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Promo guff lifted from NOA's press site.

A mighty race, now extinct, has left behind relics of their once-powerful warrior culture. Now bounty hunters from across the galaxy are racing against each other to lay claim to these relics to harness their power for themselves.

Compete in a series of action-packed arenas.

  • Try out at least three modes of play, with game-play features similar to Deathmatch and King of the Hill.
  • Link wirelessly with up to three friends.
  • Six new bounty hunters, including Noxus, Spire and Kanden, fight against Samus in both single-player and multiplayer modes.
  • All hunters have their own unique back stories, weapons (from sniper beam to mortar to shotgun) and fighting styles (i.e. stealth, melee, sniper, etc.).
  • Single-player details will be revealed at a later date.

Game Storyline: In the most distant reaches of space, beyond the territories controlled by the Galactic Federation, is the Tetra Galaxy, once home to a mighty race known as the Alimbics. An advanced civilization, peaceful, prosperous and powerful, the Alimbics maintained stability over the region forcefully but judiciously. They reigned over a vast region known as the Alimbic Cluster. One day, perhaps thousands of years ago, perhaps tens of thousands, they simply disappeared, leaving behind artifacts, all scattered across the Alimbic Cluster, all protected by a lethal arsenal of the Alimbics' most advanced weaponry.

Today, for the first time in centuries, the long-dormant Alimbic System is stirring, delivering strange tidings. A telepathic communiqué, originating in Alimbic Cluster, has downloaded into the brains of some of the most exceptional beings in our galaxy. The message translates into a thousand different languages on a thousand different worlds. But the message always is the same: "The secret to ultimate power resides in the Alimbic Cluster."

This message has intrigued and enticed some of the most formidable bounty hunters in the galaxy to make the long journey to the Alimbic Cluster, each of these great warriors motivated by a different reason. Some desire power for themselves, or for their planet or people, while others simply have a relentless desire to hunt, or to kill, along with a fierce determination to prove themselves the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. Now, it's a race against time to see which bounty hunter will triumph over the others, who will discover the secret behind this promise of "ultimate power."

The Galactic Federation has heeded this strange, suspicious communication as well, and has called for the help of Samus Aran. Her mission: to discover the truth about this mysterious message, to protect against a potential threat, and to keep the Alimbics' ultimate power from falling into the wrong hands.

Characters: Samus and six new bounty hunters, including:

Noxus: Noxus is a member of the Vhozon, a proud and reclusive race that inhabits the outer rim of the galaxy. A spiritual being who walks a harsh, righteous path, Noxus has become a bounty hunter to administer justice to the galaxy's criminals and evildoers, to keep the scales of order from tipping into instability and chaos. Noxus, like his many bounty hunter compatriots, got the message from the Alimbic Cluster about an opportunity to find a source of ultimate power. He's determined to get to it first, to make sure it does not fall into the hands of lawbreakers or the unworthy.

Spire: Spire is the sole remaining Diamont, the last member of an ancient silicone-based race whose bodies are composed of organic rock. Spire's life as a Bounty Hunter takes him from one end of the galaxy to the other, while he continually searches for some information on the location, or fate, of the rest of his people. When he receives a message from Alimbic Cluster, he races to that system with the hope that finding the Alimbics' source of ultimate power and solving the mystery of their lost race will help him solve the mystery of his own.

Kanden: A lab experiment gone awry, Kanden was created to be the ultimate soldier, immortal and unkillable. However, stress from the neural combat encoding sequences was more than Kanden's still-mortal brain could handle, and left him ferocious, deadly and dangerously unpredictable. Kanden broke out of the lab, and those responsible for his neurological alterations and surgical enhancements were not left alive. Still, there is one way that a brutally efficient killer in the galaxy can not only survive, but thrive: as an intergalactic bounty hunter. Unbound by morals or a conscience, programmed with an instinctual drive to hunt – and kill – Kanden is one of the very best. When he gets a message of an ultimate weapon in the Alimbic System, Kanden knows that this is his chance to prove himself the finest bounty hunter of them all.

How to progress through the game: In multiplayer, compete against your friends in at least three different modes. Chose from Samus or any of the other six bounty hunters and find out who really is the best hunter in the galaxy.

