Rumor: MercurySteam pitched a Metroid prototype to Nintendo
Posted on August 14, 2015 by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in 3DS, Rumors, Wii U
Liam Robertson of Unseen64 fame has once again uncovered something interesting. In a video published on Nintendo Life, he reveals that Spanish developer Mercury Steam, who worked on the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games, started working on a first-person Metroid game for both Wii U and 3DS. Samus was the main character, but you were also able to play as seven other bounty hunters. Supposedly they pitched this prototype to Nintendo but were turned down. The current state of the project is unknown, though Liam believes that they stripped the Metroid IP from the project and instead turned it into a new IP.
Obviously none of this is 100% confirmed, but Liam Robertson has a pretty good track record when it comes to uncovered info about cancelled games.