It looks like Dino Crisis is finally making its way to modern consoles. Just... not quite in the way we might have wanted it to. Fans of Capcom's other survival horror franchise have been desperate to see it return for a long old time. The last game in the series, the vaguely underwhelming Dino Crisis 3, was released back in 2003! And I thought I had it bad as a Metroid fan.
Metroid Prime 4 is officially on the way, even if it's been very quiet on the news front for quite some time now. Originally announced back in 2017 with a very short teaser trailer that confirmed it was happening, we later learned that the project was being scrapped and restarted in 2019. Now Retro Studios is at the helm, but we've yet to learn or see much of the next adventure starring Samus since. The last little bit of news came by way of a job listings, which once again brought the project back to the forefront of our minds.
Metroid Prime’s original live-action commercial, which first debuted twenty years ago, has been upgraded to 4K resolution. It may not give us any more insight into Metroid Prime 4, but it's an interesting piece of gaming history. The trailer is an odd mix of live-action and in-game footage, which cuts back and forth between an actor dressed in Samus’s classic power suit and the first-person perspective of the video game. It follows the actor as they navigate the corridors of Tallon IV, and replicates many of the features and mechanics of the game.
Metroid 64 is one of the great mysteries of the N64 era. Beyond a few screenshots, nothing came of what would've been the first 3D Metroid game, though in hindsight perhaps it was for the best: the series had a triumphant return on GameCube with the excellent Metroid Prime, and all was well. Last week, however, Kotaku discovered that indie developer Luto Akino isn't ready to put the Metroid 64 dream to bed, and is building his own Metroid game in the tech, style and design that an N64 version might have had.