Wondercon is just days away from landing in LA, running from 25th - 27th March, and Nintendo of America has confirmed some key playable titles and a promising panel event.
The headline grabber is that the main Metroid Prime: Federation Force game will be playable for the public for the first time, as opposed to the Metroid Prime: Blast Ball demos seen in 2015. In addition both Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard will be on hand along with two other familiar games, detailed below:
Beyond game demos there'll be a panel with Koei Tecmo developers focused on the creation of Hyrule Warriors Legends - that's on 26th March at 6-7pm local time, in room 515A of the LA Convention Centre. Those same developers will also be at the Nintendo booth that day between 11am-1pm local time.
Wondercon just got a bit more wonderful, then, and it'll be interesting to see what attendees make of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, in particular. Are you planning to head along to this?
I'm only interested in Zelda at this point
Still to much Wii u.
lol at blast ball.
The Hyrule Warriors Legends panel is probably going to get hammered over performance on older 3ds/2ds hardware.
They really need to talk about Zelda. The world needs reminding that Nintendo can do epic, appealing (sorry XCX, you're a bit too niche), big-budget titles to compete with the big boys.
I can't help but think that this will just be a public execution. Hopefully it turns out well!
I'm iffy on Hyrule Warriors as the videos I've seen seem.... Sloppy. And Metroid Prime: FF. Hmmm.
I'm not on anyone's side here but I'm really hoping that Metroid delivers. It'll be the only Metroid I never buy much like Triforce Heroes is the only Zelda I didn't buy (but I am not comparing the two- I heard good things about Triforce Heroes.)
I'm interested in seeing more Star Fox now THAT is going to be awesome.
I'm more and more convinced that Zelda is going to be revealed hand-in-hand with NX. Either way, if it's not going to go in some pre-E3 NX event, I don't see a reason to show Zelda U before E3 itself.
I'm mixed on Metroid FF. Here's the thing: I actually think it could easily be an awesome game and, in fact, bring me all the warm fuzzies for Metroid and the Prime universe. The initial reveal was clunky confusing and ill-timed, but the first playthroughs with the Treehouse at that same E3 looked very promising to me.
Why mixed then? I just don't like playing on my 3DS. We only have one 3ds in this family and this game is made for playing with a group. My family would likely love to play this game: we still occaisionally play Metroid Blast together, for instance. BUT we have one 3DS xl. It's not a new 3DS and I just don't enjoy playing on it and I can't see buying multiple devices at this point.
I'm holding out for NX whatever it is going to be and I have a suspicion that it will feature a console and fun integration with a portable. So, the better this game is the more painful it will be to skip it. :/
It's Metroid though. If this thing racks up some super high scores, I've got to admit I'll be looking into aftermarket new 3DS hardware.
Whilst I still have little excitement for Federation Force, I'm willing to at least give it the benefit of the doubt. Although the emphasis on multiplayer and the SD design style they went for remain my main sticking points.
One can only hope that a Major Metroid title is in the works for the NX. Always wanted a Nintendo console to launch with a Metroid title, though if anything it's most likely to launch with the New Zelda; which I too also believe it'll be a cross-platform game.
Metroid FF? Yeah day one buy! I've bought Triforce Heroes and play it with my two young boys. This will be another great game to enjoy with them. It really is a great concept. I've grown up playing these games and now get to share these experiences with my kids. Not sure if I am the majority demographic anymore; but the amount of money I've been throwing to Nintendo has been very significant.
Being a very long-time Metroid fan, my current feelings are that Federation Force does not belong in the Metroid universe. Many of the fans (including myself) want more of the same old Metroid / Fusion 2; not something we didn't ask for, a la, a major departure.
I'm not at all saying the game can't be good in the Metroid universe; spin-offs or more simply, change, can do very well for any franchise, but when Other M removed just about everything that made Metroid uniquely enjoyable (little/no hand-holding, freedom to go where ever, isolation), the vast majority of the fanbase was livid.
Hunters, on the other hand, I believe was very well received as a multiplayer game, but was an awful Metroid. So with that in mind, I think FF will do well, as much as I don't want it to because I want a traditional Metroid.
I can't help but look at the artwork for Metroid Prime Federation Force and immediately associate it with Lego games. It just doesn't look right to me.
Federation Force was designed in a way so it could run on old 3ds hardware, which unfortunately limits the art direction to a Lego game. The real problem I have with it, aside from it not being a proper metroid mood/setting, is the giant headed mii characters. Baby Lego characters playing paint ball in a space mall is what it looks like and it's not exciting or interesting. Especially since practically nobody in America uses their 3ds for multiplayer/online.
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