Metroid Hunters delayed to '06 Q1

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  1. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Nooooooo! This can't be happening. This is the game that I bought the Nintendo DS for two months ago and it had been delayed twice before.

    On the other hand, the new delay could have happened because Metroid Hunters may be going online! For this feature I am prepared to wait as long as it takes but unfortunately there is no confirmation yet. One can only hope.
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Yep, i strongly believe this to get Hunters online. my guess is more maps too, maybe a map creator? or would that be up to the Revolution...
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Yeah it's good as long as we get online capabilities and some more maps :). But please don't make us wait forever Nintendo - down under here we have to wait even longer than the US for Nintendogs, Animal crossing, and it'll probably be mid-year before we get Metroid now :(.

    I really want a game to take on holidays with me next week but I'm kinda stuck for choice at the moment.
     
  4. debroglie macrumors 6502a

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    Bummer...

    I had told myself that I have to wait until this game comes out to buy a DS so that I can save some money... I don't know if I'll be able to do that now!


    Nintendo and your dang delays.... grrrrrr....



    Oh wait, this is an Apple board... nothing out of the ordinary then ;)

    :rolleyes:
     
  5. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    NOOOOOO!

    Oh well, if it's '06 then its VERY likely it will be online then.
     
  6. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Updated release dates:

    Aug. 22: Advance Wars: Dual Strike from Nintendo
    Aug. 22: Nintendogs from Nintendo
    Aug. 23: Pac n' Roll from Namco
    August: Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour from Konami
    Sept. 19: Tak: The Great Juju Challenge from THQ
    Sept. 26: Trace Memory from Nintendo
    September: Lunar Dragon Song from Ubisoft
    September: Ultimate Spider-Man from Activision
    Oct. 17: Scooby-Doo! Unmasked from THQ
    Oct. 24: Metroid Prime Pinball from Nintendo
    Oct. 24: Real Time Conflict: Shogun Empires from Namco
    October: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects from Electronic Arts
    October: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from Capcom
    October: Texas Hold 'Em from Majesco
    October: Trauma Center: Under the Knife from Atlus
    Nov. 1: SeaWorld: Shamu's Big Adventure from Activision
    Nov. 1: The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer from THQ
    Nov. 7: SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger from THQ
    Nov. 9: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Electronic Arts
    Nov. 14: Mario Kart DS from Nintendo
    Nov. 28: Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time from Nintendo
    November: Disney's Kim Possible: Kimmunicator from Buena Vista Games
    November: Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 from Atari
    November: King Kong from Ubisoft
    November: Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team from Capcom
    November: Need for Speed: Most Wanted from Electronic Arts
    November: Pac-Man World 3 from Namco
    November: SBK: Snowboard Kids DS from Atlus
    November: Sonic Rush from Sega
    November: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe from Buena Vista Games
    November: Viewtiful Joe Double Trouble from Capcom
    Dec. 5: Animal Crossing from Nintendo
    December: Golden Nugget Casino from Majesco
    December: Ultimate Card Games from Telegames
    Fall: ATV: Quad Frenzy from Majesco
    Fall: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow from Konami
    Fall: Dig Dug Digging Strike from Namco
    Fall: Dragon Booster from Konami
    Fall: Frogger: Helmet Chaos from Konami
    Fall: Shrek SuperSlam from Activision
    Fall: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare from Konami
    Fall: The Sims 2 from Electronic Arts
    Fall: Tony Hawk (working title) from Activision
    Fall: Zoo Tycoon from THQ
    Q4: Blades of Thunder 2 from Summitsoft
    Q4: Mini RC Rally from Summitsoft
    Q4: Texas Hold 'Em Poker Pack from Summitsoft
    January: Age of Empires: The Age of Kings from Majesco
    January: Bust-A-Move from Majesco
    January: Guilty Gear Dust Strikers from Majesco
    Q1 2006: Dynasty Warriors (working title) from Koei
    Q1 2006: Metroid Prime Hunters from Nintendo
    Q1 2006: Ultimate Brain Games from Telegames
    Early 2006: Nicktoons Unite! from THQ





    I'm torn on whether to get Advance Wars, and I am too embarrassed to get Nintendogs but am seeing sooooo many positive reviews...but it's a girly game! :( lol



    MegaMan Battle Network DS, Viewtiful Joe, Mario & Luigi 2, Tony Hawk (I want any DS online game I can get), Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, Age of Empires, and Metroid Prime Hunters are all games I want to get.
     
  7. debroglie macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for that... I just remembered the how amazing the lineup still is even without metroid. Looks like I'll be making quite a few purchases come November.
     
  8. kuyu macrumors 6502a

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    Online multiplayer deathmatch. Good call Nintendo.
     
