KingBroly wrote:gtt wrote:KingBroly wrote:Just stating my opinion here:
If there isn't a Metroid game announced next week, for either 3DS or Wii U, there probably won't be one for a long time. And by long time, I mean Kid Icarus long time.
Even though, when you look around, there's an artificial demand for one.
I unfortunately agree. I see nintendo moving to a strategy of not doing anything they don't think will sell 20M+ units over system life.
NSMB2 is the probably the first game made with that thinking. cheap to make, will sell buckets.
My opinion is not from a financial point of view. If Nintendo went by your way of thinking, they'd only make Mario and Pokemon games. I mean from a creative direction point of view. I've started thinking about it since that Crossover was rumored. The way how I've thought about it, as well as reading others opinions leads me to believe that, at least 1 of those franchises (Star Fox and/or Metroid) is in dire straights at the moment.
Also, I was thinking like...14 more years until another Metroid game, if one isn't announced soon.
I think if they have another year like last year, the shareholders won't have patience for anything else but very profitable titles. Finance dictates to creative. The best selling metroid game has sold less than 3m copies ever. the best selling star fox game has sold just over 4. Their recent performance is why they have been left by the wayside, I think if the most recent entries in those series had done good numbers, there would be no question about their next entries.
If they do have a xover(and how terrible would that game be), and it doesn't do gangbusters, I'd not expect to see another metroid or star fox game for at least a decade.