his passion to be kinda cool. But it got old really quick. To the point that I started questioning whether it was an act or not. Regardless, most of his videos and videos titles are just clickbait.

As for Metroid? I'll say what I've said for years: what I want to see, is a gorgeous, hand-drawn, FULLY 2D, HD Metroid game, in the style of Super Metroid, which is to this day still the highest regarded of the series. Will we GET that? Probably not. But I can dream.

haleman1704
Thu Jan 12 17 03:39am
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The developer is a surprise?
Maybe the developer is Nintendo.
That would be pretty surprising for me.

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