by David Sanchez on July 10, 2012 @ 3:55 pm
When the Wii U was first unveiled, I’m certain there were plenty of people who immediately thought about how cool it would be if Nintendo released a Metroid game akin to the Prime titles where we could see through Samus Aran’s visor right from GamePad’s touchscreen. I know I certainly thought that, and even now I hope Nintendo announces a new first-person Metroid game following the Wii U’s launch.
Speaking to IGN, Nintendo veteran Shigeru Miyamoto expressed interest in the Metroid franchise getting new life on the Wii U. “With Metroid it’s very easy to imagine some interesting implementation for Wii U,” said the Mario and Zelda creator. “I think that having another screen with the gyro built in really gives you a lot of interesting opportunities for development, and we can bring a lot of our games to life in a completely unique way with that. I feel like the possibilities of the GamePad for Metroid could be really fantastic. There’s certainly a lot that you could do there for that game.”
Metroid is a major Nintendo franchise, so you have to believe the company will do something with it down the road. In addition to the long-running action-adventure series, Miyamoto stated that he would really like to see a Star Fox game land on the Wii U. Well, that makes two of us. Hell, that makes a whole lot of us! It’s about time we got a new Star Fox experience on a home console, and I think the Wii U would be a great avenue for that series’ revival.
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