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RolStoppable said:
Salnax said:
In my eyes, they proved themselves worthy with Shantae: Risky's Revenge. They have what it takes. The only question is, would they be better off making a smaller Metroid as an eShop killer app, or a larger adventure for retail?

Since Metroid is a premier IP, it needs premier treatment. Therefore an eShop release shouldn't even be up for debate.

Since when is Metroid a premier IP? It doesn't even have a dedicated studio. Sure, a lot of Nintendo fans act like the series is a big deal, but compared to other Nintendo series, Metroid is small-time, selling on average under a million units a year throughout its history. Your beloved NSMB2 will probably outsell the entire Metroid franchise singlehandedly.

Besides, WayForward tends to take on a bunch of projects at a time. I think they'll have a total of five games released in 2012. They probably don't have or aren't willing to devote the resources to make a retail Metroid game.

Though now that I'm thinking about it, I suppose Sakamoto and at least a few other Nintendo employees would be devoted to any Metroid project. So if Nintendo wanted to do a collaborative effort like Other M, they could. I'm just worried about how well that went the last time.

Love and tolerate.