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CWegzz said:
As others have said, I'm sure it was done to appease the Metroid Prime fans who would be angry about Metroid: Samus Returns. It was done so that Nintendo could show that they were listening to them as well and not just the 2D Metroid fans. Either way, I still don't agree with super early game announcements and I don't approve of this one either, but whatever.

It's not just about 2D vs. 3D - if anything, most Metroid fans love both -, it's about having a big new game for the Switch. If they only announced a 3DS game, even if it was 3D, it would show Nintendo has no ambition for the franchise anymore.



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Because it would be a giant shit show if they had shown Metroid only for 3DS and said nothing about Switch.

"Motherfuck fuck Nintendo, they fucked us on Federation Force, now they're giving the six year old 3DS another Metroid and no fucking Metroid Prime 4 for Switch?! Fuck this!" etc. etc. etc.

There'd be more F bombs than a Beyond Good & Evil trailer.

I don't think this game is coming out before 2019 it's probably right at the beginning of development.



mZuzek said:
CWegzz said:
As others have said, I'm sure it was done to appease the Metroid Prime fans who would be angry about Metroid: Samus Returns. It was done so that Nintendo could show that they were listening to them as well and not just the 2D Metroid fans. Either way, I still don't agree with super early game announcements and I don't approve of this one either, but whatever.

It's not just about 2D vs. 3D - if anything, most Metroid fans love both -, it's about having a big new game for the Switch. If they only announced a 3DS game, even if it was 3D, it would show Nintendo has no ambition for the franchise anymore.

That's probably true.  I guess I'm in the minority where I love 2D Metroid, but kinda hate 3D Metroid.



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bananaking21 said:
I remember a while back when Nintendo took a shot at Sony for announcing stuff years in advanced.

but we have no idea how far in development Metroid Prime 4 is, we only know that it's not far along yet for them to feel comfortable displaying gameplay. A lot of the meat could be there already for all we know.

And it depends on what 'early' means in this case. A year? two years? more? we'll just have to see. 



Nice of him. He acknowledges and state that right after the announcement.



 

 

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CWegzz said:
mZuzek said:

It's not just about 2D vs. 3D - if anything, most Metroid fans love both -, it's about having a big new game for the Switch. If they only announced a 3DS game, even if it was 3D, it would show Nintendo has no ambition for the franchise anymore.

That's probably true.  I guess I'm in the minority where I love 2D Metroid, but kinda hate 3D Metroid.

It's a good thing you're in the minority then, because you're wrong.



bananaking21 said:
I remember a while back when Nintendo took a shot at Sony for announcing stuff years in advanced.

I don't recall it being a shot at Sony... Refresh my memory if you would be so kind.



killeryoshis said:
They probably just announced this so people won't get mad at no Metroid for Switch. They did the same thing for the new Pokemon game as well. It shows they are listening. Maybe if I start yelling about Pikmin 4 we will actually see something about that game.
RolStoppable said:
The announcement came so early because of Metroid: Samus Returns. Same reason why Fire Emblem (2018) got announced with no footage; there was Fire Emblem Echoes.
Soundwave said:

Because it would be a giant shit show if they had shown Metroid only for 3DS and said nothing about Switch.

"Motherfuck fuck Nintendo, they fucked us on Federation Force, now they're giving the six year old 3DS another Metroid and no fucking Metroid Prime 4 for Switch?! Fuck this!" etc. etc. etc.

 

Agree, and it's basically same reason why they announced Pokemon for Switch in same manner, because people last week complained why there is no Pokemon announcement for Switch and instead just for 3DS.



mZuzek said:
CWegzz said:

That's probably true.  I guess I'm in the minority where I love 2D Metroid, but kinda hate 3D Metroid.

It's a good thing you're in the minority then, because you're wrong.

They're very different games, so it's not too crazy to like one, but not the other.  I understand that many people like the 3D Metroid games, so it makes me glad that Nintendo is trying to make all types of Metroid fans happy.



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Short Answer: They know Metroid fans are a diverse bunch and will buy more games than most other fanbases so they want to generate interest. :)



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