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Topic: You know what would boost Pikmin 3 and *insert next metroid game's name here*'s sales?

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Melkaticox

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(After they're released, obviously...)

A movie and an animated TV show. Respectively.

Pikmin: You just need to look at Pokémon, what boosted Pokémon RBY sales? The anime, of course (how good it was...). Don't believe me...?
Let me tell you an story. There's this small girl that received a pokémon videotape in her mail (this was more than a decade ago stfu). The video contained a small part of the first episode, that part where Ash was carrying Pikachu with him on Misty's bike. So, uh, she saw seeing the video, until it stopped right when Pikachu jumped to hit the Spearows with thundershock or whatever. Needless to say, she really wanted to know what happened after that...
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Let's be honest, licensed games still sell (sadly, in most cases). If this Pikmin tv show ended up being actually good, the sales of the Wii U and Pikmin 3 would be boosted by a lot...

Metroid: Why a movie, you ask?
Well, for starters, the Metroid franchise is based on a movie franchise: Aliens. Do I really need to mention how the Metroid universe would fit in a movie/trilogy?
Same case with Pikmin: Movie's good. People will want to buy the game.
HOWEVER, Nintendo can make even more people want the next metroid game with the movie...it would be pretty simple to do, actually. Look at it this way: Metroid 3: Fusion ends with Samus escaping from the explosion, Adam says she's now wanted by the galactic federation and whatnot. Samus says something like "This is not over yet...". And then, right after that scene, a trailer of Metroid U, a continuation of both Metroid Fusion and the movie, is shown in the same way as that Pokémon videotape I mentioned up there.
Don't like the idea of a movie? No biggie, a Metroid TV show (live action) for AMC/FX would work wonderfully! I can already see an episode where Samus is walking on Brinstar...and then falls from some crumbling blocks to "hell"! (it's on the wiki look it up >_>)...until the three Etecoons show her how to wall jump. "Kthxbye guys see you at the end of the Super arc"

So, what do you think? Would a movie and a tv show boost both Wii U and those games' sales?

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Kagamine

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I'd rather have a Metroid animated series, and i really don't care about Pikmin. I think Metroid would fit better into a series like Tron and Transformers have done.

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Kyloctopus

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I think Pikmin would make a great Manga.
Metroid needs mass advertising. I really wouldn't see a Metroid animated series working out. Because that would involve Samus speaking, and there wouldn't have the feeling of lonliness that Metroid is loved for.
Maybe a Metroid movie, because of all the movie-like behaviors in Metroid games (The whole thing is based off Aliens anyways)
However it could get confusing.

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If they actually released?

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Melkaticox

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CanisWolfred wrote:

If they actually released?

Melkaticox wrote:

(After they're released, obviously...)

I'm glad I predicted your post.

Kagamine wrote:

I'd rather have a Metroid animated series, and i really don't care about Pikmin. I think Metroid would fit better into a series like Tron and Transformers have done.

> Tron and Transformers
> Both are being cancelled

...Are you trying to tell me something with that? >o>

Now, let me explain why I think a Metroid animated series wouldn't quite work:
Metroid is not exactly the most kid-friendly franchise ever. There's a reason I said "movie/tv show", both of those can easily be aimed at teenagers/adults, those are, in a way, Metroid's target audience. Kids and (most) teenagers wouldn't be attracted to the Metroid games simply because they would expect those games to be "ZERO SQUAD DESTROY THE METROID QUEEN HOME GO GO GO GO!!!" instead of "Oh crap, I'm so lonely. Hey, that gap looks a little suspicious, maybe I should use the scanner...". You know what I mean, right?
Now, is there any reason a Metroid animated series wouldn't attract teenagers and adults? Well...yeah...it's an animation...
Death Note, for example, is aimed at ADULTS, yet most people will be like "Pffft! That's just some stupid animation! Why do you even watch that?" when they first look at it.
Contrast: The Avengers and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Now, they COULD make a Metroid animated series aimed at kids, that would probably boost the franchise's sales...what would be the problem? It's aimed at KIDS. Go figure.

