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Metroid Prime Federation Force - Tanabe on Gameplay & The Backlash

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Many people were upset when Nintendo announced Metroid Prime Federation Force for the Nintendo 3DS. The game’s producer. Kensuke Tanabe has commented on the backlash and gameplay players can expect.  

Via: GoNintendo

CG: Now when it comes to the world of Metroid Prime, I know a lot of fans are very loving of that series. Will you be carrying over any of the references or things people might love from the series into this game or will this be a completely new experience with no mention of the Metroid Prime games?

KT: So the core game system itself is pretty much a brand new thing. I’d like to clarify it. So you can play as a solo player or up to four players. Each player will be given a mech with all the same base specs. It is then up to them to pick a load-out before they go on to a mission. You’d be able to choose items such as missiles or repairs or other things like that. However, the player would also have to consider that there’s a weight limit to the mech. The super missile is something that’s very powerful but because it’s so heavy, you’ll only be able to carry one or two at most at a time. As opposed to that, a repair capsule is pretty light so you’ll be able to carry multiples. So depending on how the player feels, they might choose to bring a powerful weapon like a super missile or some other people might choose to be more like a healer type to bring in repair capsules. So the load-outs will basically give players the choice to choose what type of character they will be in that mission.

CG: What is your hope for fans when they first hear this title? What are you expecting the fan reaction to be when they first see Blast Ball and Federation Force?

KT: First off, he had in mind that he expected that people would sort of act in a negative way when they find out that Samus was not an actual player. What he sees happening is that once the players can actually have hands-on experience with the actual game, they’ll be able to understand and experience for themselves how the game actually feels and that the Metroid Prime universe atmosphere is there, and the music that is used in the game is also heavily related to the Prime series of course so while people would at first say, “oh this isn’t what I expected,” they’ll definitely understand the different perspective that we’re taking here and it’ll certainly make a difference once you get some experience with the game.

Source: CGMagOnline


  • Wanderlei

    I felt bad for the guys making this game, coping all this hate must have been really disheartening.

  • chris

    With as little as we actually know about the Metroid universe as a whole, I’m genuinely optimistic this will bring something new. Just hate the design of the characters, but whatevs

  • Kris Godwin

    I can’t wait to play this game.

    If you’re one of those Metroid crybabies; I’ve got some sad news for you - no-one gives a crap what you think. After your embarrassing actions, you don’t deserve to have an opinion anymore.

    It’s great that Nintendo believe that the Metroid universe can expand beyond Samus. In a way, it reminds me of Halo - with all the books, movies and such, Microsoft has shown that the series can be just as great without Master Chief present all the time.

    Of course, Samus will always be the heart and soul of Metroid (like Chief for Halo), but it’s great to branch out a bit and experiment with new characters and settings. They were already alluding to it with Hunters, Corruption and Other M - and I always wanted to play as Federation Troopers (after that cutscene in Prime 2).

  • Kris Godwin

    I can’t wait to play this game.

    If you’re one of those Metroid crybabies; I’ve got some sad news for you - no-one gives a crap what you think. After your embarrassing actions, you don’t deserve to have an opinion anymore.

    It’s great that Nintendo believe that the Metroid universe can expand beyond Samus. In a way, it reminds me of Halo - with all the books, movies and such, Microsoft has shown that the series can be just as great without Master Chief present all the time.

    Of course, Samus will always be the heart and soul of Metroid (like Chief for Halo), but it’s great to branch out a bit and experiment with new characters and settings. They were already alluding to it with Hunters, Corruption and Other M - and I always wanted to play as Federation Troopers (after that cutscene in Prime 2).

  • Hardin Twentyfive

    Don’t worry, Tanabe, if the fanbase has to wait two or three more years, they’ll suffer until then
    Or they can stop being children and play this game to hold them over.

  • JaxonH

    I’m not going to lie. I was extremely disappointed we didn’t get a new Metroid for Wii U, or 3DS for that matter. I was expecting both based off Nintendo’s comments last year.

    But I’m not going to hold that against this game. There’s no possible way this will ever live up to a mainline series entry, but, very few games do. This looks like a genuinely fun game for what it is and I’ll be buying it day one.

  • isimi taiwo

    This is very childish… Am talking to metroid fans out there. Wait for the game to come out,there is nothing wrong with spinoffs and its been said its gonna take time before an actual metroid game would be released.. Jeezzz take a chill pill people

  • KnightWonder

    This guy doesn’t understand how immature the Metroid fanbase can be.

    • Ray01X

      Bless this man for still having faith in that toxic fanbase.

  • wyster7

    I’m gonna support this game.