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Details on Canceled Metroid Game Surface

by Alex Osborn - February 10, 2015, 8:01 pm PST
Total comments: 10 Source: Unseen64, Via Nintendo Everything

A classic take on the Metroid formula was reportedly in the works for 3DS.

Rumors have been circulating around for quite some time regarding a canceled 2D Metroid game for 3DS, and now we have some new information on the alleged handheld title that will never see the light of day.

According to Unseen64's Liam Robertson, the game was said to offer a faster experience than Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion. The gameplay reportedly took advantage of the 3D depth of Nintendo's latest handheld, offering a 2.5D side-scrolling experience.

Additionally, the visual style was apparently a departure for the series, with Samus looking a bit thinner and more athletic than she has in prior entries.

Finally, while Robertson couldn't reveal the identity of studio that pitched Nintendo the project, he did note that it was "a pretty popular western developer." Considering an artist from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon developer Next Level Games posted some Metroid concept art in his portfolio, it's likely that the studio worked on this pitch.

Talkback

CericFebruary 10, 2015

I thought they pitched Metroid when the got the Luigi mansion Gig.

Mop it upFebruary 10, 2015

This sounds like it could have been similar to Metroid Other M in terms of gameplay.

ClexYoshiFebruary 10, 2015

I actually wouldn't think this was so much Next level as much as I'd anticipate this potentially being Wayforward pitching a Metroid game, maybe? Their Ducktales Remastered/Shantae and the Pirate's Curse engine pulls off 2.5D pretty well and I can see them doing art that would be a departure for the series and ramping up the speed to really sell that acrobatic sort of feel I think Metroid games really need to nail.

ejamerFebruary 11, 2015

It's funny to hear about this and the held back Ubisoft game at almost the same time.
It's also funny to think about how completely different my feelings are about the two.

WaTanookiFebruary 11, 2015

A new Metroid game would be nice considering there hasn't been one for a while.

SorenFebruary 11, 2015

Can you really cancel something Nintendo didn't want in the first place?

RagnaBladeFebruary 17, 2015

I am dying for a new one. Metroid is my favorite franchise. I main Samus in Smash. I'm absolutely desperate for a new game. I'll do anything for a new Metroid or a new The World Ends With You

StratosFebruary 17, 2015

At least they confirmed a new TWEWY is in the works, though no guarantee on the release timeline.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, February 17, 2015

Quote from: Soren

Can you really cancel something Nintendo didn't want in the first place?

There's a joke about abortion here somewhere, but I'm a class act tonight.

Quote from: Stratos

At least they confirmed a new TWEWY is in the works, though no guarantee on the release timeline.

This thread is useless without a source.

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