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Retro Studios Designed The Mechs In Metroid Prime Federation Force

Kensuke Tanabe, the producer behind Metroid Prime: Federation Force, has recently sat down with online gaming publication US Gamer to discuss the game. It is a lengthy interview, but it is certainly an interesting one. During the interview Tenabe reveals that the acclaimed Retro Studios were the company responsible for the design of the mechs in the game. He also mentioned how you will go about playing the co-op title in single player.

USG: You mentioned it’s a co-op game, is it possible to play it solo or do you have to play it with other people?

KT: So you can play as a solo player and up to four people. When you play as a single player, you have the choice to get the drones to help you and support you throughout the mission. Of course, you can always play by yourself too, if you don’t want that extra help. If you don’t need any drones, then that’s perfectly fine as well. However, if you do so, you’re basically raising that bar and making the mission quite difficult for yourself. But I do know that Metroid fans like that extra challenge, so I can totally see players making things difficult for themselves.

USG: Is Retro involved in this project at all?

KT: The whole development has been done by Next Level Games. There was just one part — for the design for the mechs, Retro had the supervisory role for this game.

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216 comments

    1. The mechs look cool in concept art form, but do not translate well to the 3DS AT ALL.

    1. Good opinion but any first person metriod game is a slap to this fan as I don’t enjoy first person games.

        1. No. I am not. I have nothing against first person games. I have only enjoyed one and that was goldeneye 64. Something about when I play them all I see is the background moving but my character is being still. Never really felt like first person but background moving.

      1. I don’t mind first person games even though I’d prefer 3rd person. I’m enjoying Etrian Odyssey even though the games are first person. I fucking love the Metroid Prime Trilogy but I prefer that MP4 drops 1st person & goes with 3rd person instead. Or Metroid Prime ends with Corruption & the thing with Sylux stalking Samus at the end of that game leads to a post Fusion game, instead of us getting Metroid Prime 4.

    2. Some people need to get slapped in the face so they know what a slap in the face really feels like.

      1. >.< I've been slapped in the face so I know what it feels like. Federation Force definitely feels like a slap in the face. Happy now?

              1. I’m talking about the fact that metroid fans find this very unacceptable. This game may be pretty fun to others you are right about that.

                1. I truly believe the ones defending this fucking horrible game are probably the same exact people that continue to praise Other M’s story. I use to praise it because I was blinded by the awesome gameplay & now realize some of the story was indeed crap.

                  1. I am in a fact a metro is fan, think this game will be fun, and do not praise Other M’s story

              2. *sigh* The sad truth. I wonder if this would be happening if Nintendo wasn’t high on trying to please fickle casuals that abandoned them long before the Wii U even released.

                1. People forget “casuals” are gamers too. They deserve games they may like but other type of gamers need the games they like too.

                  1. I get that. I really do. I mean, that’s what mobile phone shit is for. If Nintendo wants to cater to them, do it on mobile with new IPs & leave established franchises the fuck alone.

                    1. You both are right, to be honest. But casuals are just gamers that only game to pass the time. Unlike those of us that actually live to play video games.

                    2. >>>That’s my point, gamers are the ones that has gaming as an important part of their lives, casuals are gaming sure but I do not consider them gamers>>>

                    3. A gamer is anyone who plays games. A person that only play Barbie games is still a gamer. A person that plays every genre is still just a gamer. All these adjectives are just used to describe the type of gamer. No gamer is a better gamer than any other gamer. They can be more dedicated but no better than any other gamer.

                    4. >>>By word perhaps, but not within the gaming community and that’s where I draw the line>>>

                    1. We can blame the Wii. It will go down not only as Nintendo’s best selling console but also it’s worst console ever made.

                    2. Exactly. It all went downhill from there. And its all because of the filthy casuals.

                    3. But people like Brandon Hardacre are blinded by the sales of the Wii, just like Nintendo, so they believe otherwise.

                    4. >>>I’ll “focus” on them in a different but cruel manner>>>

                  2. Who makes the rule in the gaming community because I’m not part of that community? I’m part of the gamers play what they like and not judged by it community.

    1. Retro are good at what they do… you know nothing;
      They “DESIGNED” the robot, for a contract… they didn’t worked on the game story or gameplay at all, like they did for MP1, 2 and 3.

      Honestly, Retro would’ve made a better job… but even then, they’re not in position to decide the story that much.

  1. Well anyone who thought this game wouldn’t be happening if Retro Studios was in charge of development, that belief has been shattered. Even if this game was being made by Retro Studios, we still would be getting this same exact travesty.

