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Topic: so... no 25th anniversary for metroid, then?

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romulux

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this is kind of sad. mario and zelda both get special attention from nintendo to celebrate their anniversaries while metroid is pretty much forgotten. obviously other m's rough reception is part of it but metroid has always had trouble remaining as successful as the other 1st party franchises; almost all of the japanese made games have done poorly at retail except zero mission and fusion. super metroid barely got greenlit and still couldn't sell even after being hailed as one of the (possibly the )best games ever made.

regardless of the sales the quality is still there. you can put super metroid and the prime series up against ocarina of time or super mario world or any other classic nintendo titles and they match up to any of them. nintendo's practically sending a message that it's not worth acknowledging metroid's anniversary simply because it hasn't generated as much money as mario and zelda have.

anyway, am i the only one bummed out about this? they could at least do something as simple as throw zero mission up on the 3DS virtual console, or failing that come up with a retail compilation with all the game boy metroids on it.

and no, this isn't an invitation to argue about other m. if you didn't get it out of your system last year, tough!

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Don't worry nintendo will come up with something before christmas.

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Just give us Return of Samus on 3DS virtual console and all will be forgiven.
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Yes.

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There is an entire year to do this. Calm down.

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romulux

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actually there's only 5 months and all of the shows and whatnot where this type of stuff gets announced are over. nintendo's busy pushing the 3DS and finishing off the wii, i'd be very surprised if they do say or do anything about metroid before the year is up.

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I'm sure they will give Metroid something, but it will be very simple. Probably a virtual console release or something. No way they're spending a bunch of money on it. I'm a real big fan of Metroid too so it's a shame to see it go unrecognized. But like Aviator said, they have the rest of the year. Donkey Kong is 30 now too (I think) and they haven't said anything about that either.

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Since the original game released on August 6th in 1986 it will be 25 years old until August 5th 2012. So maybe next year ? Maybe something cool on the Wii U and the 3DS ? :)

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LTD wrote:

Since the original game released on August 6th in 1986 it will be 25 years old until August 5th 2012. So maybe next year ? Maybe something cool on the Wii U and the 3DS ? :)

No actually Metroid is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this August 6th. August 6th of 2006 would have been the twentieth anniversary @LTD. That's why I created the "Metroid Fan Club" thread.

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Considering how much is being released on the 3DS, I doubt Metroid will see a retail title. Wii on the other hand is a maybe

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eviLaTtenDant

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Read the until part of my post again, WiiAboutU ?
I mean let's say you're turning 38 tomorrow. Then you will still be 38 on July 20th 2012.
So i have a little bit of hope that they let Zelda have its party this year and next year have a little one for Metroid as well.
Anyway, maybe they'll announce something on August 6th. I'm in no rush here. :)

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Given the fact that 2011 is being dedicated to The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary celebrations, I wouldn't be surprised if Metroid's anniversary celebrations (of which I hope there are some in the pipeline) go ahead next year instead.

All these 25ths are going to come along at once, so I think they need to be spaced out a little.

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LTD wrote:

Since the original game released on August 6th in 1986 it will be 25 years old until August 5th 2012. So maybe next year ? Maybe something cool on the Wii U and the 3DS ? :)

Oh really? August 6th is the day the original Metroid came out? My birthday is on that day :D That's kind of cool.

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That's what wikipedia told me at least.

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Next year will be 26 years for Metroid, please try and do the math correctly next time. lol
August of 2006 would've been the 20 yr. mark and the difference between 2006 and 2011 is 5 yrs. Equalling a total of 25 yrs. (<:

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WiiAboutU wrote:

Next year will be 26 years for Metroid, please try and do the math correctly next time. lol

Not so fast. Metroid is apparently 26 next year on August. Until then, the franchise is 25 and therefore can get an anniversary until then ;)

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DarkLloyd

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they could reissue the metriod prime trilogy or something

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Odnetnin

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Other M is the worst game ever ma--just kidding.

Super Metroid, Prime, and Zero Mission at least are some of Nintendo's best games; they should show the series some respect. Metroid II on the 3DS VC, reissue of Prime Trilogy, and some sort of classic compilation or new game announcement is the least they could do for this series.

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I really want to see a 2D Metroid title released for Wii or WiiWare. Metroid, Metroid 2 "Return of Samus", Super Metroid and Fusion are the only style I can enjoy. Forget the 3D Hi Def enviroments. And worry more about the depth of gameplay and the overall experience. I'd rather play a Metroid title that has the same visual style as Super Metroid, but with 3-4× more content. And spend the rest of the budget on the special effects.

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WiiAboutU wrote:

I really want to see a 2D Metroid title released for Wii or WiiWare.

We just got Metroid Other M in late August of 2010, so I highly doubt there's another Metroid for the Wii in development. As for WiiWare? Keep dreaming.

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