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Metroid Dread Announced, Launching October 8

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Luigi Dude:
This will probably be my GOTY.  I loved Samus Returns and this game not having to be a somewhat faithful remake of a 25 year old GB game should make it a better experience since they can be more creative this time.  The footage they've been showing during Treehouse also shows the controls are even better since you can do things like use the counter while running now so the overall gameplay is faster as well.

I just hope they don't lock the art gallery, sound test and hardest difficulty behind Amiibos this time.  That was still the scummiest thing Nintendo has done with Amiibos to this day.

Ian Sane:

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--- Quote from: Ian Sane on June 15, 2021, 02:42:52 PM ---Oh and when the direct said "we're still working on Metroid Prime 4 but this is something else" I was expecting some groan-inducing Federation Force kind of project.  Nope!  Nintendo actually delivered literally the only thing that wouldn't get backlash from fans.
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I expected Samus Returns HD. While I still think that happens, it would be in Nintendo’s best interest to release it after Metroid Dread so as not to “steal” sales from the new game.

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Not sure about that.  Nintendo has ported almost everything from the Wii U but that system was a flop so they were thinking that most Switch owners never played those games to begin with.  But the 3DS was a hit so Samus Returns isn't "trapped" on an obscure system.  We haven't seen too many 3DS-to-Switch ports from Nintendo thus far.

Maybe. 🤷‍♀️ Nintendo is running out of Wii U games to remaster so it’s prime time to dip into the 3DS well.

If anything, I’m surprised Miitopia got a remaster before Samus Returns. Was anyone clamoring for Miitopia of all games? Am I so out of touch? No, it’s the children who are wrong.

Game of the show for me in an already packed Direct.

A brand-new Metroid, reviving elements of the Dread project, the first time the series has had a full HD entry (unless you count the NintendoLand mini-game), releasing just 4 months from now, and we know Prime 4 will happen in a few years too?! Couldn't be happier right now.

I recommend people give the Treehouse Live segment on this a watch, it looks slick and fast. They've retooled the melee counter and combined it with a dash so you spend less time waiting. I'm very confident in that team.

I am somewhat nonplussed about this. Polygonal 2D games kinda just never look too good, and this doesn't appear to be an exception.

Conceptually it seems fine, but I really have no faith in Mercury Steam, particularly having tried their really bad 2.5D Castlevania game. Granted, I haven't played Samus Returns, but it seemed like a very unappealing update. Why, oh why, would you emphasize the melee garbage from Other M? And that gameplay plank is being brought forward into Dread.

On the positive side, from what I've scoped, this project is based on a Nintendo-internal design approach they couldn't nail previously, and that there's more internal Nintendo involvement on this title than there was on Samus Returns. So maybe they'll be able to give Mercury Steam the Retro treatment. But I'm not getting my hopes up.


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