    1. All Retro did was made the mechs. That’s literally all they did. It’s not like Retro can say “no” if their owner, Nintendo, tells them to design something for a game.

    1. No. It’s both. I fucking hate the chibi style. To me, turning Metroid chibi is like turning Aliens chibi.

      1. I don’t have a problem with the different designs and art styles as games can do that and still be fun. Example is look at game that lego has done. The artsy let is funny looking since it is lego but the games are still fun and don’t hurt the franchises they use.

        1. I give a pass to Lego because it’s… well… fucking Lego. But if people want a new artstyle, they can go to Zelda for that. I don’t usually care about realistic graphics but Metroid is just one of those games that should stick solely to it. And least with Lego, it’s not being shoved into the established timeline for some god forsaken reason.

          1. If metriod only sticks to that then it may get stale. Variety is good. It is just one game and people act like it will be the norm.

            1. How can it get stale if they haven’t made a new metrood game in years. And this if this is change, then they might as will just made this a new series… or spin off.

            2. Well there are artstyles that remain in the realm of realism. I wouldn’t have a problem with Federation Force if it went with one of those. Chibi style is just not one of them.

              1. Understandable. Not my style either but there is someone who is very excited about the style.

                1. Which will suck if there are millions of them ready to buy Federation Force. Like the Wii, Nintendo will think they did something right because it sold when they did almost everything wrong.

                  1. If it sales well and people enjoy it then they did their job. It’s just one game then again I said that about metriod prime and it turned into a trilogy. People enjoyed that style so no complaints from me about the prime games.

                    1. The problem I have with the Wii, is because of the huge success, Nintendo thought that they could replicate that this gen with the Wii U. And the Wii U isn’t exactly a console everyone loves.

                    2. I need to clarify. It is not means the wii u is not like that was an agreement statement.

  2. From what I saw of the Treehouse coverage, this game actually looked like a lot of fun.

    1. It does look really cool and fun and I’m hoping to pick it up. The main reason people are mad about it is because a real metroid game hasn’t come out in so long. If MP4 had come out or was coming out soon (I actually suspect a NX release) they wouldn’t care. Personally I think the game looks cool, and I love the co-op, I havnt played the prime series though so I can’t say which one is better. From what everyone’s saying the prime series is 10 times better, and I don’t doubt them. I still want this game though.

      1. I’m aware of the situation but I’m not going to hate on a perfectly good game because there wasn’t a prime game announced for Wii U.

        To be honest it’s been longer waiting for a Star Fox game so I’m happy for that.

        1. People don’t want to support it, because they want to send Nintendo a message to make the Metroid games they want to play. If everyone goes out and buys this Metroid game, then the next one could very well just be a sequel to the chibi-style instead of the style everyone wants!

          Doesn’t matter how good Federation Force is if Nintendo never gives us Metroid fans the experience we have actually been clamoring for.

          Yes, Star Fox was a long wait, but when they revealed the new Star Fox it is actually freaking STAR FOX. It isn’t the “wait” to makes people not buy a game. If the new Star Fox was a huge deviation from the originals with chibi-style graphics and Fox McCloud wasn’t even the main character or featured substantially in the game itself, then people would surely be pissed.

          1. Or maybe they are trying to broaden the metroid audience in preparation for a new game and if this doesn’t sell well then we might not even get a new metroid
            Think about that

            1. I think is comment was dead on.
              “Broaden the audience?” As in, try to cash in on kids and casuals? Yeah. That’s exactly what they’re doing.

            2. What Nintendo is doing with Metroid right now is no different from what they did with the Wii… and it backfired badly. Not only did everyone that bought the Wii leave for others but it also scared off a lot of Nintendo’s faithful as they lost faith in Nintendo to cater to them. And I’d rather Metroid die than support this horrible fucking game that completely ignores what the current Metroid fanbase wants.

          2. Nintemdo are not doing anything that they haven’t done with other franchises on handheld systems.

            This is just fanboys being fanboys.

            As for the Star Fox thing, there’s been four Metroid games released over the last two generations on home platforms + MPT (GC, Wii). In that time there’s been Starfox Adventures (Dinosaur planet with a star fox license) and Assault, Star Fox fans have had to be patient.

            1. So what? You’re saying that metroid fans don’t have the right to complain about waiting because…starfox fans have had to wait longer (and received less in the same timespan)…what kind of fucked up logic is that? How in any way does that invalidate metroid fans frustration over having to wait so long?

              1. No I’m saying that they’re being whiny little fanboys who have been serviced better than most fan bases have over the years, and in all honestly is getting a little pathetic.

