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Metroid Prime 3 delayed

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by Rob Rymond, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Rob Rymond

    Rob Rymond WiiChat Member

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    [xfloat=left]http://www.wiichat.com/robry/metroid.jpg[/xfloat]Hidden in a sneaky footnote at the end of a press release for Zelda Phantom Hourglass we were sent this afternoon by Nintendo of America, was an indication that Metroid Prime 3 had been delayed.

    Back in May Nintendo announced a launch date of August 20th for the title, however the information contained in todays press release stated it will now launch on the 27th August. For those unable to count on fingers, that is 7 days or 1 week.

    So not particulary a damaging announcement but one which NOA didn't announce or have even commented on. A European release is still to be confirmed, but expect it by Christmas we'd assume.
     
  2. WiiBad

    WiiBad Member of Wiichat

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    No!!!!!!!!!Thanks for the info though.
     
  3. FR.

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    Only 1 week that's not too bad it could have been much worse.
     
  4. Fire Flower

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    Why was this delayed?
     
  5. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Dunno,
    I hope they get Online. I don't care what the Boxart says I want online!
     
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    No one knows why it was delayed. I have an odd feeling that it had something to do with madden 08 though. Madden was scheduled to come out just six days before the previous release date of Aug. 20, and Nintendo figured delaying it a week may help sales. That's just a theory though.
    But either way, it's not a big deal, it's just a week...
     
  7. compodude

    compodude keep it compo

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    they keep delaying it, its so frustrating
     
  8. zeon9881

    zeon9881 Slowly drifting away

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    i dont care wither way cause i still have to finish metroid prime and then go get metroid prime 2
     
  9. compodude

    compodude keep it compo

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    thats a good point
     
  10. wiiman14

    wiiman14 Hello-Moto/Go Leafs Go!!!

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    Dude it 1 week,
    Who cares?
     
  11. compodude

    compodude keep it compo

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    well, metroid 3 has been delayed alot though
     
  12. Revan

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    That stinks for some people who wanted to get it before school started again.

    E3: We have delayed it until December to concide with the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and to add Online Compatibility.

    December: We don't want it to affect sales of Brawl so we have delayed it until December 2008.

    December 2008: We have decided to only put it on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 instead. Look for it in December 2009.

    December 2009: Here you go, we have also decided to make a NES version that will be unavailable on the VC.
     
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  13. Warrior

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    any news on a European release?
     
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    My Metroid Prime is still on order, should get it this week (never got into the Prime series, but am stoked now)--but still! Oh well, there is plenty to tide me over.
     
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    Even if it's only 1 week it's pretty lame they keep delaying games. Don't make official release date assure they're true if your not sure... I'd rather have a tba release then keep making dates and breaking them.
     
  16. Sovieto

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    i think i know why it was delayed
    Bioshock on the xbox 360 is being released on august 21st
    so metriod would come out "ohhh ahh metriod" then bioshock comes out, then everyone starts looking at bioshock
    it dosent want to be under bioshocks umbrella

    also, earlier in august powerhouses Stranglehold and Lair will be released, the further it can get away from those the better
     
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    Indeed!
     
  18. zachp18

    zachp18 me two game systems below

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    JEEZ! When I read the title I my heart stopped. I thought it was going to be delayed untill 08 or somin. One week isnt that bad though.
     
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    im glad it's delayed, it just gives me another week to save my lunch money!!


    i cant wait for bioshock, it's gonna be sweet!
     
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    actually its not, its 274. if they still don't have online i promise to sell my wii.
     

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