Nintendo’s Fils-Aime: There’s “no sugar coating” fan reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force


Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime knows fans aren’t exactly crazy about Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

The game is Metroid-but-not, set in the franchise’s world, yet having nothing to do with video game icon Samus. As such, logn-time fans aren’t happy.

Fils-Aime acknowledged that fan reaction.

“What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren’t expecting,” Fils-Aime said to Mashable. “The reaction has been negative. There’s no sugar coating it.

“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.”

Fils-Aime said there was a method to Nintendo’s madness.

“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,” he asserted.

We checked out Metroid Prime: Federation Force‘s Blast Ball at E3, so check back soon for our thoughts.