                1. Please explain how complaining about waiting for five years for another entry, only to find said entry is a worthless spinoff, is being “whiny little fanboys”. The only thing pathetic here is you defending waiting ridiculous amounts of time for more instalments to certain franchises. Just because some fans have it worse than others doesn’t take away their right to complain.
                  Hopefully, corporate slaves like you will learn that someday and face the facts…or, y’know, you could keep eating out nintendo’s asshole with a spoon…

                  1. They’ll continue doing the latter. Their mouth is sewn shut against one of Nintendo’s countless assholes and are slowly dying from all of the shit.

                2. Serviced better than most fan bases? Metroid’s fanbase has been serviced better than most fan bases!? Yes! Two bad games in a row (Other M & Federation Force) is definitely better service! *rolls eyes* Keep believing that.

              2. No, I’m saying that they’re acting like whiny little fanboys, who’ve actually been serviced better than most fan bases over the years. It’s quite pathetic really.

                1. Serviced better than most fan bases? Metroid’s fanbase has been serviced better than most fan bases!? Yes! Two bad games in a row (Other M & Federation Force) is definitely better service! *rolls eyes* Keep believing that.

    2. I saw the Treehouse coverage too. It made me feel a lot better about it seeing the gameplay and the Metroid creatures on some of the levels. But then I dove deeper and looked at more videos from people that got their hands on it. Their excitement about the game is real. It may not be what some were hoping for, but it’s looking really fun to me.

      1. Too many people are retarded on this website that think one game will ruin entire franchises and that a 3rd metroid game is coming later I bet they will be kissing all kinds of Nintendo ass when it is revealed

        1. Exactly, anyone remember the Street Fighter Movie game?

          I bet fed force isn’t even half as bad…

    1. I’m sure Retro did NOT have the control he is implying. The rest of the game, characters and such were already defined…they couldn’t design something totally opposite of what the game was.

      This asshole is just throwing Retro under the bus to take heat off them, and maybe a weak attempt to make us think it’s ok since Retro was “involved.”

      Desperate move. And it’s not going to work.

      Casual gamers don’t give a fuck about brand consistency or loyalty. They just want to have bite-sized pockets of fun and move on to the next game. It’s totally fine and we all engage in casual gaming now and then, but I can’t wait to see Nintendo fall hard when their casual crowd leaves them for the next best thing or fad, and their hardcore gamers who spend hundreds or even $1,000 a year for gaming entertainment have migrated to xBox or Playstation.

  3. This was the shit for what Retro Studio twitter account was talking like if they would show something at E3? Because they designed the mechs of the most hated game of E3? Well, I hope they feel so proud of they work.

  4. Makes sense in a way. They are doing Metroid Wii U so they could have easily been like we’ll since we’re doing a Metroid too we can quickly throw something towards you guys.

      1. I’ve heard and seen great things about this game from the people that got their hands on it. Hell I even heard amazing things about Blastball, and from that I feel so much better about this game. Still I have been thinking the same thing, and believe that there’s more going on with Metroid Wii U.

    1. There is no Metroid WiiU. Nintendo said IF they made a Metroid game, it would likely be on the next console.

      1. >>>There is no Metroid on either console this generation so far, period>>>

      2. Kensuke Tanabe said that there is no metroid PRIME game for wii U. and considering the fact that miamoto said that both 2d and 3d metroids should be made there is that small chance.

        but who am I kidding there is no metroid atleast until 2018 ;_;

        1. Exactly. Better accept it then be ecstatically surprised when it does happen then not accept it & be depressingly let down. Of course, we could still be depressingly let down as Metroid for Wii U uses an artstyle similar to Federation Force. :/

        2. Metroid could be a launch game for the NX… you know. If Nintendo wants their console to be a success.

          Nintendo needs to come out arms-a-swingin’ with the release of the NX. Mario, Animal Crossing, Metroid, Pokemon, Kid Icarus, Amiibos should ALL be in the launch line-up in some substantial way to get the sales flowing.

          Doesn’t matter how good the NX is if they pull another Wii U and have “0” system sellers.

          Also, on top of their own IP line-up, they better have a good selection of 3rd party IPs coming along with the first party. If not, why even release an NX in the first place!??!?

        1. N64 had tons of games for adults and revolutionized gaming. Taking the industry to the next level. Rare’s golden era. N64 never left us wanting for games or 3rd party Support

            1. But I doubt things were as bad as they are for the Wii u. I mean, you have to admit, the n64 has a VASTLY better lineup of games than the Wii u.

