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  • Deleted user 16 April 2006 11:46:50
    Just got this from Nintendojo:
    IGN Editor Says Metroid Prime 3 Is Primed For E3
    (Time: 4/15/2006, 10:01pm Eastern Time)
    Metroid Prime 3 will be "fully playable" at E3, according to one of IGN's editors. On his blog, IGN’s Matt Casamassina said that Metroid Prime 3 would be the "must-have" title of E3 and that the title would be the example that shows other studios how to do first-person shooting with the Revolution controller.
    After a request for some clarification, Casamassina said that the game was guaranteed to be at the show and fully playable, although what that phrase means is up for interpretation. It could mean that the game will be in a near-finished form, while it could only mean that a standard demo level would be present. With less than four weeks left until E3, anticipation is running high.
    The true source is in Matt Cassamassimassimisima's Blog.
  • ProfessorLesser 16 Apr 2006 11:52:59 19,356 posts
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    Oooh I'm going to be worrying about this now. I know I should probably trust Nintendo to handle their own IP, but Zelda and Metroid are the two I can see going most screwy with the new control method. Well and Mario, but I don't care about him.
  • Deleted user 16 April 2006 11:59:58
    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    Oooh I'm going to be worrying about this now. I know I should probably trust Nintendo to handle their own IP, but Zelda and Metroid are the two I can see going most screwy with the new control method.

    I think it's pretty reasonable to worry about how pretty much any 'conventional' game will work with the wand controller, and given the slightly shaky start Nintendo made with mario 64 on the DS there's definitely reason for concern.

    However, the difference between Mario 64 DS and the Revolution games Nintendo will be showing is that Prime 3 et al will have been designed from the ground up to work with the Revolution controller. But I think it's reasonable to want to hold out until E3 to see just how the thing works.

    Excellent news though, can't wait to see what they've done with it.
  • Machetazo 16 Apr 2006 12:03:25 6,372 posts
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    Nintendo have stated in the past about Revolution demos that nothing will be shown until it's at a hands on ready stage so that people can experience the game for themselves.

    I doubt they'll fall to any of the antics that some of their competitors have shown in the past:
    "Hey look, guys, this really is real-time! Let me pause the action, while you watch me turn the still image about with a previous-gen controller..."
    (That's effectively just a 3d screenshot.)

    Nintendo want people to touch the Revolution controller, as that interaction's been emphasised so many times in the past, but they are also keen to ensure that it's ready, before they allow folk to.
  • ProfessorLesser 16 Apr 2006 12:07:32 19,356 posts
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    Ready does not necessarily equal good.

    I would like a GC controller option on MP3 (that is going to be quite a confusing acronym), just in case.
  • Syrette 16 Apr 2006 12:10:23 43,238 posts
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    Well said Prof. Nice to see some people being realistic about the Rev.

  • Tonka 16 Apr 2006 12:15:48 20,167 posts
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    I think they will change the name from Metroid Prime to Metroid something else. Prime sort of ties in with the new first person perspective. The new name should then, by that logic, alludeto the wand in some way. So:
    Metroid Flail
    Metroid Direct
    Metroid Touch (although touch is DS so probably not)
    Metroid Aim
    Metroid Potter
    Metroid Freelancer

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  • ProfessorLesser 16 Apr 2006 12:20:01 19,356 posts
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    Wtf? How does 'Prime' in any way connote a first person perspective?

    And isn't MP3 still going to be first-person anyway?

    Edited by ProfessorLesser at 12:20:04 16-04-2006
  • Teeth 16 Apr 2006 12:22:24 7,987 posts
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    Prime = first, and Metroid Prime is an FPS.
  • deem 16 Apr 2006 12:23:24 31,641 posts
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  • Teeth 16 Apr 2006 12:24:44 7,987 posts
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    G!
  • ProfessorLesser 16 Apr 2006 12:26:52 19,356 posts
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    Teeth wrote:
    Prime = first, and Metroid Prime is an FPS.
    Do you honestly think that's why they called it that?

    I'll admit it had never occurred to me, but it sounds a bit of a stretch to me o_O
  • Tonka 16 Apr 2006 12:27:04 20,167 posts
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    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    Wtf? How does 'Prime' in any way connote a first person perspective?

    And isn't MP3 still going to be first-person anyway?

