Reggie: “No sugar coating” negative reactions to Metroid Prime: Federation Force

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 1 July 2015 04:01 GMT

Nintendo is well aware of what you think of Metroid Prime: Federation Force

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Two Metroid spin-off games were announced at E3 2015, and fans who have been (im)patiently a classic Metroid or Metroid Prime sequel were so irritated they started campaigning to have them cancelled.

Speaking to Mashable, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime acknowledged the complaints.

“What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren’t expecting. The reaction has been negative. There’s no sugar coating it,” he said.

But Nintendo is pretty sure it knows best and doesn’t intend to back down. Fils-Aime said the company is refreshing its franchises – as opposed than pumping out clone sequels, presumably.

“We’re taking our great IP and transforming them and making them new again — making them fresh and appealing for the fan who feels they know the franchise,” he said.

“We believe that in order to propel the franchises forward, we have to be the ones to constantly challenge the paradigms, challenge the conventional wisdom, challenge what we thought was the essence of the particular franchise, and a particular form of gameplay.”

The full interview contains further details of Nintendo’s plans, including some discussion of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.

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