The Nintendo of America exec Reggie Fils-Aime says that Metroid Prime Federation Force is necessary to reinvent the franchise and propel it forward.
Reggie also admitted to the games negative reaction from fans.
“What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren’t expecting,” he said. “The reaction has been negative. There’s no sugar coating it.” He says. He also states that people who play the demo had a different opinion than the people who just saw the video, “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 [ Federation Force ], they’ve come across really pleased. My ask is that fans trust us.”
Reggie explains that games like Metroid Prime Federation Force and The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes are needed in order to keep the franchises alive and healthy.
“We believe that in order to propel the franchises forward, we have to be the ones to constantly challenge the paradigms, challenge the conventional wisdom, challenge what we thought was the essence of the particular franchise, and a particular form of gameplay.”