Thousands of Nintendo fans have banded together in an effort to have Nintendo cancel development of Metroid Prime: Federation Force on Nintendo 3DS.
Livid fans lashed out on Tuesday after Nintendo revealed Metroid Prime: Federation Force, the newest title in the Metroid series, during the Nintendo Digital Event. Fans caught an early glimpse of the game on Sunday during the Nintendo World Championships 2015, but many didn’t realize it was a new Metroid entry in disguise.
One fan created a petition to have Nintendo cancel the game. The petition asks for 15,000 supporters. At the time of this writing, 12,225 Nintendo fans have inked in their digital signatures in favor of canceling the game.
If the petition amasses 15,000 supporters, the petition’s letter will be sent to Nintendo for them to see.
That’s not the only place fans have expressed their negative feelings, either. The official Metroid Prime: Federation Force E3 2015 launch trailer on Nintendo’s YouTube channel displays fans’ distaste; the video currently has 486,000 views with 4,500 likes and nearly 45,000 dislikes.
While many Metroid fans didn’t receive the game they’d hoped for, Metroid Prime series director Kensuke Tanabe said yesterday that he wants to make a sequel to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. In fact, he further revealed that if he makes one, it will likely be released on Nintendo NX instead of Wii U.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force is scheduled to launch in 2016.
Do you agree with fans petitioning Nintendo to cancel the newest, portable title in the Metroid series?