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Wow, was not expecting this. Very excited. Biggest announcement out of E3 as far as I am concerned.



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Was not expecting this. I near shed a tear



mZuzek said:

If there are more 2D Metroids. Sakamoto said this is the end of Samus' saga with the Metroids, which doesn't necessarily mean the story can't continue but it kinda sounds like it. Probably means at least that this game's ending will feel like a proper end.

Just because it'll be the end of Samus' saga, that doesn't mean it has to be the end of Metroid. As crazy as it may sound, they could always make a new Metroid game with a new protagonist with their own story/saga. Not every Fire Emblem game has Marth as the main character. Just like Shulk is not the main character of every Xenoblade game. They could always go that route and expand the Metroid universe beyond Samus Aran, which could open up a plethora of possibilities for story-telling and world-building.



It comes out on my birthday...which means, I will be playing this game on my birthday one way or another xD



PAOerfulone said:
mZuzek said:

If there are more 2D Metroids. Sakamoto said this is the end of Samus' saga with the Metroids, which doesn't necessarily mean the story can't continue but it kinda sounds like it. Probably means at least that this game's ending will feel like a proper end.

Just because it'll be the end of Samus' saga, that doesn't mean it has to be the end of Metroid. As crazy as it may sound, they could always make a new Metroid game with a new protagonist with their own story/saga. Not every Fire Emblem game has Marth as the main character. Just like Shulk is not the main character of every Xenoblade game. They could always go that route and expand the Metroid universe beyond Samus Aran, which could open up a plethora of possibilities for story-telling and world-building.

Completely !

Now ... how 'bout a Star Fox Metroidvania game :O



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PAOerfulone said:
mZuzek said:

If there are more 2D Metroids. Sakamoto said this is the end of Samus' saga with the Metroids, which doesn't necessarily mean the story can't continue but it kinda sounds like it. Probably means at least that this game's ending will feel like a proper end.

Just because it'll be the end of Samus' saga, that doesn't mean it has to be the end of Metroid. As crazy as it may sound, they could always make a new Metroid game with a new protagonist with their own story/saga. Not every Fire Emblem game has Marth as the main character. Just like Shulk is not the main character of every Xenoblade game. They could always go that route and expand the Metroid universe beyond Samus Aran, which could open up a plethora of possibilities for story-telling and world-building.

I'd love that actually, but I can't see it happening. If anything, I think it's more likely that we get more Metroids with Samus, than Metroids with Metroids.

It's just how it is. Marth was the protagonist for 1 Fire Emblem game, Shulk was the protagonist for 1 Xenoblade game. But Samus has been the protagonist for every Metroid game so far except for one spin-off no one likes. People will get mad if there's a new Metroid without her and Nintendo knows it. I just don't think they'll try.



My quess is they wil shake up the way the Metroids connect to Samus for 'ending the story'. That makes the most sense. Maybe detach them a bit so that a metroid (queen) doesn't have to be the main villain for most future games.

Last edited by Stefan.De.Machtige - on 15 June 2021

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Stefan.De.Machtige said:

My quess is they wil shake up the way the Metroids connect to Samus for 'ending the story'. That makes the most sense. Maybe detach them a bit so that a metroid (queen) doesn't have to be the main villain for most future games.

A metroid queen has been the main villain for a grand total of 1 out of 4 games in the main series.



Reminds me of Fusion which is a good thing. 



Finally, an interesting new Switch game that's not "2022"!

I really like the look of this, especially way it leans into the horror influences, with the way the EMMI stalks and insta-kills you reminding me a lot of Alien Isolation which I thought was an underrated game.

The graphics seemed kinda ropey in the reveal trailer, but I'm watching the Treehouse now and they look much better there.

I'm so glad it's an all new game and not another remake, the Switch is in need of more fresh original content and this should help fill that gap.



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