Reggie originally thought Metroid: Other M would be a “killer moment” for the series
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii | 0 comments
To say the least, Metroid: Other M was a different take on the classic franchise. Nintendo handed primary development off to Team Ninja, the team behind Ninja Gaiden. The title also took on a greater story emphasis compared to past entries. Ultimately it earned a mixed reception.
As it turns out, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime initially had very high hopes for the title. On the latest episode of Kinda Funny Gamescast, he singled out Metroid: Other M as the game that didn’t hit the mass market the way he originally expected.
Metroid: Samus Returns development complete, Sakamoto on the wait for 2D Metroid, Other M criticism, more
Kotaku was one of several outlets that went hands-on with Metroid: Samus Returns at E3 last week. The site also spoke with some of the people involved with the game.
According to Tim O’Leary from Nintendo Treehouse, development is complete. Perhaps that not massively surprisingly given how it’s due out in just a few months. Still, it’s pretty interesting to hear.
Kotaku also shares some new comments from producer Yoshio Sakamoto. Sakamoto was asked why Samus Returns is on 3DS rather than Switch, why it’s taken so long for a new 2D Metroid, criticism of Metroid: Other M, and how the 2D / 3D Metroids are handled at Nintendo.
Continue on below for Sakamoto’s comments. You can find a few more on Kotaku here.
Metroid: Other M hitting the North American Wii U eShop tomorrow
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop | 22 Comments
Metroid: Other M is slated for the North American Wii U eShop tomorrow, Nintendo’s website reveals. It will be available as a Wii download.
The listing has the following overview:
“Join Samus for an action-packed space adventure that takes the best elements of 1st-person and 3rd-person gaming to create a seamless blend between gameplay, story-telling and cinematography. Players hold the Wii Remote controller sideways while navigating and battling in 3rd-person. However, at any moment, players can switch immediately to Wii Remote pointer controls to examine and explore the environments in 1st-person perspective.”
Pricing for Metroid: Other M is set at $19.99.
32 minutes of Metroid: Other M Wii U footage (Wii download)
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U eShop | 14 Comments
Metroid: Other M is now available on the European Wii U eShop. The first 32 minutes of footage can be found below.
Metroid: Other M out now on the Japanese Wii U eShop
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop | 35 Comments
A surprise game has now arrived on the Japanese Wii U eShop. As of now, Metroid: Other M can be purchased for 2,700 yen.
Here’s a trailer: