Team SCU has been developing the unofficial 2D action-adventure Metroid Prime since 2004. And finally, the team released the first working demo of the fan project.
Metroid Prime is a GameCube 2002 first-person action-adventure shooter developed by Retro Studios. It was the first 3D game in the franchise, and it introduced many innovations. So, Team SCU in 2004 decided to take the elements of Metroid Prime, such as scanning objects and viewing data about them, and transfer them to the traditional two-dimensional format.
“We have a long history that began back in April 2004, – told Team SCU. – [Мы] went through 5 main programmers, and we had hundreds of volunteers who made thousands of materials. But this is the past, and we are now in the present “…
According to Team SCU, Prime 2D is being developed on its own engine. Rather than faithfully copying the source material, the team is focused on taking core concepts, transferring them, and then implementing them in a logical 2D solution. It is unclear how Team SCU intends to avoid possible legal action from Nintendo, especially as the company closed another fan project (AM2R) in 2016.
Metroid Prime 4, the next official installment in the series, is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch.
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