              1. true but their was still no metroid game and people didn’t seem to mind this badly before and there weren’t this much hate when Metriod Prime Pinball was announced which was also a spin off and had the metroid prime name on it. i swear its just a load of bias

                1. Metroid Prime Pinball was the exception since it was released between two awesome Metroid games. You like ignoring that fact when you use that game as a defense for Federation Force, don’t you?

            2. NOTHING like WiiU. Nothing like tge 3DS launch.
              If Nintendo left the N64 to rot for nearly 2 years like they did the WiiU, we probably wouldn’t even be here talking about Nintendo.

              1. I guarantee Nintendo would be just a memory right now if the N64 was as bad as the Wii U.

        2. >.< Accept we didn't get a game claiming to be Metroid & changed everything about the franchise back during the N64 era, so there is a HUGE difference between now & then.

    1. When I hear someone say “everyone hung up on the Metroid name”, I can tell they don’t even care about Metroid & aren’t even real fans.

    2. Are you loyal to anything? Do you have a favorite sports team or music group? If your favorite Pop Band announced they were going to switch to country music, you would be ok with that?

      1. I don’t think it is the same thing… It is more akin to a band having a “side project” which isn’t always the best thing, but some people like it, or love it, and some don’t, either because it isn’t good or because they are “purists” and get all hung up on stuff like, “but we’ve been waiting ten years for a new album!!! (cries, wails)

        So, I get it, but it isn’t the same… this is an offshoot game that could be good, may not be. Profiting off the name alone? Maybe, but step back and maybe the game is good in and of itself

        1. I love how you see fans of something waiting ten or so years, only to recieve nothing that they cared about, is “crying” XD found the nintendrone lol!

  5. I guess this also means they don’t intend to change the fucking design & plan to continue with Metroid Chibi. Ugh! Just kill Metroid, Nintendo, if this is the future we have to look forward to with this franchise.

      1. Retard alert! Retard alert! People aren’t mad that it’s a spinoff, people are mad cause we’re going to have to wait even longer for a proper metroid.

          1. Translation:Just accept waiting ridiculously long times for another entry into your favourite franchises…because daddy Nintendo says so!

            1. You will have to wait regardless because I’m sure nintendo obviously do not come out with all of the 1st party games you or anyone else wants and since the 3d metroid game is not coming out anytime soon guess what you have to do lol you have to wait until it comes out so stop bitching

              1. Just because that’s what’s happening (being forced to wait for another metroid in like…two decades) doesn’t mean it’s right or fair on metroid fans. Bitch please, complaining about waiting for absurdly long periods of time is far from “bitching”…unless of course, you regard anyone speaking out at daddy Nintendo as “bitching” because, unlike you, they don’t suck nintendo’s dick all day long!

                1. 1. If I obviously have to wait for something I want then I have to wait lol there is no getting around that because it is not coming out for some time do I play other games it’s as simple as that
                  2. Idk where you get this stuff from but you can shut the fuck up and gargle shit and if you know you have to wait years then accept it and move on lol you can’t force Nintendo to do anything

              2. We have to wait for North Korea to overthrow their fat leader & his government that’s letting their people starve. Should we stop complaining about that because we have to wait? No! We shouldn’t! If you don’t complain & continue to complain, they’ll keep doing their bullshit & won’t ever change a damn thing. That’s what you apparently don’t seem to get.

                1. Speaking of North Korea, look how well that country’s people are doing because they aren’t opening their mouths & complaining about what their country is doing to them. They are still practically enslaved by their tyrannical government.

                2. 1. You can worry about the things over in North Korea all you want but you can’t change anything and I’m sure you know that for example all of those dumbass fuckin hash tags on twitter about save this or do this for something when in fuckin reality it does nothing lol unless if you actually have the power to do something and actually live wherever shit is going down then that is entirely different but normal people can’t do shit
                  2. People can worry about different things and I don’t care about none of that shit lol shit happens all around the world unless I’m put in that situation then I don’t care at all since it has nothing to do with me and I don’t have any power whatsoever to do anything to change the situation or situations going on
                  3. Idk why you keep calling me a fan boy lol like I said before I accepted that nintendo keeps fuckin up in several categories now I’m sure you know I have talked about them only a few times because I don’t need to repeatedly beat a dead horse a lot of people have talked about on this website for years I said what I had to say and that was it and if I obviously have to wait on a game or games I like then I will wait I’m sure I still have thousands of games total I want to play on other systems but don’t have the time nor money to enjoy gaming like I would like to so o well so unlike a lot of people on this website I accept the reality of what is going on and I’m like ok this is this and that is it
                  4. If I have to wait to go to the gym or get on the computer in the library for homework or wait to use a book or wait on something I oredered or wait until my food is done or wait to use the restroom at school or wait for the next class to leave so I can go into the class etc etc I have to fuckin wait and that is it I don’t birch and moan like a bitch over something I have no control over and if something doesn’t have to do with me I don’t care about it that’s plain and simple

              3. What!? Do you think the United States of America is a slightly better place today because everyone was patient & kept their fucking mouth shut!? How about Egypt when they enslaved thousands of people? Or how about when the United States abolished slavery themselves? Or anything else in the past that was changed for the better. It’s because people actually stood up for themselves & said enough was enough.

