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SHMUPGurus said:

Nothing new really. Metroid never really was "all that" outside of message boards and the "hardcore" gamers. Remember when they released that channel on the Wii Shop Channel that was supposed to advertise Metroid Prime 3: Corruption? I doubt it did anything to help sell more copies of that game. So my point is, no matter what Nintendo does to advertise a Metroid game, it won't achieve extremely high sales. Metroid lives by word of mouth. Also... maybe by fan service nowadays it seems.


Corruption certainly had botched marketing, but we at least knew stuff about the game, about what it was going to be like. Aside from the control scheme and only the tiniest fringe of story, we know jack-all about this game. How many major bosses are there, what's the format for adding weapons, what kind of armors are going to be here, how has missile/energy pickups changed, if at all?

 

It's not even an issue of marketing, but at least of making details of the game known.



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Oh, I see. I just noticed the  "where the hell is the hype for this" part of your post.

Well I guess it's typical Nintendo. A Mario platformer game doesn't need any introduction, you press one button to jump and that's about all you need to know. For their other games, well they like to keep secrets (Twilight Princess comes to mind. What, they only had that E3 trailer!). Reminds me of FFXIII. Squeenix only showed that same part over and over in all the trailers until a week before the Japanese launch trailer...

In a way, I like it better when I'm not spoiled much. Especially with how easy it is to communicate and share things on the Internet nowadays...



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SHMUPGurus said:

Oh, I see. I just noticed the  "where the hell is the hype for this" part of your post.

Well I guess it's typical Nintendo. A Mario platformer game doesn't need any introduction, you press one button to jump and that's about all you need to know. For their other games, well they like to keep secrets (Twilight Princess comes to mind. What, they only had that E3 trailer!). Reminds me of FFXIII. Squeenix only showed that same part over and over in all the trailers until a week before the Japanese launch trailer...

In a way, I like it better when I'm not spoiled much. Especially with how easy it is to communicate and share things on the Internet nowadays...

The problem is that just like u said,a Mario platformer needs no introduction but this new Metroid needs it bcuz theres alot people that might be interested about it if they knew more about it.

Look at what Sony did with God of War 3 and Uncharted 2,they hyped those games like crazy and it was good cuz about everybody with ps3 knows about those games,fans or not.But with Metroid,theres only us and I know this game got already some non-fans interested but they wont buy it if they dont hear more about it.

Nintendo got all this money but is like they scared to bring games that have little casual appeal.I bet DK country is gonna get more hype than that from them and Kirby too.

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I just realise thats probably the reason they havent made a new Starfox or a new F-Zero,they probably think Kirby and DK can appeal more to the casual than havin a Starfox wii that could still sell at least 2 million easy.



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Yeah, I must say Nintendo should market a lot more Metroid if they want it to be successful in the future.



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Mr Khan said:

To change the course of the thread a bit, i'll bring up a point that TwistedCellz and i have discussed recently, saying that: where the hell is the hype for this? It got a little trailer at E3, the same demo they showed 4 months prior, and Nintendo hasn't really been pitching it to the major media outlets for any sort of review. Even that stuff that CVG was trying to show a few weeks back (before they decided to give up halfway through and delete their trail in the process), was entirely out of the E3 demo.

 

By comparison, we knew much much more about what Galaxy 2 or NSMBWii would entail by this point in their lifecycles, and certainly far more about what Metroid Prime 3 would be like (though Nintendo treated pre-launch hype differently in those days, so Galaxy 2 and NSMBWii are the better comparisons)

I hope we see some more hype as well.  Nintendo have over a month to fix this, so hopefully we will see something.



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Yeah, I'm also a bit concrened about the amount of hype this game has gotten, I guess it's cuz i (personally) don't see anything that cool or special about it. Galaxy 2 was the sequel to the best game of the gen and others like GoW3 were really "cool" by definition (super graphics , killing, decapitation, gore.. etc), Metriod doesn't have much of that so it hasn't gotten much hype from forumers and the gaming media, and in the end, that's the hype that you actually feal, even if Nintendo released more trailers/interviews/screens it wouldn't have that deep of an effect without the intrest and hype generated by the gaming media and forumers

Previous Metroids were more on the cutting edge of their respective times, like remeber how much hype Metroid Prime 1 got, it had the super graphics (for that gen) and new innovative gameplay with never seen before stuff (first 3D Metroid). that game was so hyped and was so good that many consider it the best GC game ever to this day (with it being on the #1 spot of many top GC games lists), this game isn't the same, no cutting edge graphics, nothing really that excitingly new or innovative to really ignite the excitement of the gaming media and forumers, it's only being hyped up by fans of the series

and that (nice big wall of text up there) is why I think this game isn't that hyped up at the moment

EDIT: by the way, i was never really a big fan of the series to begin with, but i'm really interested in this game lol (because of the omission of the first person perspective), how ironic XD



So we have (thanks to dahuman and GameTrailers), footage of the Other M demo from the San Diego Comic-con. Unfortunately its the same demo we've become so familiar with over time, but it shows everything in sequence, including that opening cinematic discussion with the GF Troops.

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Saw the latest gameplay vid on GT.   The movement speed just seems so off, its what you would expect from the Speed Booster power.

 

Voice acting from Samus seemed a bit off too, its like someone is just reading from a script without changing tone or showing any emotion.  But at least it exists.



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^^ From the Nintendo Channel interviews, they indicated that they looked for that quality (at least in the Japanese voice actors and voice acting), because Samus isn't very good at interpersonal relationships and such, which definitely keeps with the image of her conceived up to this point.



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