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I think Pikmin would make a great Manga.
Metroid needs mass advertising. I really wouldn't see a Metroid animated series working out. Because that would involve Samus speaking, and there wouldn't have the feeling of lonliness that Metroid is loved for.
Maybe a Metroid movie, because of all the movie-like behaviors in Metroid games (The whole thing is based off Aliens anyways)
However it could get confusing.

The point is to boost sales, remember! A manga wouldn't boost sales too much, not even in japan.
Now, Samus speaking shouldn't be an issue...as long as she's not "The baby was like killed and then I kept narrating for like 5 hours. Why do I even care about this baby so much? Seriously, I sold it to the galactic federation..." all the time. Just give her...her SSBB/Metroid Prime voice actor, you know, an actually professional voice actor that sounds exactly like Samus should sound.

Oh god this post is so long!

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If they were priced at $5. Would sell like mad.

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LordJumpMad

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I think Metroid needs a new fresh start.

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KeeperBvK

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You know what would actually help Metroid Dread? Mere existence. There is no Metroid Dread. Unfortunately, I might add.

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Inazuma_Pikpik

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KeeperBvK wrote:

You know what would actually help Metroid Dread? Mere existence. There is no Metroid Dread. Unfortunately, I might add.

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hiptanaka

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A Metroid movie would almost certainly suck. Metroid for me is about being alone, exploring a vast and sometimes menacing system of rooms and pathways. That wouldn't make a movie, not one for a mainstream audience, at least. It would have to become an action movie, and it would need to have support characters, and suddenly it would be something like Other M in tone.

What I want is Metroid 5. A 2D game building upon and advancing the gameplay concepts of Super Metroid (not the storytelling like Fusion did), given the same care and budget as the bigger Nintendo titles.

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Metroid 5?

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misswliu81

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i'd be in favour of a metroid movie, but only if it is in the style of prometheus and is as scary as aliens. and my choice to play samus, charlize theron.

as for pikmin, it would better as either an anime or as a pixar-type 3D animated movie, like with wreck-it-ralph.

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Now guys, Metroid Dread has always been the name "of the rumored next metroid game in the timeline", in other words, the game that happens after Metroid Fusion. Don't act like if you didn't know that... ... ...

hiptanaka wrote:

What I want is Metroid 5.

Dread.

misswliu81 wrote:

i'd be in favour of a metroid movie, but only if it is in the style of prometheus and is as scary as aliens. and my choice to play samus, charlize theron.

Finally! Someone that understands how a Metroid movie would work! You wouldn't need to make it an "action movie", if you think so, you really need to see more movies...
There are a lot, seriously, a lot of blonde female actresses in Hollywood, so it's not like there aren't enough options. As long as the movie is directed by Joss Whedon, I'll be happy.

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Melkaticox wrote:

Now guys, Metroid Dread has always been the name "of the rumored next metroid game in the timeline", in other words, the game that happens after Metroid Fusion. Don't act like if you didn't know that... ... ...

Keyword "rumored". Dread rumors started well before Other M, if it was real we'd have heard about it by now. No way Nintendo would have put so many years into its development, it'd be hemorrhaging money. Acting like it definitely exists is ignorant, there has not been a shred of evidence from Nintendo that it's coming.

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I think Dread has officially been put in the same place as Kirby Tilt N Tumble 2 and Donkey Kong Racing (these both actually existed at one point btw)

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ShadJV wrote:

Melkaticox wrote:

Now guys, Metroid Dread has always been the name "of the rumored next metroid game in the timeline", in other words, the game that happens after Metroid Fusion. Don't act like if you didn't know that... ... ...

Keyword "rumored". Dread rumors started well before Other M, if it was real we'd have heard about it by now. No way Nintendo would have put so many years into its development, it'd be hemorrhaging money. Acting like it definitely exists is ignorant, there has not been a shred of evidence from Nintendo that it's coming.

Sigh Alright, then. Changing the title of the thread to "You know what would boost Pikmin 3's and insert next metroid game's name here sales?".
Apparently some people don't quite understand what I mean by 'Dread'.

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