Samus Aran confirmed to appear in DOA: Dimensions!

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#1 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
No, not as a playable character.
 
  
  
Given that Team Ninja worked on Other M, this seems like an appropriate nod to that work.  The stage and set-pieces both reference the Ridley boss battle from the game.  As far as I know, this might be the only all-new stage not seen in any of the previous DOA titles.
#2 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

So she isn't going to be playable? Because I figured they'd just keep running the character into the ground since they already started.
 
Maybe Adam didn't give her permission to be playable.

#3 Posted by JJOR64 (18992 posts) -

Seen the video earlier and thought it was neat.

#4 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11020 posts) -

When the hell is Metroid Dread coming out? Been waiting years for that! Prime 3 even mentioned it! (Though I bet that was a joke). 

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#5 Posted by onimonkii (2442 posts) -

that seems like an incredibly fair and balanced stage

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#6 Posted by FreezingVibrations (39 posts) -

That's pretty fucking great, honestly.

#7 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Where is Nintendo's quality control hammer when you need it.

#8 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@benjaebe:  If she is playable in it, Nintendo and Tecmo aren't saying.
#9 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Lovely stage, hope the fireballing isn't too interruptive or can be put to non damaging.
 
If Nintendo is any kind of smart, they'll put Samus in.

#10 Posted by EuanDewar (4924 posts) -

That seems less like a fighting game stage and more like an amusement ride.

#11 Edited by MHumphreys89 (714 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" Lovely stage, hope the fireballing isn't too interruptive or can be put to non damaging.  If Nintendo is any kind of smart, they'll put Samus in. "

If Nintendo is any kind of smart they won't put her in considering how badly they (Team Ninja) fucked the Samus character up.
#12 Posted by AjayRaz (12428 posts) -

ooh! ring outs!  
i want this game now please! 

#13 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@MrCroftLover said:
" @TaliciaDragonsong said:
" Lovely stage, hope the fireballing isn't too interruptive or can be put to non damaging.  If Nintendo is any kind of smart, they'll put Samus in. "
If Nintendo is any kind of smart they won't put her in considering how badly they Team Ninja fucked the Samus character up. "
It's hilarious how long Other M has been out and yet there are still people convinced that Team Ninja wrote the game's story.
#14 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@MrCroftLover: 
I loved Other M and think it was a positive growth in Samus her character.
But that's for another topic really.
I just want to see Samus kick ass, I mean we had Link in Soul Calibur!
#15 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

Yes. Lets make her into an even shittier character by putting her in DOA.

#16 Posted by Three0neFive (2293 posts) -
@GlenTennis said:
" Yes. Lets make her into an even shittier character by putting her in DOA. "
Way to read the first sentence, bro.
#17 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I'm just curious. How many people itt have actually played a DOA game? Why would it excite you to have Samus involved with some broken ass infinite juggles bullshit that's been irrelevant for almost a decade. Why put Samus a stone's throw away from titty bouncing beach vollyball? Is this just the spirit of solidarity, you like other M so you support some fighting IP you never played on principle? Hell even Tekken players look down on DOA. If you wanna see Samus bouncing her shit around in a fighter, play Brawl. Hopefully Nintendo has a bit of sense here and the stage is the full extent of the crosspollination.

#18 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
" @GlenTennis said:
" Yes. Lets make her into an even shittier character by putting her in DOA. "
Way to read the first sentence, bro. "
The conversation drifted over to the prospect of Samus being in the game. Way to actually read the thread bro.
#19 Edited by Seroth (719 posts) -

Sure, Team Ninja can go ahead and put Samus in the game....just don't let Sakamoto have any input. If that were the case, she would cry and freak out for 5 minutes everytime she had to fight in that Metroid-themed level with Ridley in it. Or even "better", she'd only freak out SOMETIMES.

#20 Posted by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -

Really? Well, that's...nice, I guess. I haven't played a fighting game since SF2, and DoA always sort of creeped me out.

#21 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@ryanwho:  I played DOA2:  Hardcore on the PS2 and DOA4.  My enjoyment of DOA4 was marred mostly by the ridiculous boss in that game, but I recall enjoying DOA2 well enough.
 
