Metroid Prime Hunters designer wants to see the Nintendo DS game remade
One of the designers behind Metroid Prime Hunters talks about his desire to see the original Nintendo DS title remade with modern visuals and controls.
One of the first Nintendo DS games (a demo even came with the console at launch) was a spin-off of the Metroid Prime series: Metroid Prime Hunters. The game tasked Samus Aran with hunting down specific bounty hunters throughout the galaxy and even had online multiplayer to boot. Rather than being developed by Retro Studios, Nintendo Software Technology took the reins and the game was directed by Masamichi Abe, who also directed pikmine and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis Work Again. And now one of its designers has expressed a desire to see Metroid Prime Hunters finally getting a remake.
Speaking to Kiwi Talkz about his time working on the game, Richard Vorodi explained that while he believed Metroid Prime Hunters is perfect as is, if fans wanted to see a bad enough remake, it would be all for it. Vorodi says seeing all of the fighters in full resolution and the little details that could be added to each character’s design would be exciting to see. Claiming that the FPS genre has seen the strongest growth of any genre in the industry in the 16 years since the title’s debut, Vorodi says it would be nothing short of amazing to see how Metroid Prime Hunters would play today.
Elsewhere in the interview, Vorodi talks about the process of developing a metroid game, claiming that Nintendo has a “metroid Bible” that he gives to every development team working on any metroid game, regardless of main title or spin-off. Some bounty hunter names even had to be changed during development on Metroid Prime Hunters as it turned out that a few were already registered trademarks. Vorodi also explained that the hunter Weavel was inspired by the painful experience of being bitten by a weevil insect as a child.
While the odds of a Metroid Prime Hunters remake are admittedly quite weak, rumors of a remake of the original Metroid Prime have been swirling lately, as have rumors that Nintendo was sitting on a finished remaster of the Metroid Prime Trilogy for years now. Metroid Prime 4 is also in development, so it’s likely that Nintendo will wait to release the trilogy closer to the release of the next one. First Entrance.
However, an additional remaster of Metroid Prime Hunters wouldn’t be bothered. Now that Metroid Dread brought the series back to the forefront of the gaming industry, there’s no better time than now to release it.
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