Nah. It’s dead.I think next year, we'll see Labo "Series 2". The first batch did okay, but Nintendo has said they want to do better in the future. So I think a second series that addresses the complaints of the first is a priority for them. The developers surely have more ideas for kits.
Yeah I’m not sure what direction Retro will take Metroid Prime 4. Do they play it more safe or go a “BotW” route. Switch being so popular will help with sales, but I do hope they can make the series consistently sell at least a few million. Now is the time to break the series out.It'd be great to see the series have a 'Breath of the Wild' moment - not just where it gets the kind of universal acclaim Metroid hasn't really had since Metroid Prime launched back in 2002, but were it breaks out of the sales rut the series has always been stuck in. Obviously we don't know yet how sustained Zelda's success will be, but Link's Awakening strong launch bodes well, as do BotW's ongoing strong sales. Be fascinating to see what shipments are when the quarterly results come out tomorrow. For a series than often sold in the 3 to 5 million range, with a few entries in the 6 to 8 million range, Breath of the Wild's 15 million and counting is an incredible success for Zelda.
I'm really not sure how much head-room there is for Metroid. The normal sales range seems to be somewhere around 700k to 1.5 million, with only Prime and the original managing more than that, with both games coming close to the 3 million mark. If we get a scenario where major Metroid titles (like the next 2D entry and Prime 4) can be relied on to sell in the 3 million or more range, and where spin-offs can reliably sell 1 million or more, then that's actually a stronger commercial position than the franchise has historically had - where Nintendo can't even bank on a Metroid title breaking the million mark, or getting beyond 1.5 million (which neither Super Metroid or Prime 3 managed, for example).
If we or Nintendo wanted Metroid to break out like BotW did, it'd need an entry that sells somewhere between 3 and 5 times the normal sales range, or twice as much as the previous best-selling entries. That'd put a ballpark figure total of 3 million at the lower-end, up to 6 million at the top end. That top end figure is a huge ask, though I think, if the stars align, we could finally see Metroid break the 3 million mark on Switch.
Going off Google Translate. It seems like you won't be able to buy in-game currency on December 20 this year. While the network service for the game will shut down on May 1 next year.
Seems like the end of service for Band Brothers 3DS?
It seems like they usually have at least one remake a year though, don't they? Link's Awakening in 2019, Luigi's Mansion in 2018, Metroid: Samus Returns in 2017, etc.
Not saying there won't be any. Just that I wouldn't go into the new year expecting one or more even. If Grezzo ends up being/staying the remake factory they might have another thing next year who knows. Just wouldn't call it a safe bet.
It only makes sense for the engine to be re-used for a 2021 game? So maybe we are talking another Zelda update or maybe something like Marvelous.
Yeah but we already have two lined up. Xenoblade and the Famicom Detective Club
Like someone just quoted you said we have Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition and Detective Club coming. Don’t listen to that first person who quoted you. They’re wrong.
please, please, PLEASE do it Nintendo!! These may be two of my most nostalgic games of all time, especially Seasons. Even just thinking about it makes me recall so many aspects of that time of my life, it’s like a link to the past
Wrong about what? I said don't go in expecting them. There is nothing to be wrong about. I'm pretty sure it was obvious this was about remakes beyond those who are announced, no?!
Nintendo knew they'd have to move on from the 3DS eventually, but they probably didn't expect that it'd happen this soon. I wouldn't be surprised if all of these planned games were booted over to the Switch like Sushi Striker was.
Damn, wonder if this would've been a Genealogy of the Holy War remake. Shame if it was cancelled.
Perhaps there's a chance, but I wouldn't raise hope that they will resurrect the canned 3DS projects on Switch. Could just mean they are looking to bring over 3DS IP that haven't appeared on Switch yet like Tomodachi or Nintendogs.
So old IP’s aren’t coming back at all? It’s weird to say this if it’s related to Lite because it’s not like Switch Lite is getting exclusive games. Switch OG is the main focus.