That’s the rumor kitties. The latest intel on the subject is that 3 developers of the Metroid Prime series have formed the new Armature studios in Austin, TX and they are dedicated to creating games for all three platforms with a publishing agreement through Electronic Arts. This undoubltedly will unlock many doors for the 3 who were formally tied exclusively to Nintendo.
Mark Pacini who now heads the new company said they are excited to finally be working with the other platforms, especially the powerful PS3 system. Under the new contract with EA they would not be able to create any new Metroid Prime games for the WII, but who cares, nobody wants to play Metroid on the fucking WII anyway. We all know that the WII is a kids console, NES went down that road when the Game Cube bombed. Now they market to overweight kids and seem to be doing pretty well at it. But the PS3 has always been geared up for adults, hence the price. The graphics, content and game play says it all.
No idea as to when we could expect a game title or screen shots, that is still all in the process, and the developers are very tight lipped as to what they are working on but be assured there WILL be a Metroid series coming to the PS3. Todd Keller, one of the 3, has already remarked “personally, I would love to work on another Metroid game. I have been in love with Metroid for years. We had a chance to recreate a game that was created way back when. That was awesome”.
And who hasn’t Mark. I popped my cherry while playing Samus. All of us die hard Metroid fans remember trying to find all 255 rockets, memorizing those long continue codes and trying to bomb our way up the impossible walls in the White World without using the Max. I played constant hours just roaming around, knowing where to get the wave and ice beams but trying not to use them. My love affair was renewed as many were with the release of Super Metroid. I actually still play both games along with a catalog of many other greats like Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Kung Fu, Zelda, Ice Hockey and Dragon Warrior. But none of these hold a candle to the Metroid series.
In short they have to develope a new Metroid series, they simply have to.