Metroid Prime 4 announced!

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  1. StevenC

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    I can't believe this is happening.
     
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    I almost lost it when I saw it. It feels like I've waited 10 thousand years for this.
     
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    Oooooooooooooh...
     
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    This and Beyond Good and Evil 2 are like the major "ITS ACTUALLY HAPPENING OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!" moments of E3 this year.

    Good, I need some more classic Nintendo IPs on my Switch.
     
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    Alberto7 ΩGJ :3

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    It's like Nintendo saw AM2R earlier last year and went all "I'm not taking this shit. Hold my beer."

    Those parries on the remake are just HNNGGG
     
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    Took me a second to realize what that acronym was for. Now I hope that's EXACTLY what Nintendo said.
     
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    Metroid is like videogame crack to me and I was begining to think the Prime series was over so I'm stoked to see two Metroid games announced Metroid:Samus Returns is a big surprise as I've been driven mad by Nintendo's insistence on churning out several spinoff Metroid titles (such as Metroid pinball) on DS/3DS instead of anything that's part of the main series so I never thought it would actually happen.

    One thing that has me worried about Metroid Prime 4 though is whether Retro Studios are developing it because they were a big part of the Prime trilogy's success and seeing as the last Metroid game with a different developer (Other M) was a bit of a nightmare I'm hoping Retro have returned to work on the series.
     
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    Its not Retro, but the Retro Studio that made the Prime games doesn't really exist anymore. Its different folks now.
     
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    I don't know if MP4 will be enough for me to not sit-out this console generation but we'll see.

    The 3DS game, though, I'm interested in. My only concern is that it's apparently coming from the developer who did the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow game which was as visually gorgeous as the gameplay was meh.
     
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    Whatever this game may be, I want less of Prime Federation Force or Other M and more of actual Metroid Prime.
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    :lol:
     
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    Over the years I'd heard rumour that a lot of Retro's staff had been let go/moved on but there never seemed to be any official word which is why I had my concerns but Nintendo have now confirmed it's being developed by a new team headed by Kensuke Tanabe who produced the Prime series.
     
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    That info comes from Giant Bomb and various other sites I read that would absolutely know.
     
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    Some of the lead developers for the original games left and made Recore for Xbox.
     
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    Nintendo of America rep says Prime 4 is coming out in 2018.

    Finished Prime today, so now onto Echoes, then Corruption and Beyond Good and Evil.
     
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    Oh, things are going to get really hard for you... and then laughably easy.
     
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    I saw the news. As excited as that makes me, I'll believe it when I see it. Either the game has been in development for quite a while now, or they'll rush the shit out of it and will have to delay. Either way, as long as they deliver a good game, I'm happy!
     
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    Had a chance to play Return of Samus a little bit this morning. Granted, I didn't get far but the admittedly-limited impression is that it's decent but not superlative.

    It is obviously built off of the same engine that the developer, Mercury Stream, used for their 3DS Castlevania game: movement with the circle pad, some floaty mechanics, melee system shoehorned-in, and even the enemies exploding in to yellow & purple particles that the character absorbs (energy & "Aeion" in this, XP & MP in CV). I was happy to find that the melee system is more elegant than I expected- hitting the X button causes Samus to do an 'uppercut' to bash a charging enemy away. The Zach Snyder slow-mo every time you connect gets tired pretty quick, though. Most of the other elements of Super Metroid and the GBA games are there- except for the dash/shine-spark which is probably fine because hitting down to trigger the spark would like be too frustrating to do with the circle pad.

    The game looks pretty good but has kind of that drab look that some budget 2.5D games have in places. I have a "New 2DSXL" so I can't comment on the 3D effects.

    How it will compare to AM2R in the end is TBD.
     

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