              4. I know I’m wasting my time, though, because you’ll ignore all of the facts & logic & continue being a fanboy defending Nintendo like the sheep that you clearly are.

  6. >>>We all heard it here alright? They were forced to work like cattle, they didn’t choose this misery themselves, we know the truth>>>

    1. Stfu CATTLE COMMANDER. You’re part of this huge failure, don’t play karp like you aren’t.

      1. >>>Keep trying to masquerade yourself “Skeleton420” and “RiftenGuard”, I can see everything, and if anyone is trying to troll here it’s you, you are not a part of the core community and none of us wants you here besides the few outsiders with boring minds>>>

        >>>Now get lost and play your Xbot considering you know nothing about Nintendo nor Pokemon>>>

  7. Nintendo is trying to cash in on Monster Hunter fans. 4-player, coop, monsters. Mmhmm… Nintendo threw together something quick to make a buck. I see what they did there.

    Not supporting.

    1. It is your right to not support it but there will be people supporting it whether you agree or not with the game.

      1. Really?! Omg. I was certain my comment was going to be the one to thwart the hundreds of thousands of casuals that will eat-up this game!

        Shit. My plans are foiled!

          1. I’ve been called a lot of names, even on this post I’ve been called a retard. You sir, need to read the post before commenting. I’m not dealing out the insults, only the truth.

            And the word “Casual” isn’t an insult, it’s a gameplaystyle.

            You bet you ass I won’t buy it, just like I didn’t buy splatoon. And maybe you outta go find your Fed. force buddies that it doesn’t seem to bother you when they insult people for real.

            Have a nice day!

            1. I think it’s time we just accept Nintendo Dark Ingsmasher for what he is: either a Nintendo fanboy or a troll.

    2. In all fairness we only seen 2 mins of the game, we don’t really know what else it has too, i’m not buying day one or anything my interest level just isn’t high until i see more or try i can’t say much

      1. Initially I didn’t know much about it and was disappointed, but I got over it. Eventually I saw the TreeHouse Segments and several other videos from people who got their hands on it, and I’ll tell you I feel so much better about it. People really seem to enjoy it a lot and were able to get deeper into the game. I’m just saying look around. It’s not what we were expecting if we were expecting, but I’m interested.

  8. I love Nintendo but screw them for disrespecting their own IP and disregarding what the fans want for the sake of pandering to casuals.

    1. It’s like Nintendo can’t stand the fact Metroid does extremely well outside of Japan, doing the best in America, so they are doing all of this shit to ruin the franchise for those of us that live outside of Japan. I hope to God this isn’t the case but Nintendo makes it really hard to think otherwise. ESPECIALLY when they have shown they obviously favor Japan over anyone else.

            1. But you never really debated with him. Also, please explain how I don’t know my “gaming”.

            2. Anon is right. You aren’t really debating with Jaded. You are talking down at him. Big difference.

        1. Super Smash Bros: Metroid is the most underused franchise in the Smash franchise.

          Other M: tried to cater to the Japanese by turning Samus into a submissive woman which is what most Japanese men want out of a woman.

          Federation Force: tries to cater to the Japanese using a chibi artstyle which is a big hit in Japan.

          So no. It’s not just one little spin off.

            1. Then why are you still defending it? Just read my comment & move on. Besides, you’re the one responding to the comment in the first place. If you truly moved on, you wouldn’t have responded in the first place.

                    1. It’s the only thing I could think of to explain it without any malice toward you because Homer strangling Bart is always hilarious to watch. Or the scene where Peter imagines killing Lois when she reveals to him her father offered her a lot of money so they could live an easy life & she turned it down.

            1. Well if this game is a success & it results in future main series Metroid games being turned into a chibi, sports crossover bullshit, I want to see you apologize for giving everyone upset with Federation Force crap. Then again, even if this happens, you won’t apologize because you’ll still probably defend Nintendo’s bullshit either because you’re a fanboy or a troll.

