The Future of Metroid

Zelda Informer has published an interesting article about the future of the Metroid series. Rumor has it that Nintendo is planning to put Metroid on the back-burner and focus on other projects. That isn’t a bad idea as long as they plan to return and fix the problems they started. Metroid: Other M was one of the worst games I have played recently, and it was also one of the games I was most excited to play.

Unfortunately, the developers of Other M and the gamers who love Metroid had two completely different ideas of what the game should have been. More importantly, the developers and gamers had a completely different idea of how Samus should act.

Ben Lamoreux, in his article, suggests ways that Nintendo could redeem the series and set the stage for “the Metroid game we deserve.” After reading his article, I couldn’t agree more.

Read the article for yourself: Where Does Metroid Go From Here?

Specifically, Metroid is an “invisible franchise.” You only hear about it when a new game is available and the older games are rarely made available after their initial release. Sure, you can buy Metroid and Super Metroid on the Virtual Console, but what happened to the rest of the series? If Nintendo wants to generate more interest in the Metroid series then they need to make the older games available at a low cost.

Full fledged remakes of Metroid 2 and Super Metroid aren’t a bad idea either. Metroid: Zero Mission remade the original Metroid and became one of the best games in the series. However, ultimately it may be better to let the series sit for a few years before releasing a new game.

Source: Where Does Metroid Go From Here?


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