Jul 7th, 2012 publishUpdated   Jul 22nd, 2012, 8:52 pm

Metroid Wii U
A Metroid Wii U game could be fantastic, according to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto. And he’s certainly not the only person in the world who believes that. Speaking to IGN, Miyamoto commented on a possible Metroid game for the Wii U, and what the new GamePad controller could bring to the series. However, the legendary Nintendo game designer didn’t comment on whether the Metroid game was in development or not.

“With Metroid it’s very easy to imagine some interesting implementation for Wii U”, he said, adding, “I feel like the possibilities of the GamePad for Metroid could be really fantastic”. A Metroid Wii U title isn’t the only one Miyamoto is excited about. Personally, the franchise he wants most on the Wii U is apparently Star Fox.

Over the past few months, it’s been rumored that Nintendo-owned developer Retro Studios is either working on a Metroid Wii U game, or a Star Fox game for the same system. Nintendo isn’t commenting on what’s going on at Retro, despite recent rumors of some turmoil at the studio. Last month, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime assured gamers that Retro is “hard at work” on an unspecified Wii U title. There’s a good chance that whatever they’re working on, it’s either a Metroid or Star Fox game for the Wii U.

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  • Swic11

    I read an article about is on IGN yesterday. I think it’s great that it came up, this way we know they are thinking about it.

  • oaasfdas

    if you got developer TEAM NINJA and NINTENDO making Metroid like they did with the first one on the Wii Metroid Other M, it will be dope that’s fasure !!!

    • tenebrae

      i loved other m

      • Lazara the Last

        Me too, i loved it!

  • Wii Uoops!

    This is good! Nintendo is starting to focus more on their more minor franchises, like Pikmin and now Metroid, and possibly Star Fox. When was the last Star Fox game, anyway?

    • Parker

      Metroid is not a minor franchise, nintendo minor franchises are wave race, 1080, the excite series and others.

      • belac

        its actually debatable wether it is or not but i do know it is not one of the best sellers of nintendo the last one barly made 1 million sales

  • Garzard

    Please don’t ruin the game with gimmicky controls for the game pad. Just put the map and inventory on it and I’ll be fine.

    • Ryu

      In my opinion, it will be a good idea seeing the map on the gamepad than pausing the game to look at the map.

  • booss

    “Do a barrel roll”

    • nintendon’t

      Use the boost!

      • Mr.Chimera573

        “Fox, there’s an enemy behind me!”

      • Nintendude

        Try a sumersault.

        • DTZ

          All aircraft report.

  • Mike

    Isn’t every Metroid game fantastic? (Yes, even Other M, the gameplay was awesome, the story was just a little bit whiny.)

    • Parker

      I dont know why people say “even Other M”
      Metroid Other M was as good as the prime series just different,

      • Thiago Fernandes

        prime series was the worst of metroid saga… Metroid, Super Metroid, Return of Samus and Metroid Fusion that is the better games of metroid saga…

        sry bad english T_T

        • NiNtEnDoLoVeR

          I love all Metroid. the MP trilogy is more=to scan to win! JK but we have all different opinion. I love them all but only the prime trilogy (and hunter) I don’t like much. LOVE 2-D Metroid

        • Ryan

          I agree that the prime series wasn’t as good as the main series in my opinion, but the way you wrote your comment suggested that you think they are very bad. While I assume you didn’t mean that because Metroid Prime was a great game, you should have said “The prime series was good but not as good as the main series”.

  • wiiudeath@gmail.com

    my dad died playing wii u

    • olimar

      …? reeeaaally?

    • James

      You shouldn’t joke about things like that. Idiot.

      • P4temperance

        is ur dad from the future? i don’t think so!

        • puzzler

          dumb-ass how can you joke about that do care about you father at all

    • nintendon’t

      I’m telling your dad about this!!!

    • Mr.Chimera573

      Well, since you must have a time machine, why don’t you go back (or would it be forward O.o) in time and stop him from buying one?

      • LazerK

        That would cause a paradox.Say he manages to keep him from dying,so in the future he’s still alive.So there would be no reason to go to the past to save him
        If you’ve ever heard of the grandpa paradox,this would be somewhat the same situation

  • trainerblk

    Sound great just can’t wait to play it i kinda get the feeling he’give us a spoliers im pretty sure these games are in the making as we speak.

  • Joyous Killer

    As much As I want to see a new Metroid Game, Im DYING to see A new Starfox game! It be cool using the Gamepad as the Arwings cockpit and landmaster ect. And hopefully there is even multiplayer simmilar to Assault, but making it online with lots of players and features! Cant wait!!!! By the way, did anyone else notice the xbox and ps3 adds? Kinda cheesy+_+

    • JL

      Agreed, Assault’s multiplayer was fantastic! My only complaint was that a few of the maps were a bit large for just 4 players, so online play would be brilliant.

  • joe

    Shenmue on the WiiU would be fantastic….On the Wii it would have done well also….

  • Death

    Not could…..
    It WILL be good! XD
    Silly Nintendo.

  • brandon

    I would like to c some more third party support besides games I’ve played and not from ubisoft or a sportsgame.

  • AwayToHit

    Starfox and F-Zero on Wii U!!! PLEASE NINTENDO make it happen!!!! 😀

  • Your mom

    Of course something called hd graphics.

  • Your moms mum

    More than any orther game, i want fallout 4. the gamepad could be a pipboy

  • Maverick-Hunter

    Finally a real first person shooter

  • LazerK

    Metroid on the Wii U….F*ck yes

  • oh nooo!!

    My earphone jack broke on my tv now i got no sound 🙁

  • oh nooo!!

    Hmn just thought if i had wii u i could play on the tablet

    • Herox95

      Yes, that’s true. I suppose they will allow you to play from your Wii U GamePad. 😀

  • Bosmur

    I love the Metriod Prime series, I’m only 15 so I can’t comment on the others because I haven’t played them.
    Star fox was a good game but metriod prime was a lot better