  9. Damn too many retards getting butt hurt over a spinoff which has something to do with the main game coming out later and I’m sure a lot of people will be getting this game because the Internet is a very small fraction of gamers who buy games and since there will be newcomers and veterans to the metroid who will like this game that’s all that needs to be said

    1. It’s Nintendo’s attempt to grab casuals who can’t quite grasp MH. So they dumbed it down, cute-ified it, and slapped “Metroid Prime” – the franchise with a huge reputation that few younger gen or casuals have ever even played.

      Bam. Instant cash. Casuals being all like, “Yeah! This Metroid prime stuff is awesome!” Nintendo cashing in, and actual Metroid fans shafted and called “Retards.”

      Brilliant. Nintendo is finally putting greed over it’s customers. Guess it was inevitable.

            1. It’s not called “defending the haters” (lol you sound 7 using words like ‘haters’ XD) it’s called having a logical debate. The ball’s still in your court y’know.

        1. Omg!!! You made me laugh out loud.
          You just told me not to insult people, then called me an idiot.
          Priceless!

          1. I know, right. One minute he says people are allowed to hate what they want then the next he’s calling us idiots for hating on Federation Farce. I’m not mad at him, anymore. Just disappointed. He’s obviously a Nintendo fanboy when he says “oh people can hate on what they want to hate… as long as it isn’t a Nintendo game.”

          2. Oh & he apparently thinks he’s debating with you. He’s got debating confused with talking down at people.

        2. And you’re making it pretty obvious to a lot of us that you’re Nintendo fanboy. It’s okay for people to hate on something, as you’ve said. But when it comes to the hate being for a Nintendo game, it’s suddenly wrong. If you aren’t a fanboy, as I know you’ll claim to not be, then you are just a troll. Either way, as you told the anon that called you out on not countering any of Jaded’s points, I don’t take you seriously anymore so why argue with you; you’re just here defending a game that shits on the Metroid fanbase by giving us a game that isn’t truly Metroid. Federation Force is just like a live action movie based on a video game that uses the same monsters & names of characters and enemies but has absolutely nothing else to do with the source material. Kind of like the movie Doom.

      1. 1. Well since this was in production or thought production for 10 years this was obviously planned to come out sooner or later
        2. The metroid series will continue to be good and people will continue to like and bitch about this game when it comes out and fans will like and dislike this game
        3. This will introduce new people to the series and I’m sure there are going to be veterans who will like this game to know more about the metroid verse especially since this game has something to do with the 3d metroid game coming out later
        4. Metroid fans will just have to wait just like any other game franchise in its same predicament
        5. Yes they are retards for continually bitching over something that will happen because nintendo obviously listens and does not listen to its fans which you should know and I’m sure you know that the Internet is a very small fraction of the people that actually buy games and like someone who works at nintendo recently said that they listen to the fans but it doesn’t mean anything

      2. Nintendo sadly started putting greed over it’s customers long before Federation Force. The Wii U itself is just that as they hoped using the Wii brand again would get those fickle casuals to return. It obviously didn’t work since the Wii U hasn’t even surpassed the Gamecube in sales, much less equal the Wii’s sales.

    2. Maybe people wouldn’t be so “butt hurt” over this if they actually released a metroid game from time to time. Nope, this is all we get (and all we’ll recieve for a while…it’s looking that way).

      1. O well you have to wait just like other people do for their favorite franchise or franchises and if you decide not to play this game based on all the Internet hate instead of looking at the game play and eventually trying the game for yourself then you are retarded and butt hurt and this is a spinoff which has to do with the 3d game coming later

        1. Damn…you’re terrible at grammar lol! Anyway, why should I had to be patient as a metroid fan-why can’t I just get a instalment at least every 2 years or so (seeing as it’s my favourite franchise of all time). And don’t give me that shitty “oh, but fans of ‘X’ franchise have had to wait longer than you and they still haven’t got anything” excuse. Just because some fans have to wait longer than others doesn’t invalidate their criticisms and frustration.

          1. 1. Because it is Nintendo yo dumbass should know how they do things and you should know that they don’t come out with every 1st party game people want
            2. No one said that but you will have to wait regardless so stop bitching lol

            1. 1. But what about those that only care about metroid (not “every 1st party game”) and bought a console expecting that franchise to get a game for it? I’m very aware of how they “do things” aka they prefer to experiment with franchises instead of just giving fans what they want.
              2. I’m not going to stop complaining just because some pathetic ninbaby like you can’t handle critisism of their favourite company lol. By the way, that “wait” could be made shorter if enough fans like me speak out against it.

              1. He doesn’t get it. He’s too stupid to realize change happens because people complain & make it happen, not because they sit down, be quiet, & patiently wait for it to come.