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    I'm worried about Nintendo. Apparently, they can't stick to their deadlines, and the only explanation they ever give is "we want to add more levels, etc."

    At some point, you have to SHIP the product. What a dissapointment. I'm so tired of waiting. :(

    1st Party DS Games I own:

    Super Mario 64... :)
    Kirby Canvas Course... :)
    WarioWare Touched!... :)
    Yoshi Touch & Go... :(
    Pokemon Dash... :(

    Where is my...?

    New Super Mario Bros
    Animal Crossing DS
    Mario Kart DS
    Elektroplankton
    Mario & Luigi 2
    Metroid Prime Hunters

    Hopefully, Nintendo will make up for the lack of progress in 2006.
     
  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Metroid Prime Pinball? WTF?! :confused:
    I thought the (insert character name here) pinball craze died years ago...
     
  12. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816

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    I regret buying my DS. I've enjoyed Mario and the new James Bond game, but other than that I don't see any games out, or coming out in the immediate future that will make me want to continue spending money on this handheld.

    I'm sure this Metroid game will be awesome...but what is it with Nintendo? They release a new gaming system with the crapiest games imaginable and keep pushing back the release dates for the ones everyone is waiting for.

    And why is Nintendo making all these damned 2D games for the DS? If I wanted to keep playing 2D games I would have just bought a GameBoy Advance SP. I purchased the DS to get a new expierence out of handheld gaming--play some of the old Nintendo 64 games while traveling, ect. But, all I am getting out of this new gaming system is a let down.
     
  13. debroglie macrumors 6502a

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    I think that metroid pinball actually sounds cool... I don't care if the craze died out, or if there ever was a crazy. What is interesting is that this game will come with a rumble pack for the DS.


    Unrelated, anyone know when the new Super Mario Bros is supposed to come out? The preview movies have me drooling.
     
  14. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    ya, I've been a bit disappointed with the DS line up, which is why I have't bought one yet. Once the online games start to come out I think it will look up for the system. It also took a couple years for Nintendo to start porting older games to the GBA, so maybe next year we will start to see some of the better N64 games for the DS. I'd buy the DS for the N64 Zeldas, especially if they were either released as a single cart or for a good price.

    Of course, I will probably buy the Revolution and will be able to get all those N64 games anyways... so maybe that has something to do with it?
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'd Hardly call Super Mario 64 one of the crappiest games ever.

    Just because the DS has a 3D chip doesn't necessarily mean it should do 3D only. 2D games sell like hot cakes. the world dominance of the GBA is testament to that. it just means now they can add much more detailed effects, more colours, more buttons, internet abilities. why should 2D be left to die when it hasnt reach its full potential yet (to play an MMORPG Zelda... :D)
     
  16. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Stop being a troll, crachoar.
     
  17. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816

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    Reread the second sentence in my other post. I said I enjoyed Mario and the new James Bond game. I never called Mario one of the crappiest games ever.


    And as for the 2D games...well, I for one have had quite enough of them. The majority of them don't interest me...simply because they are bland sequels to true classic games that came out over a decade ago and really offer no new gaming expierences. As far as I am concerned the best 2D games stopped coming out after the Super Nintendo reached the end of its life.

    Now don't get me wrong...2D games are fun and I don't need to be playing in a 3D setting to enjoy a game. However, as of late I just want something new! I still have my original Nintendo and Super Nintendo for when I want to play all the true classic 2D games.


    I'm just sick of paying for the same type of thing over and over again. The whole concept behind the DS is extremely original...however, the games so far and the games set to be released within the next year all seem to be the same boring and repetitive little children's games that started popping up on the N64 towards the end of its life.
     
  18. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    I don't see how any of the games I'm looking forward to this year (MegaMan Battle Network DS, Viewtiful Joe, Mario & Luigi 2, Tony Hawk (I want any DS online game I can get), Mario Kart, Advance Wars and Animal Crossing) are "repetative child's games".
     
  19. crachoar macrumors 6502a

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    Stop being a fanboy, GFLPraxis.


    Honestly, what more can you do, besides laugh?

    This reminds me of the dreadful first year of the N64...
     
  20. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    But to be fair you can't level this at Nintendo. IMHO they've got a fantastic system that is going to take a little while to get the leverage it deserves. It should come as no surprise. It sucks but it happens time and time again from all games manufacturers on all platforms. We're gimps for repeatedly swallowing release dates without skepticism.

    The lack of evolution of games is something that you have to blame on the whole industry. Nintendo have actually included new things with the DS such as the touch screen and the microphone to control games. That is an innovation that works brilliantly and is a lot of fun. What have the competition done?