    It's just the 'first' in first person that I personally conect to Prime. Not firts person per se. In retrospect I might have taken the connotation a bit too far though... But still.

    They would be foolish not to do it in a FP perspective. Otherwise they'll miss out on the whole "It's not a FPS" argument that gives the game so much free publicity.

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  • Deleted user 16 April 2006 12:27:35
    Metroid Jeff Goldblum.
  • Tonka 16 Apr 2006 12:28:36 20,167 posts
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    Gremmi wrote:
    Metroid Jeff Goldblum.

    What on earth is Jeff Goldblums connection to the wand?

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  • Deleted user 16 April 2006 12:29:14
    That is self explanitory and needs no further discussion.
  • ProfessorLesser 16 Apr 2006 12:30:26 19,356 posts
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    Jeff Goldblum is omnipresent.
  • Tonka 16 Apr 2006 12:33:00 20,167 posts
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    Right, that's settled then. Anythings better than a simple 3 at the end.

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  • Machetazo 16 Apr 2006 12:35:37 6,372 posts
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    I thought it was called Metroid "Prime" more because, given the new view of the world you had to prime your aim - locking on? That was less important in the 2d versions.
  • ProfessorLesser 16 Apr 2006 12:37:05 19,356 posts
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    No, I think it might have been called 'Prime' because of the Metroid Prime - the prime form of a Metroid? Yes, probably.
  • Teeth 16 Apr 2006 12:37:50 7,987 posts
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    I was just winding you up mate, sorry ;)
  • ProfessorLesser 16 Apr 2006 12:38:52 19,356 posts
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    Bast! I didn't even notice the 'FPS' bait ;-)
  • Tonka 16 Apr 2006 12:44:28 20,167 posts
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    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    No, I think it might have been called 'Prime' because of the Metroid Prime - the prime form of a Metroid? Yes, probably.

    That doesn't make any sense at all. It's far more likely that they first came up with the ide of Prime as an homage to the new perspective. Then they renamed the Metoid to suit the new name of the game.

    Oh, wait... I'm wrong.

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  • silentbob 16 Apr 2006 13:08:34 28,956 posts
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    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    I know I should probably trust Nintendo to handle their own IP
    Write this out 100 times on the blackboard and then we'll commence Chinese water torture.

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  • ProfessorLesser 16 Apr 2006 13:23:36 19,356 posts
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    Well MP3 isn't even in-house, anyway...
  • silentbob 16 Apr 2006 13:25:21 28,956 posts
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    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    Well MP3 isn't even in-house, anyway...
    MP1 or 2 weren't either though were they. They were 'closely' monitored but not actually in-house.


    Edited by silentbob at 13:25:29 16-04-2006

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  • ProfessorLesser 16 Apr 2006 13:26:18 19,356 posts
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    No true, but after Echoes I don't trust Retro quite as much as I do Nintendo.
  • SirScratchalot 16 Apr 2006 13:27:30 7,872 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    Well MP3 isn't even in-house, anyway...
    MP1 or 2 weren't either though were they. They were 'closely' monitored but not actually in-house.


    Edited by silentbob at 13:25:29 16-04-2006

    But it was the closest collaboration ever. Any game where Miyamato screams things in japanese at the devs is bound to turn out great.
  • silentbob 16 Apr 2006 13:28:02 28,956 posts
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    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    No true, but after Echoes I don't trust Retro quite as much as I do Nintendo.
    Actually I'm wondering if Ninty were a little less hands-on after the success of MP1. I remember hearing the Shigsy was a regular fixture at their studios during production of the first game. And I know that they scrapped and restarted at least once under his supervision.

    Let's hope that regime returns for the 3rd in the series.

    Edit: Scratchy just confirmed

    Edited by silentbob at 13:29:29 16-04-2006

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  • SirScratchalot 16 Apr 2006 13:29:44 7,872 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    No true, but after Echoes I don't trust Retro quite as much as I do Nintendo.
    Actually I'm wondering if Ninty were a little less hands-on after the success of MP1. I remember hearing the Shigsy was a regular fixture at their studios during production of the first game. And I know that they scrapped and restarted at least once under his supervision.

    Let's hope that regime returns for the 3rd in the series.

    Shiggsy seems a real nut-buster dosenīt he? Didnīt he recently do something similiar with Chibi-Robo?
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