Nintendo’s President addressed fan disappointment with Metroid Prime: Federation Force, asks fans to “trust us.”
Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the backlash against Metroid Prime: Federation Force with Mashable, saying the company needs to reinvent franchises in order to keep them moving forward.
“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. But we’re giving them new things to enjoy,” Fils-Amie said.
Fils-Aime acknowledged that fans were disappointed not to see a traditional Metroid Prime game, but that the company believed it had to focus on reinventing older franchises in order to keep them from becoming stale. He also indicates that those who are disappointed with the title may feel differently after actually playing it.
“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,” Fils-Aime said. “This is an example where fans who aren’t able to get their hands on the game may be at a bit of a competitive disadvantage. Everyone who has played what we are showing regarding Metroid Prime, they’ve come across really pleased. My ask is that fans trust us.”
Metroid Prime: Federation Force is scheduled for release in 2016.