                1. 1. Change may happen for a whole bunch of reasons ya retarded fuck
                  2. But people still have to patiently wait for many things especially for big ch as need they may take years to happen and then not happen at all

                  1. I didn’t respond to your other two comments because you stayed mature & didn’t react like a little bitch by throwing out an insult. Next time before you call someone a retarded fuck, look in the mirror because there will already be one staring you right in the face.

                    1. Like I said before this is how I comment from the very beginning and if you can’t handle it then shut up lol ya stupid duck and I’m spitting facts Idk what you are on about

              2. 1. Then o well lol what can you actually do that can make a difference nothing lol
                2. You will have to wait on the next console metroid game but in the mean time can play federation force
                3. No one is a nin baby but apparently you are a retard because the federation force will still come out and how many times throughout Nintendo history has the complaining and bitching like a child actually worked and I’m sure you should obviously know that it is very little and for different things but nintendo hears you but don’t care lol it is as simple as that so wait

  10. Wait, RETRO did these? They who brought us the legendary Prime branch to begin with?

    Ohh, Retro, why have you forsaken us…?

  11. This game look’s like a fucking pile of dogshit! And check out those glorious, DS-level, graphics (sarcasm)!!
    Seriously though, it’s fucking terrible that metroid fans should have to wait this long for a new entry. For fucks sake Nintendo, why can’t you just give people what they fucking want! Useless pieces of shit!

  12. I call bullshit. I know Retro isn’t likely gonna sit down and design this crap to look like crap. I bet now he’s trying to pin the blame on Retro saying that this is what they’re working on. It’s not gonna fool me asshole. Retro did not had a hand in this fucking disastrous slap in the face of Metroid fans.

  13. when he says “supervised”, it doesn’t mean that they did it. It just means that… that they supervised the design.

    PLS

  14. Wow, talk about an ungrateful fan base.

    All Retro does is just some designs and suddenly people are like “Why do you forsake us Retro?”

    Metroid fans might be the worst among Nintendo fans. It seems complaining is all they’re good at. Kind of like Sonic fans.

    1. Last two generations we’ve seen four Metroid games, and after Other M (which wasn’t a bad game) I don’t really blame Nintendo for taking their time with another Metroid release.

      1. I blame them. Nintendo should’ve been smart enough to tell that the sales of one metroid game doesn’t represent the entire fan bases’ interests in the franchise. Rather, fans just don’t like bad metroid games.

        1. Again, fanboys being fanboys, other M wasn’t a bad game and it sold just as well as MP 3.

          1. Other m WAS a bad metroid game though! Check out the the video by ‘gaming Brit’ called ‘Metroid other M review (why it sucks)’ and you’ll finally wake up to the facts you fokn corporate apologist XD

            Also, why don’t you try countering my points sometime? Unless…you can’t ;)

          2. If you’ve even played other Metroid games, you would know Other M’s portrayal of Samus was horrible & it was a bad game on that fact. You are just being blinded by the awesome gameplay of Other M. I should know as I was also once blinded by the awesome gameplay & never really looked at the things wrong with the game.

            1. I didn’t even like the gameplay and had a bunch of problems. When I got to the crane boss I got hit during the fucking INTRO. There was NOTHING I could have done; the boss got a free hit.

              One of these days, the masochist in me will play through it again, show all the problems, talk about the problems, and then toss the disc into a fire pit. I found it to be that bad.

              1. Some hate the story, some hate the gameplay, and some hate everything about it. I enjoyed both at the time but now I just enjoy the gameplay as I realize the story was bad on the Samus portrayal alone because they never even explained in-game why she was being that way. If they had given us a good reason in-game like the death of the last Metroid, that saved her life, made her question her role in wiping out what she thought was just a mindless species of killing machines, then maybe people would not have been in such an uproar of her freaking out when she came face to face with Ridley because everything leading up to it opened her up to weakness because her mind was bombarded by depression and/or despair. Oh & the fact Samus gave the traitor the nickname The Deleter, giving us the impression we’d have a few big battles with him later, was also very bad storytelling as they left that plot hole unresolved. (Apparently that damn crane fight with The Deleter was all we were going to get out of that subplot.)

    2. The corporate slaves bleet once again lol! Seriously though, when I buy a Nintendo console I have certain expectations/wants. Metroid is at the top of that list. I really don’t think it’s being “ungrateful” for us to be sick and tired of waiting for a new one. Hell, there’s nothing suggesting that they’ll be a new one in the future. Sure, Tanabe has said that this game fleshes out Sylax more and sets things up for prime 4. The thing is, is that why wasn’t it made already for the Wii u? Oh, that’s right, he couldn’t find a team to make it. What’s stopping that happen again for the NX?

