Yesterday, Nintendo announced a brand new Metroid title called Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The announcement has spawned a bunch of questions in the fanbase due to the game being much different than what was expected. Fortunately, the head of the Metroid Prime series’ development, Kensuke Tanabe, sat down with Engadget to answer some questions. After a question regarding why the game is coming to the Nintendo 3DS instead of the Wii U, Tanabe mentioned that a Wii U version was actually considered at one point.
Engadget: A lot of fans may have been hoping for a Wii U version. Why did it come to the 3DS?
Kensuke Tanabe: The idea to develop a new Metroid Prime title came along with the New 3DS, with controls suited to the title. Ideally, the plan was for the game to arrive alongside the hardware, but, well, it’s a little late! If I’m honest, we did look into a Wii U version. However, we had to consider the resources it would take, what teams to devote for a Wii U game.
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