Metroid Prime is receiving a fan-made 2D remake called Prime 2D
Retro Studios’ GameCube classic, Metroid Prime, is receiving a fan-made 2D remake called Prime 2D. The exertion, which has been going since 2004 and called Prime 2D, is being driven by a group called Team SCU. While screenshots of the game went up as a part of an April Fools’ Day joke, the demo is fact real, concurring a forum post by the creators.
The remake is the consequence of many years of love. In 2017, the team behind Metroid Prime 2D shared, “While public progress has appeared stagnant for the last 5 years, there has actually been a tremendous amount of foundational work being done in private.” Now, those after at last will see exactly what the group has been doing.
Metroid Prime is to a great extent remembered by fans for how it translated of a 2D franchise into a 3D first-person shooter. Prime 2D will attempt the inverse, remaking the GameCube shooter from the ground up as a sidescroller, as indicated by a post from the developers. Rather than recreating it totally, the team is “focused on taking the core concepts, translating those, and then implementing them in a logical 2D solution.”
For what they have seen, the demo looks breathtaking. It sports meticulously point by point pixel art alongside reimagined chiptune-esque musical themes based on the original score from Metroid Prime. It additionally brings back features from the first game like the Scan Visor — which analyzes the climate and shows players a wide range of world-building details — in another 2D interpretation.
Metroid fans have for quite some time been clamoring for a new release, official or something else, without any result. In 2017, Nintendo reported Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch. Yet, Nintendo postponed the game in mid 2019, when development progress on the game didn’t arrive at Nintendo’s standards for a Metroid sequel.
With respect to the fan-made releases like this one, the future doesn’t look so splendid. Fans released AM2R: Another Metroid 2 Remake, a remake of Metroid 2: Return of Samus, in 2017. In any case, simply a day later, lawyers for Nintendo filed a copyright claim and effectively shut AM2R down.
So while there are a lot of individuals energized for Prime 2D (more than 14,000 individuals have download it as of now), it probably won’t be long until project is shut down.