Reggie on Mother 3, New Metroid Game: Talk to Me in a Year and Let’s See What Happened

Reggie Fils-Aime offered some pretty strong words of encouragement to anyone wondering about Mother 3 and a new Metroid game. While doing his typical PR spin answer of “we have nothing to announce right now” was ever present, he went into far more detail than one would expect, talking about how they pay a lot of attention to the fan base’s desires:

“Oh, so earlier today I got asked about Mother 3; maybe you can ask me about Metroid. Look, again, I am proud as an executive with Nintendo to say that we look at all of the boards and all of the comments and we really have a good understanding of what our consumers want. And believe me, we take that to heart as we work to create content. So I have nothing to announce–here. But we are aware that there are some key IP that consumers just can’t wait for the next true installment in that franchise’s legacy. Suffice it to say, we’re aware of it, and talk to me in a year and let’s look back and see what’s happened.”

“Switch needs a regular cadence of critical launches to drive the install base and keep the consumer base engaged.”

This is according to our friends at Nintendo Everything, who didn’t specify where or who he said this too, but is indeed an outlet we trust.

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

A veteran in the video game media sphere, Nathanial co-founded Gamnesia, founded, ran the news the segment on the Zelda Universe Podcast, found and ran Zelda Domain from 1998 to 2006, and built Zelda Informer as the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2017. He now owns and operates Nintendo Prime. You can follow him on twitter @NateJanc, otherwise just stay tuned at Nintendo Prime for more of his work.

  • redjarman

    “talk to me in a year”
    bruh we talk to you about it every year

    • asmith

      No question. I’m even getting past a point of being cordial regarding a new metroid game.

    • Brinstar_Hunter

      tell me about it, I’m done being “patient” at this point.

  • Nydhogg

    Yeah, as in “buy our console blindly as soon as it’s released without any kind of assurance that the ips u’re looking for are actually coming to it”. Wii U also needed that cadence and they simply didn’t give a shit about it… And after everything I heard related with the online service of the switch, the battery life, and that awfull gimmick… Wii had wii sports, Wii u had Nintendoland (which was probably the only good use they gave to the alternative screen but at least it was enjoyable), Switch will have 1,2 Switch, a game where u basically look at the other person’s face and try to press a button faster than him, wow such inovation…
    Then most of the games announced look dated or look like remasters like splatoon, mario kart, street fighter 2 ultra (really?). Skyrim getting released 6 years after its original release and 1 year after the remaster is asking for low sales and consequently Bethesda deducing that it is a waste developing for nintendo…
    I’m really excited about Zelda and admit Super Mario looks better than most of the games we’ve seen in the franchise in a longwhile, but the console in itself, eventhough it had a nice premise, is turning out to be a great disappointment even before getting released… and those 2 games alone (specially Zelda since it’s coming out to Wii U as well) are not enough to sell that console, and waiting on a vague promise that within 1 year there might be other anouncements, specially after the lack of support for the Wii U on nintendo’s behalf is too much to ask… and this is coming from someone who owned a gameboy, a 3ds, a new 3ds, a nintendo 64, a gamecube, a wii and a wii u…

    • Alexthechill

      Maybe you dont like gimmicks that Nintendo did with the Wii and the Wii U, but theses consoles are still good, especially the Wii U. You will be happy this time because the gimmicks on the Switch are not forced to you so you can have the choice to choose other controllers instead. Honestly I very liked the Wii and the Wii U gimmicks when the games utilize theses very well. For me Skyward Sword had the best Zelda controls in all of the series. Metroid Prime is so much better with the wiimote to aim than the Gamecube version in my opinion and it seems that Pikmin 1 and 2 was meant to be played with the wiimote all along. Thoses 2 consoles had great games on it and really underrated. For me the bad point about the Switch is I find the price a little too high (especially that I live in Quebec, Canada which the price here is 460$. For me I like the road Nintendo are taking which is trying to be innovative instead to be a clone like PS4 or Xbox One. I would admit the wiimotes were not perfect and neither the Gamepad on the Wii U, but I still had very good experiences on them that I will never forget. I’m really curious about their new IP Arms and hope I will enjoy the HD vibrations on the joycons and bring a new experience for gaming. I like new things and advancement. If I dont want to play with the joycons I can simply use a normal controller to play a normal game on it. Honestly I dont see why theres complaints about that if you have the OPTION to choose your control type this time. And I will conclude that comparing to the Wii U which I’ve waited like 1 1/2 years to be able to have games on it, Nintendo annouced that theres 80+ in development at the moment, which is a little bit rassuring comparing to what happened with the Wii U.

  • Brinstar_Hunter

    Hey reggie, talk to me in a year when you don’t release a mario or zelda game, then we can talk.

  • Before I get too into the switch, I need to know if DLC purchases are tied into your account or into the console like the Wii U.

  • Darkwraith Turk

    no f-zero no love