One noteworthy aspect of Nintendo is how secretive they are and how protective they are of their IPs. Information regarding announcements from new Mario games to upcoming Smash Bros fighters are kept under tight security. The Metroid series is no exception to this, with a plethora of development mysteries still waiting to be discovered. Development of games like Metroid Prime has amassed a fair amount of coverage over the years but there’s still so much about the Metroid series and its history behind the scenes that has been unknown to the public at large. As it happens you’re in for a special treat today since DidYouKnowGaming? has released a new video going over several fascinating revelations in their newest video.
DidYouKnowGaming? opens up with a Metroid game that had gone undiscovered until now, a Metroid Prime styled tactics game with gameplay similar to X-Com. This Metroid Tactics was pitch internally at Retro by Paul Tozour, a boss and A.I. design for Metroid Prime 2 and 3, in late 2007 which is essentially right after Metroid Prime 3 finished production. The game involved the player character controlling Samus, Federation Troopers and even Bounty Hunters that can be hired in order to fight against the Space Pirates. The second game was something called Project Valkyrie that was worked on over a seven year period by Next Level Games, the creators of Luigi’s Mansion 2 and 3. Originally intended as a PVP game for the 3DS, Project Valkyrie had a long and interesting history that even has connections to modern day. The last game covered is one most Metroid fans would love to hear more about, Metroid 64. DidYouKnowGaming has scoured all over, check every lead possible to uncover what they can about this now legendary title in the Metroid community. The biggest question regarding Metroid 64 is that Nintendo at one point asked another developer to make the game, where this unnamed developer inevitably declined citing that they couldn’t make a game on the level of Super Metroid. For the longest time the identity of this developer remains a mystery, however DidYouKnowGaming has gone all over trying to put this mystery to bed. What did they uncover? You’re gonna have to watch their newest video to find out.
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Griffen Olney is a Website Reporter for Omega Metroid. You may know him as TheAccursedHunter01.