RUMOR- new Metroid or spinoff?

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Feb 7, 2009
  1. granville
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    Today, the Japanese Metroid site was updated to include an unusual new ad. An indentation below the 3 Prime games shows a picture of a space pirate and the words "Another Side Story" in english.

    Gamekyo has translated the Japanese text accompanying the pic and English as:

    "Live the history Metroid Prime on the side of the Pirates"

    Speculation, but could this be a new spinoff of Metroid? And if so, which system would it be for? Could this actually be the infamous Metroid Dread???

    Picture of the ad:
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    Site is here:
    http://metroid.jp/

    http://www.gamekyo.com/newsen30139_metroid...-continued.html
     


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    Gameyoko should look on other sites, this was posted at most places a few days back.

    I don't think anything will come of this, Nintendo don't usually tease on its websites and especially on a Japanese one where the Prime series has not done well at all.

    Would love to be wrong and that we'll get a all new 2D entry or maybe a sequel to Fusion in some way.
     
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    Well, considering Dread was a project originating from the Space Pirates (according to the scan - that may have been a teaser - in Metroid Prime 3 in a Space Pirate base), it's quite possible it could be Dread. I'd love to hope so anyway, a new 2D entry in the Metroid series would be immense.
    Still, playing as pirates doesn't sound as fun, but who am I to judge before we know a thing about this game?

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    In fact, the more I think about it, the more I think it must be Dread. It would make perfect sense considering the aforementioned teaser in Metroid Prime 3 and the fact this information coincides with the release of Metroid Prime on Wii.
    Here's the scan in the Space Pirates' base as a reminder:
    'Experiment status report update: Metroid project 'Dread' is nearing the final stages of completion.'
     
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    This news is old. Damn Gamekyo, they've failed me. >:(
     
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    Maybe its just the wii-makes of the prime series?
     
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    Maybe it is something similar to Halo 3: ODST!? But I would really like to see a 2D Metroid game on DS [​IMG]
     
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    No, they're already doing that. The play control Prime games are listed above that ad. This is something totally new if it's real.
     
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    Bad translation of the actual backstory told for newcomers?
     
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    holy fuck yes

    if its 2D... omg... YES.
     
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    Don't get all excited yet guys, we still have no idea what it could be. Besides, the translation could be wrong for all we know.
     
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    The translation is right, but I doubt it is about a game..
     
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    If it's a side story, I hope it ends up being Metroid Dread.

    I want my Metroid V to be a full fledged sequel, not a side story.

    Oh and 2D would be nice with high res sprites. That or 2.5D.
     
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    Kinda funny and creepy... I remember Bob (Bob's Game developer) saying he "spoke to the aliens" and that they told him stuff about Nintendo... about Metroid Dread coming out this year, and how he wanted to spoil the surprise for us to piss of Reggie. (Something along those lines)
     
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    Hopefully it's a 2D Metroid game for the DS but given that the ad mentions Prime, it seems less likely... =/
     
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    how do you know this would even be for ds
    and why would you want it 2D
     
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    I don't. And because 2D sidescrolling Metroid games are better than the Prime series. (that's not to say the Prime series were bad, they were excellent too imo.)
     
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    Most likely this. As much as I want Dread, I doubt Nintendo would tease something completely new site on a promotional site. Besides Nintendos not one to tease (not lately at least).
     
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    A new 2D would KICK ASS. (I have Fusion and Zero Mission.)

    Plus, playing as the Space Pirates sounds fun, like playing as Halo's the Arbiter. Perhaps an RTS, like EndWar?
     
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    Metroid without Samus is like Yugioh without Yugioh though... [​IMG]

    ...oh wait. >_>
     
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    nobody said it would be without samus though. You can play as a Ridley's right hand man pirate and explore a new world in hopes of furthering pirate control only to find Samus at that same planet. You then have a race to whoever can reach a new breed of metroid in the center of the planet while facing off against Samus three times through out the game. Three is always the magic number in video games.
     

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