    If people keep on buying 2D games then the companies will continue to make 2D games. And I see nothing wrong with that. As much as I loved Mario 64 on the DS I also really appreciate the whole 2D scrollers as well. It's the new ways of interacting with the games that make it fun. Simply adding 3D!=innovative enjoyable gameplay.

    Give the DS time. This new wave of games for christmas and early next year will be awesome. The online feature itself will be a perfect reason enough to buy the games.
     
  21. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    If I went into a thread about Apple delaying a product and posted "Hahaha", I'd be flamed out of the board as a troll. Let me ask you, why do you think the same should not apply to you?
     
  22. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Wow. comparing the DS to the N64. that takes guts.

    i suppose to everyone else the DS is a massive success. or so the sales figures say. and the reviews. and the people getting excited over virtual dogs and miniaturized wars.

    the DS is far from a disaster.
     
  23. Sol thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thin line-up and graphics engines

    The launch line-up has been very thin and this has been the most disappointing thing about the Nintendo DS. The competition will have more titles but Nintendo's competition have always fought quality with quantity. At this point I am not concerned because the must-have games for the DS will be getting released in the next three months. It is too bad that Metroid Hunters is not one of them but if it goes online I for one would not complain. Until then (and beyond I imagine) Nintendogs and Mario Kart DS will keep me playing.

    As for the criticism that there are too many 2D games, what is wrong with that? There are games like first person shooters that need 3D engines but most others do not. Of course impressive images sell the game but ultimately it is the whole package of graphics, sound and gameplay that makes a game successful or not.
     
  24. crachoar macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like mac blowhards anymore than I like video game fanboys.

    That very situation happens on these forums on a daily basis. You can go around saying 'M$ M$ - DULL DULL' all you want, but the second you criticize Apple - get ready for a ban.

    Good times.

    I don't see anything wrong with my comment. I figured that this game would be delayed again, it was - I laughed.

    Such a terrible world we live in - where people are allowed to laugh in the face irony.

    The terrorsists have won...


    Yes, call me 'Guts O'Callahan'. Sing glorious songs of praise in my honor.

    Well, they both did launch with 'Mario 64'. And they both had really pathetic launches. All of the highly-anticipated titles kept getting pushed back...

    Take note - you're the one that called the N64 a disaster. I simply stated that the software release delays remind me of that first year - where the only great game anybody had to play for months, was 'Mario 64'. However, I would argue that the DS port isn't nearly as playable (sadly).

    And it's not like I'm saying the N64 was a (total) failure. I enjoyed it a lot more than the Gamecube (chalky-residue analog stick and all). It could've used some RPGs and, in general, more games. Never-the-less - it had a few gems that you just had to own the system for ('Goldeneye' especially). Whereas the Gamecube really hasn't had any (although, I loved 'Pikmin'). However, lots of people (non Gamecube owners) are getting pretty jazzed over 'Twilight Princess'. That will probably sell volumes more than 'Wind Waker' did.

    I wonder what ever happened to 'Wind Waker 2'?

    As for sales of the latest handhelds - neither of them are really flying off the shelf. Both have a limited library, etc. However, I expect that to change once the next-gen Gameboy hits the market.

    The DS is just the in-between for Nintendo. They had to release something - otherwise - the GBA would be fighting against the PSP. I guess they felt that everybody would flock to the PSP if they didn't respond with something.

    My personal opinion is - that the GBA could stand it's ground, based on RPGs alone.

    The PSP had the same problem as every other Gameboy rival faced. It was too expensive, didn't have as long of a battery life, lacked games, etc. The system was rushed, and any big-name titles that it had going for it (GT4, GTA) were pushed back - giving Nintendo all kinds of breathing room (which is why you don't see them sweating delays). The fact that it was vastly, more powerful and more acceptable for older gamers to be seen with didn't stop it from being a mediocre product.

    Really, I think both systems could've used another year to brew up an impressive launch line-up, make wireless online multiplayer standard, including web-browsing, etc.

    Sure, the DS will have it's hit games - I'm not saying it won't...

    However, that system will never reach Gameboy numbers. It's just a door-stop to hold the PSP back until they're ready with the next Gameboy.

    And it looks like I'll be waiting a few more months before that door-stop is worth picking up again.

    Hopefully, they'll have release a black version by then. I can't stand that silver paint...

    And last but not least - 2D games will forever rock all over 3D games.

    Thank you, that is all.
     
  25. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Wow. What an insightful post that failed to in ANY WAY address the issue at hand.


    Let me make it clear to you. If you go in a thread about Apple having a delay and post "Hahaha", you're being a troll. If you go in a thread about Microsoft having a delay and post "Hahaha, Windoze sux", you're a troll.

    If you go into ANY thread to make a post laughing at the frustration of others, you're a troll posting flamebait.
     

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