The initial response to Metroid Prime: Federation Force at this year’s E3 probably wasn’t what Nintendo had anticipated. However, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says that the company has no problems transforming beloved franchises and making them feel new again. Reggie also said that fans shouldn’t worry about Metroid Prime: Federation Force and asks them to trust him and the company to ultimately deliver a great game.
“We’re taking our great IP and transforming them and making them new again — making them fresh and appealing for the fan who feels they know the franchise. But we’re giving them new things to enjoy.”
“What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren’t expecting. The reaction has been negative. There’s no sugar coating it.”
“This is an example where fans who aren’t able to get their hands on the game may be at a bit of a competitive disadvantage. Everyone who has played what we are showing regarding Metroid Prime, they’ve come across really pleased,” he continued. “My ask is that fans trust us.”
“Mr. Aonuma has said that he is challenging many of the conventional wisdoms of Zelda gaming in this new Zelda, and that’s what we do. We believe we have to do that to keep the franchises fresh,” Fils-Amie said.
“We believe that in order to propel the franchises forward, we have to be the ones to constantly challenge the paradigms, challenge the conventional wisdom, challenge what we thought was the essence of the particular franchise, and a particular form of gameplay.”