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Nintendo: Developers are imagining what's possible with Metroid Wii U

Scott Moffit encourages Samus fans to enjoy Metroid Blast for now

Nintendo's Scott Moffitt has told Metroid fans to enjoy Metroid Blast in Nintendo Land as developers are thinking about what's possible with Metroid on Wii U.

Many Nintendo fans are hoping that Retro's new Wii U game is a Metroid game after the studio's outstanding work on the Metroid Prime series. However, Retro's new game - whatever it is - may not be revealed until E3 2012 so Moffitt is pointing fans in the direction of Nintendo Land which not only features a Metroid game but a Zelda game, too.

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Speaking with GamerLiveTV, Moffitt said: "I think we all can't wait to see what a Zelda experience might look like in HD. For now they'll have to enjoy the Zelda Battle Quest game in Nintendo Land. I think we can all imagine that Zelda will look great in HD and there could be a lot of new features added with the GamePad."

Nintendo's executive vice president of sales and marketing added: "Metroid Blast; you'll get to enjoy that franchise while the developers are thinking about and imagining what's possible with Metroid on Wii U."

What do you want from a Metroid game on Wii U?

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  1. glen44 Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 08:56

    i think it would be cool if the TV screens layout was like other m but if you want 1st person shooting you can use the gamepads screen to immerse yourself in to the game and make you feel like samus :D

  2. Nintendo Man Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 08:59

    However, Retro's new game - whatever it is - may not be revealed until E3 2012...


    May wanna change that 2012 to 2013, guys.

  3. tohaker Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 09:00

    I think Nintendo Land is actually a very good move for Nintendo. People always complain "Where's Zelda?, Where's Metroid? Where's *insert any other gaming franchise here*". These things take time! But now they have given us a pretty decent looking compilation of ALL their best franchises they can let people play through these games with friends and work on the full games in the mean time. Good show Nintendo! :D

  4. MartinIsAwesome Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 09:16

    I think a Metroid game with Other M style gameplay, but with better first-person implemenation (i.e. more Prime style sanning) would be perfect.
    One new thing that I'd like to see from Samus is the ability to so some close-range melee attacks. It's all well and good trying to keep a distance and shoot enemies, but if you're cornered by monsters then sometimes it might be better to have an option to just smack 'em in the face with her Arm Cannon.

  5. K-tet Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 10:33

    Retro have plenty of options. Yes we all want a Metroid game, but we also want a new Star Fox game, a new F-Zero game, a new <insert Nintendo IP here> game etc etc. As Nintendo fans, we're also imagining the possibilities of these franchises, and we're eager to know if there will be any interactivity with the 3DS and if of course there will be 3DS support in any way.

    I'm certain that the next we'll hear of such a thing will either be at E3 2013 (most likely), or maybe at a Nintendo Direct Conference whenever Nintendo feel the need to hold one (less likely but still possible). Until then of course, let's enjoy the games we'll get at launch, and let what we experience take our passion further once we've got to grips with the new platform.

  6. tomonm Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 11:02

    I think Nintendo Land is actually a very good move for Nintendo. People always complain "Where's Zelda?, Where's Metroid? Where's *insert any other gaming franchise here*". These things take time! But now they have given us a pretty decent looking compilation of ALL their best franchises they can let people play through these games with friends and work on the full games in the mean time. Good show Nintendo! :D

    I agree but for different reasons. With Wii many families played Wii Sports and then though 'what's next?' So they went out and bought Carnival Games or something. Hopefully this will put games such as Zelda and Metroid in the spotlight for these people and they'll go out and buy the new Zelda game.

  7. 5OUNDWAVE Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 14:03

    i had to buy a new wii the day other m came out as the one i had then wouldn't play it or metriod prime trilogy but it would play all my other game's - strange , also i would like to see it in the style of other m with some close up combat and the gamepad for scanning and first person shooting but what about giving her a long range weapon for long distance shooting :?:

  8. MartinIsAwesome Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 14:57

    I think Nintendo Land is actually a very good move for Nintendo. People always complain "Where's Zelda?, Where's Metroid? Where's *insert any other gaming franchise here*". These things take time! But now they have given us a pretty decent looking compilation of ALL their best franchises they can let people play through these games with friends and work on the full games in the mean time. Good show Nintendo! :D


    I agree but for different reasons. With Wii many families played Wii Sports and then though 'what's next?' So they went out and bought Carnival Games or something. Hopefully this will put games such as Zelda and Metroid in the spotlight for these people and they'll go out and buy the new Zelda game.


    I'd never thought of Nintendo Land that way, but it's a very good point. Here's hoping that it'll bring new fans to Nintendo's home-grown franchises, including Metroid which could use a bit more love in the wider gaming community.

    also i would like to see it in the style of other m with some close up combat and the gamepad for scanning and first person shooting but what about giving her a long range weapon for long distance shooting :?:


    I'm pretty sure that her current beam weapons have a pretty long range already.

  9. Oocoo Jr. Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 15:39

    I would love to see a return to Prime style gameplay. The touchscreen could be used to switch visors, beams and could have a larger version of the map on it.

  10. thenintendoer Monday 1st Oct 2012 at 17:41

    oh no were gonna have to wait till e3 2012 to find out wait that was 4 months ago

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