Metroid: Samus Returns Developer Diary Emerges

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Upcoming 2D side-scroller Metroid: Samus Returns – a remake of game boy title Metroid II (revealing why Nintendo forcibly took down the “Project AM2R” fan game) – has received a developer diary featuring Yoshio Sakamoto as he discusses all the game’s new features, which rabid fans will no doubt love considering this is supposedly the first 2D Metroid game in over 10 years.

The informative developer diary:

Those wishing to relive their childhoods with a 2D Metroid title can expect Metroid: Samus Returns to scratch that itch come September 15th on the 3DS.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    MercurySteam? Then we all know we should wait for the PC HD version, that would look actually fine without the 3DS limitations...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:08 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you retarded??

    lol, since when did a Nintendo IP game come out on PC? huh?

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:00 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I got Super Mario Bros. for DOS back in the days. Pretty sure it was unofficial, though.

    Comment by Anonymous

    What the other guy said. Are you fucking retarded?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This looks like a steaming pile of diarrhea compared to AM2R, tbh fam. And why the fuck are the evolved metroids freezable? Doesn't that ruin everything? Anyhow, I have no faith because the developer Mercury Stream is known to completely suck ballz. There best game ever was a shitty GoW clone, and the rest are abominations.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 22/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well.... I'll give it a chance but AM2R was a 10 out of 10 for me. Well-made, stayed true to the source material for the most part, and ran well on my crappy E5-571-5552 PC with all the bells and whistles turned on.

    Game developers should take note: THAT is how you make a game. It should run WELL on very old hardware or consumer-grade laptop hardware with all the bells and whistles turned on.

    Comment by Anonymous

    But... it didn't have bells and whistles. It was an amateurish deviantart looking thing.

    Comment by Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAHA oh wow

    AM2R is a fucking piece of shit. The only parts of it that look halfway decent are whatever was ripped from other metroid games, the parts that are custom pixel art that the developer created looks FUCKING SHIT. The mapping looks shit and bland as fuck. The levels are empty as fuck, the gameplay is amateuristic fucking fan-wank.

    Anyone who likes it is a complete and utter fucktard who wouldn't know quality if it came up and fucked him in the ass. :D

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    Comment by Goldsickle
    11:44 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "... but by STANDING STILL and holding the L button..."

    Some Japanese developers still doesn't get it.

    Even some Indie Flash games allow you to move, jump and shoot in 360 degrees of direction.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:14 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gonna be hard to top AM2R.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:17 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    AM2R had some flaws, like the Metroid counter only showing Metroids in the area as opposed to all Metroids. It kind of takes away the "I'm fucked" moment at the end, where the counter increases for the first time in the original game, as you see new laid eggs.

    But, this being Nintendo, I'm sure they fuck it up. Their choice of 3DCG is a huge red flag, anyway. They should've just used the engine from Metroid III, that one was awesome as fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong, it was toggleable in the options in AM2R.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:57 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The default option was wrong, then.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Uhh, I could top AM2R in my spare time in two months. It really was nothing special, certainly no better than the average teenage-made flash game. That fan dev had a lot of passion (10 years? Jesus) but not much talent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    As much as I liked Metroid 2 it is a very conservative part of the series. Running, jumping, shooting. Not much else. They'll have a lot to add to make it "modern" but I fear this will damage it's unique pure style and horror atmosphere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    2D nostalgia is strong

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    they can go fuck themselves right in the ass. I watched AMR2 for years and they prob shit this out in a few months and expect huge profits. Nintendo is the most toxic gaming company in existence. stop giving them your fucking money you retards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    they literally shit all over their own IP just to shut down someone who did a better job than them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem is low poly 3D graphics are shit. True 2D is infinitely superior.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You're a fucking retard, AM2R is utter shit, made by a fan with no real talent who got put up on a pedestal by other fucking retards with no talent like you.

    They shut it down because its shittyness might have damaged their brand.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    00:16 25/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's better than anything Metroid they did in at least a decade.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Anyone could shit out something better than AM2R in two months, that's because AM2R just isn't very good. You're just a raging neckbeard who is willingly blind to how mediocre that fan-game actually was. Sorry.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Get your info straight this game has been in development for TWO YEARS not "a few months". Also it is AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake)not "AMR2"

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:14 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fan project was in development for about 10 years, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sakamoto's involvement kills any interest I might have had which was already minimal at best.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Uh...give it a chance? :3

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    Comment by MARl0
    12:28 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He makes one bad Metroid game (Other M), and suddenly everything he touches is toxic? You do realize that he was responsible for Super Metroid, Fusion, and Zero Mission right? All three are freaking fantastic. All this is, is a remake of Metroid II, it's not going to be another Other M.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:19 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Well, there is a pretty hard to overlook downward trend.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:18 23/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The last Metroid I've played was Metroid III (around 2014). That also was the best Metroid I've ever played. It's hardly nostalgia.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    16:06 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Zero Mission and Fusion were pretty much released at the same time and share the same engine, if I remember correctly. And those games definitely were a step down from the masterpiece that Metroid III was.

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    Comment by MARl0
    08:42 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I'd hardly consider Zero Mission a downward trend. Many consider it to be even better than Super Metroid. Objectively, it's at least better than Fusion, so your statement is incorrect no matter you spin it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ok buddy. You need to take the contrarian nostalgia goggles off. they're supposed to be used responsibly and you're obviously looking at everything with them so often that you've forgotten you had them on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one cares why you have lost interest. Its not cool to talk about shit you hate. Praise it and move along, or dont and move along.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good forvyou, don't play it then and STFU

    Comment by Anonymous

    Who the fuck greenlit Federation Force while they were making this?

    At any rate if this is going to be a straight remake of the GBA title I'm not interested. AM2R hasn't gone anywhere and is at a better price point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It was on the GameBoy originally not the GBA.
    Also your response is the exact reason why Nintendo takes fan games down. You'd rather get a free game than paying for an official game

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:41 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The problem is that the free game is almost certainly a superior product. Fans would be happy to pay for a great Metroid game, but Nintendo won't make it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    No it's not. It's just a fan game, and not a very good one. People just grabbed onto it because it was all they had for a while, which is understandable, but now they've become blind fanboys of it who can't see that it's actually kind of low quality. Like fan games tend to be...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:16 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well lets be honest that free game did a lot of things right. Not all, but 90% right and 8% of that is just the nature of Metroid 2. Other 2% is just how many hits it can take to kill some creatures with beam weapons.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:21 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd rather take a couple of iterations on the Metroid III engine. Like those Mega Man games back in the days. Same thing, different robot masters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    GB, not GBA, kiddo.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:59 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Metroid just isn't the same without Yokoi Gunpei. RIP.

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    Comment by Chen-04

    The fan project used superior 2D sprites. Fuck 3DCG.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Especially low poly graphics like on 3DS. Really fucking ugly ps2 quality graphics instead of 2D in a Metroid game? Go fuck yourself Suckermoto.

    Comment by Anonymous

    LOL you're a fucking retard. Fucking kill yourself, your shit opinions are polluting the air for the rest of us.

    Comment by Anonymous

    call the wambulance

    Comment by Anonymous

    These people are all just haters who latched onto some mediocre amateurish fan-game and are now defending it for some misguided "stick-it-to-the-man" nonsense reasons. Wambulance indeed.




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