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Update on Metroid Prime 4: Development restart. Retro Studios + Tanabe now working on it

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I wonder if this means retro studios has finished their other game that was rumored



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Marth said:
morenoingrato said:
This is not something I was expecting to see.
Who was developing this game initially?

Bandai Namco

Rumoured but not confirmed.



So.what has retro been doing last 5 years?



I'm ok with the wait but would be nice if they released the trilogy to the NS beforehand to ease the waiting period.



Nogamez said:
So.what has retro been doing last 5 years?

Cancelling their new project.



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Nuvendil said:
Pavolink said:

Btw, what could cause a development reboot? I find that decision pretty drastic.

If it was just graphics, they could focus on it, but this sounds more than that. Bad fundamentals of the game? Engine not working? Full of bugs?

My guess is fundamental design.  Metroid Prime is a very particular kind of beast.  The new dev might have struggled with it, making it too linear, too story driven, too action oriented, or too obtuse.  All these things spring to mind. 

That’s my guess too. Once they analyzed, maybe it was easier to reboot than try to fix it.



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This is good news.



Pavolink said:
Vodacixi said:

I'm pretty sure half of the original Naughty Dog, EAD, Santa Monica or more are not on those studios anymore. That hasn't stopped them from keep making great games of their respective franchises.

As for Retro Atudios capabilites for HD developing... I think is stupid to judge them for a 2D side-scroller. Ithink its also stupid to believe that they haven't adapted to HD in 12 years. Do you really believe that?

I believe on what I can see. And I only see one game.

Also thanks for the stupid part.

You're welcome



Baddman said:
I wonder if this means retro studios has finished their other game that was rumored

They better have done it, otherwise they would have wasted years of development.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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Nogamez said:
So.what has retro been doing last 5 years?

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-05-14-leaks-suggest-nintendos-retro-studios-making-star-fox-racing-spin-off