ONLINE PLZ NOW KTHX

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Well, online would be nice, but I primarily (no pun intended) want a solid single player mode, something of the similar depth that prime and echoes provided us with. I know its asking a lot, considering that they haven't shown or said anything about the single player side, which leads me to believe that it would be a rather short and simple adventure.

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.::: I found the game to be a lot better than it's demo-incarnation. Levels are more compact, touch-screen layout has been improved and overal it feels more solid.

Single-player will unfortunately be mostly one-on-one matches from what I've heard with the other characters taking the role of adversaries as you race them to artifacts or simply kill them. The trick being that you can play the single player as any of the characters.

And three characters are still 'hidden' and most likely to be based on those we saw in the teaser-fmv in de demo.

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.::: I found the game to be a lot better than it's demo-incarnation. Levels are more compact, touch-screen layout has been improved and overal it feels more solid.

Single-player will unfortunately be mostly one-on-one matches from what I've heard with the other characters taking the role of adversaries as you race them to artifacts or simply kill them. The trick being that you can play the single player as any of the characters.

And three characters are still 'hidden' and most likely to be based on those we saw in the teaser-fmv in de demo.

See, that's the problem. I don't want a single player game that is ensentially the multiplayer with bots, as playing with real people makes the game so much more enjoyable. The brilliant thing about Goldeneye [my favourite FPS ever] was that it had a brilliant first player, and an awesome multiplayer that I could play with friends. But that was when I was 11. I don't have a billion friends with DS's now... Therefore, seeming as this game isn't going to be online, I will not be picking it up as it doesn't have a decent single player storyline.

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Anyone care to explain to me how these supposedly superb touch screen controls work? I've only had a really quick blast on the demo and didn't get to grips with the subtleties.

Takes a while I went through all the different control scemes in the demo before finding the default one was the best... Works really well but I would prefer ti if they were user customisable, I found the jumping a bit hit and miss and would prefer to destroy my screen by having the fire assigned to the tap on the touch screen and the jump on the shoulder. Once you gt it though it's the best alternative to dual analogue (or Mouse and Keyboard)

Cheers

Quexex

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.::: I found the game to be a lot better than it's demo-incarnation. Levels are more compact, touch-screen layout has been improved and overal it feels more solid.

Single-player will unfortunately be mostly one-on-one matches from what I've heard with the other characters taking the role of adversaries as you race them to artifacts or simply kill them. The trick being that you can play the single player as any of the characters.

That's completely diferent to what I've heard. Gamespot interviewed one of the developers during E3, and the only single-player information they managed to coax out of him were these:

Only Samus will be playable.

She will begin the game with all her abilities intact.

The ship will be flyable, allowing you to travel between diferent planets.

Collectables will be mainly in the form of new weapons and ammo.

The other characters will make appearances, which sounds to me like they'll be bosses.

Basically I'm expecting a proper single-player game, albeit more combat orientated than the GC Prime games.

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Wow the graphics look much better and considering DS games look crap in screen shots we should be in for a treat.

It'll have to be online to be worth it though. They should have just added it as the multiplayer portion of the new 2D DS Metroid.

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Wow the graphics look much better and considering DS games look crap in screen shots we should be in for a treat.

It'll have to be online to be worth it though. They should have just added it as the multiplayer portion of the new 2D DS Metroid.

That's something else, the guy said that it definitely would not be online. I can't remember the reason, but it sucked :lol:

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That's completely diferent to what I've heard. Gamespot interviewed one of the developers during E3, and the only single-player information they managed to coax out of him were these:

Only Samus will be playable.

She will begin the game with all her abilities intact.

The ship will be flyable, allowing you to travel between diferent planets.

Collectables will be mainly in the form of new weapons and ammo.

The other characters will make appearances, which sounds to me like they'll be bosses.

Basically I'm expecting a proper single-player game, albeit more combat orientated than the GC Prime games.

.::: :lol:

Are there two versions in development? That's entirely different to what I heard... Not that I'd mind. I'd gladly be wrong and accept this bit.

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I can think of one Metroid fan who won't be picking this up: me.

I really don't see the point - it's not pleasing Metroid fans, and any FPS fan who discovers the series through Hunters is going to be in for a nasty shock when they delve into the older games.

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I was honestly hoping for a proper adventure game. Why make a combat game out of a game that didn't even do combat very well?

because it's nothing like Metroid Prime. It's more like a Metroid FPS.

As we've got Goldeneye as playable on Revolution does anyone think we'll get a DS version now.

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