    3. Also, don’t use words like “ungrateful” when regarding consumers. Nintendo is a multi-billion dollar corporation-not your best friend.

    4. No. The worst among Nintendo’s fanbase are the fanboys that defend any & everything Nintendo. And when someone dares criticize Nintendo, that person is an idiot, a retard, or a cry baby. How about people like you accept the fact people are upset & have every right to be upset? It’s like complaining is the worst sin imaginable. Forgive some of us if we refuse to be sheep that follow others mindlessly.

  15. So when is Sakamoto and his team a going to make a 2d Metroid game. I’m getting really tired of Nintendo, Tanabe, and Retro’s Prime bullshit give me Metroid 5 for 3ds.

  16. People on this site actually believe Retro Studios had a choice on whether or not they HAD to design these mechs or not…

    They are owned by Nintendo. Next-Level did not demand the mechs be designed by Retro. Nintendo told Retro to design the mechs for Next-Level, hence why they were in a “Supervisory position” over the mech designs and ONLY the mech designs.

    So, not only were they forced by Nintendo (whether they liked it or not) to design the mechs, they were told to design the mechs in the style that Next Level was working with…. a.k.a chibi-style.

    None of this is actually Retro’s fault. They are just part of the many small cogs that spin in the vast network called “Nintendo.” The big wigs who greenlit this Metroid project are the only ones to blame for this game (which wouldn’t be a big deal if we got a Metroid Prime 4 release at the same time as Federation Force, because FF is only hated on for the lack of MP4).

    1. AND the visuals- more people have a problem with that than the gameplay and scenario and lack of a real MP4. Seriously, that looks NOTHING like what Prime is.

  17. Well I guess I will put all my blame on Sakamoto for not knowing what the hell to do with the 2d Metroid games, Tanabe for not knowing what the hell to do with the Prime Metroid games and Nintendo for not knowing what the hell to do with the entire god damn franchise.
    If we are lucky Team Sakamoto is secretly working on a 2d Metroid fusion sequel for 3ds. Of course IF we are lucky. This also confirms Retro is not working on Metroid Prime.

  18. Stranga blog and xeno ridley are a bunch of whiny bitches who keep complaining about things that won’t change lol what a bunch of retards

    1. Eminem123 and peanut butter kit kat are a bunch of screaming nintoddlers who can’t handle fans rightly criticising daddy Nintendo lmao! It doesn’t even matter much if the comments won’t change Nintendo, we’re not going to give up our rights to express ourselves just because over-sensitive babies like you can’t handle what we have to say XD

      1. 1. You can criticize all you want but it seems the babies won’t come to reality lol yes Nintendo is coming out with yet another game not expected and not wanted by many online but do the many online realize they are but a small fraction of the entire gaming population especially of the potential buyers for this game
        2. Do they also know nintendos track record for listening to the fans isn’t so high nintendo is a business not your best friend
        3. I would do exactly what nintendo is doing in regards to still coming out with the game all because I tried something new I should feel bad and listen to the small people online and not come out with the game and I know people have been waiting for a 3rd game but this game is being put first so you can keep whining and crying but it won’t change anything
        4. Idk why you keep saying daddy nintendo ya fuckin retarded child lol get the fuckin outta here

    2. You’re just a whiny fanboy crying about our whining. You are a hypocrite because you’re trolling is never going to stop us but yet here you are, still whining like a little bitch. lol You become more comical by the day.

      1. 1. Nah I’m saying stop whining and accept the reality of the situation lol it is as simple as that
        2. For example I haven’t gone to the gym consistently in 7 seven months but I have been doing finger tip push ups and jumping jacks everyday now I haven’t gone to the gym due to my being stuck in school mode and my laziness but I’m still exercising everyday whether I have to force myself or not and that’s because exercise is my most favorite thing to do period but when school starts in a few weeks I will start lifting 3 or 4 days a week while doing the fingertip push up and jumping jacks and I will add an ab exercise everyday of the week regardless if I lift or not
        3. When I comment I usually correct people so they can learn the facts since that is so hard for people to do on this website and I may post a comment like up above and see who responds and I post my opinion on some articles only the ones that interest unless if I put lame or something on the ones that don’t interest me but that’s it and several people have already acknowledged I spit facts it’s just the way I type gets them butt hurt or can you speak without cursing which I have already done so the only thing that is trolling is what I did up above but I also spit facts yall keep whining but nothing is changing lol
        4. You should know if nintendo listened to the fan base a lot more things would be much better but they listen but just don’t care as we see with a lot of their decisions on several things and I want them to be better to but I also know how nintendo work based off of past and current decisions on several things

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