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Nintendo planning a future for both 2D and 3D Metroid

Posted on June 12, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Check out this exchange between Kotaku and Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto/Shinya Takahashi…

Stephen Totilo, Kotaku: I can’t ask you what’s going on with Pikmin, because you’ve answered that for the last couple of years in a row. I can’t ask you what’s going on with Star Fox, because you answered that this year. So… what is going on with Metroid?

[everyone laughs]

Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo: The original creators of Metroid and the director who was the director of the Metroid Prime games who worked under me when I was producing those both now work for Mr. Takahashi, so you’ll have to ask him.

Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo: So it has been a while since we released the last one and we’re having discussions internally about what we can do next. So at this point we have two different types of Metroid games. We have the Prime style of Metroid game and we have the more traditional style of Metroid game. We feel that we do need to take care of both of these styles of play. And the hope is that at some point in the near future we’ll be able to share something about them.

Bill Trinen, Nintendo — who had been translating for our interview: Mr. Miyamoto was prompting him to say, ‘Which of these two styles do you like best?’

Totilo: It’s been so long that I miss both of them. They’re both great, but it’s been a long time. The [2D] Metroid people don’t really much anymore. The only one like that recently was a Batman game made for the 3DS and the Vita that was created by some guys who used to be at Retro. So I miss that style of game. As for Metroid Prime, nobody at all makes anything like that. So in other words, if you don’t do it, no one will.

Miyamoto: This falls into your question before of remaking the same franchises.

Totilo: I’ll get back to that in a second, but which of the two styles do you guys like better? The 2D or Metroid Prime?

Takahashi: I like them both. They both have a different style of appeal.

Miyamoto: I have the New Super Mario Bros. series [for 2D], so I like Prime. I think there’s still a lot of new things that could be done with the Prime series.


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  • Operative

    So a vague teaser next year for release 2016 at the earliest I’m guessing

  • D2K

    The sleeping-giant…………..has awoken.

    I think I can safely say that the old Nintendo is back. You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, and you never, ever, EVER underestimate Nintendo.

    • I dont know what hit Nintendo this gen but so far they have been truly delivering this gen, the only bad thing is that the 3rd parties are still holding back in their releases with Nintendo.

      • Clumsyman

        I think the Wii U hit. XD I mean, this E3 was amazing for Nintendo! I say they won E3 IMO. I never wanted a Wii u more than I have ever before this E3!

        • D2K

          A lot of other people will feel the same way. NOW, Nintendo needs to build upon this and the hoopla of Mario Kart 8 and MARKET, MARKET, MARKET, MARKET.

          • Jinsei

            How do you feel they done so far after their release of their big games?

  • Maxo

    Goddamn yes please

  • Kyle8497

    Why so long…

  • “And the hope is that at some point in the near future we’ll be able to share something about them.”

    It’s funny how something like this is good enough to give me hype… I mean hope

    • That single line was for me like “We are already working with them, but please wait a little bit before we can show it to you.”

  • OrangeUtane

    Very nice to hear, that was a great E3 for me.

  • Juni

    Please, I need another Metroid side-scroller.

  • TheSneakyLizard

    This is great to hear. I hope to hear about the next Metroid at next year’s E3, or maybe even before that.

    • D2K

      I don’t think I can take anymore megatons.

      • TheSneakyLizard

        What do ya mean?

        • D2K

          There has been too much excitement. I have enough to last until next E3.

          • TheSneakyLizard

            True, true. Well, they did say they’d announce them in the “near-future”, so maybe (just maybe) they could do that much, much later this year. I could be wrong, but whatever.

  • Zuxs13

    Sweet, can’t wait for the Nintendo Direct or next E3 when they show us something.