The Nintendo 64 has never received a Metroid series game. For many of Samus Aran’s fans this is certainly a wasted opportunity, which however two independent developers are trying to implement in order to fill this gap. And the first steps, we can admit, don’t look that bad.
Behind the project we find Luto Akino, who is an independent developer, who took advantage of Twitter to share his hypothetical version of Metroid 64. The developer has opted for a third-person view and looking at the video we really feel like we have gone back to era of the Nintendo 64. Everything was created with the popular Unity engine and even the animation seems to be very fluid. Of course, the build isn’t complete yet and is still plagued by a few bugs.
The project is reminiscent of a real 3D action with platform elements. The whole thing is obviously a real act of love by the fans towards the series , but obviously it is not safe from any strikes from Nintendo. The reason? Copyright . While it is true that Metroid in 3D for the Nintendo 64 does not exist, it is also true that at the moment everyone who is committed to the game is using copyrighted material, even if only for the model of Samus Aran. While there is officially nothing yet online to download, even the existence of this material could be enough to push the lawyers of the Japanese giant to take real actions.