Retro Studios next project

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  1. xbandaidx
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    An article on MTV (yeah, why is MTV doing these kinds of articles?) was with an interview with Retro Studios, the company has said that they are very proud of Metroid Prime 3 (and they should be) and when asked where they are going next, they said they weren't allowed to say however they are extremely excited with the next project.

    They also mentioned that Nintendo is only good at making platformers and casual games, and that Nintendo (Nintendo also owns Retro) has told Retro they deeply respect the studio as they can make games that Nintendo can't, and hold them to the same high standards as their Japanese counterparts. Which would apparently make Retro Studios, the only western studio that follows the same methodologies as japanese developers, however I believe we can soon add Monolith Software to the list soon. Now if you think about it, it's true. For example, when you see a title coming out from Konami, Capcom, Square-enix for example, you know the quality is going to be the best possible. Personally, I think Nintendo needs to buy a few more western studios!

    The article also states that Retro said they aren't very strong with shaders, but very talented with color creation. He also goes on saying that the Nintendo Wii can also go way beyond what they did in Metroid Prime 3, and it's not the number of polygons and stuff that make a game, as there are tons of creative techniques that game artists can use to fool the human eye.


    Anyways, I'm wondering what Retro's next project will be? I only played Metroid Prime for about a 2-3 days before I had to take it back (never finished it) and I still have Metroid Prime 2 at the halfway point. I did completely finish Metroid Prime 3. Retro Studios is easily one of the most respectable studios out there. I hope the new development project is something lets say...Pit from Kid Icarus? I'd love to see a Wii game.

    What are some your thoughts?
     
  2. Harsky

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    I still remember the articles where Retro Studios were in a lot of trouble and they had to cancel a lot of their projects to focus on MP. They were some car games and an RPG type game. Can't say that I want to see them resurrected again at this time but it would be interesting to see them do other games and not always be "the company that always does the Metroid games"
     
  3. jumpman17

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    Well, I remember another interview with Retro Studios where they said they were going to take a break after Metroid Prime 3. So it may be awhile before we see something new from them.
     
  4. Hadrian

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    They had something called Raven Blade that they were very excited about, it was a faction adventure title, where you played this chick with a sword and you fight demons, dragons and stuff. Apparently Nintendo saw this and asked them to do Metroid Prime, so the concentrated on that instead and Raven Blade got cancelled. Wouldn't mind them restarting this for the Wii, it could do with games like this from Retro.

    http://uk.media.cube.ign.com/media/016/016579/imgs_1.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGwcNdUozlY Trailer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVcpByetZ2Y Early BETA gameplay footage.

    I also would like Capcom to start Dead Phoenix again as that look pretty damn good too.
     
  5. TsukoyomiMoon

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    I prefer Raven Blade to Metroid, I hate 3D Metroids.
    Where is Metroid Dread?
     
  6. xbandaidx
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    You sure it was a chick, because it really looks like a dude to me in those screenshots. I wouldn't mind seeing this game coming back to life, and Retro could use the knowledge they gained about how it's like to be a japanese developer and really pull off some amazing stuff. However, seeing how Nintendo owns them, doesn't seem very likely. Reading the comment on the YouTube video, according to one of them someone said Miyamoto saw this game and said it was crap. haha.
     
  7. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    It looks like a generic action game, nothing special. I hope they do something with Metroid again, but in a different direction than the Prime games.