But then, I'm not a hyper-competitive fighting game savant, so hey.  Still, this makes it more likely that I'd buy DOA over SSFIV.  (Though my general lack of enjoyment of SSFIV on consoles is also contributing to that.) 
#22 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4677 posts) -

Samus is probaly in the game. Why just leave it at the stage?
#23 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan said:

" Samus is probaly in the game. Why just leave it at the stage? "

Why put Samus in the stage if she's playable? The stage is in there as a nod to their last game. And I think Nintendo had the good sense to leave it at that. At the very best, Kasumi or someone has a Zero Suit costume. That's as far as it goes. I'd put money down.
#24 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1180 posts) -

They totally should put Samus in as a fighter and keep in Nicole from DOA4. 

#25 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@Icicle7x3 said:
" They totally should put Samus in as a fighter and keep in Nicole from DOA4.  "
There's no way that would happen.
#26 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Icicle7x3 said:
" They totally should put Samus in as a fighter and keep in Nicole from DOA4.  "
I think they should just rip off the ending of Haloid and throw in that slash fiction fantasy version of Master Chief.
#27 Posted by dudeglove (7851 posts) -

That stage is unbelievably lame. I can see it being fun for, what, half a round?

#28 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@dudeglove: Welcome to DOA. Ignore the story, all fighters have dumb stories. Hell, ignore the jiggles, Soul Calibur now is far more embarrassing than DOA ever was. When you get down to it, DOA was a game where shit happened in the back to distract you from the fact the the mechanics of the fighting were straight up broken. Like, Killer Instinct broken, but years later when everyone else knew better.
#29 Posted by bartok (2480 posts) -

I think a Zero Suit Samus jiggling around in DOA would be the final nail in the Metroid coffin.  When is Nintendo going to realize that if you don't want to do a 3D Metroid game you let the Americans handle it.

#30 Posted by FreezingVibrations (39 posts) -
@bartok said:
final nail in the Metroid coffin. 
A literal Metroidvania with a Metroid Dracula?
#31 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@FreezingVibrations said:
" @bartok said:
final nail in the Metroid coffin. 
A literal Metroidvania with a Metroid Dracula? "
Metroidracula?
#32 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I really liked it when Metroid Prime was the the most recent Metroid game. The franchise was pure as the driven snow. Lots of high quality iterations, tasteful appearances in other games...
 
And then MP2 had a light/dark mechanic. Things have just been going downhill from there.
 
In all seriousness, I kind of miss the days when Nintendo was more protective of their brand and IPs. Sure it was sometimes annoying, but at least you didn't have to see horrible things like this.
 
AND YES I KNOW THAT THERE WAS A LEGEND OF ZELDA BREAKFAST CEREAL.

#33 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

yeah I imagine that Kasumi or one of the blondes are going to have an alternate zero suit outfit. 
 
thankfully. 
 
wasn't there a zero suit costume in Fatal Frame 4? Tecmo did that, right? strange.

#34 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@TheFreeMan said:
" yeah I imagine that Kasumi or one of the blondes are going to have an alternate zero suit outfit.  thankfully.  wasn't there a zero suit costume in Fatal Frame 4? Tecmo did that, right? strange. "
There were at least a couple of Nintendo-themed costumes in Fatal Frame IV.  Tecmo and Grasshopper developed it, but Nintendo published it.  I'm not sure how that deal came about.
#35 Posted by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -

Despite Team Ninja's development of Other M I still associate Metroid very strongly with Nintendo and so it feels a bit weird to watch this. It looks like an alright stage though.

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#36 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -
@ryanwho: No love for Killer Instinct?  HATERS GONNA HATE!
#37 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @ryanwho: No love for Killer Instinct?  HATERS GONNA HATE! "
Killer Instinct capitalized on the trends of fighting games at the time better than any other game. It did the best version of ridiculous blood spill and retarded long combo strings and "what the hell can we get away with making into a character" with Raptors and Meat and all that wacky shit. But man, that game is like a tie die teashirt, its such a product of the time.
#38 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -
Tecmo have just released a new video:
  
#39 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@Contro: I think you mean Tecmo.
#40 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@MrCroftLover
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" Lovely stage, hope the fireballing isn't too interruptive or can be put to non damaging.  If Nintendo is any kind of smart, they'll put Samus in. "

If Nintendo is any kind of smart they won't put her in considering how badly they (Team Ninja) fucked the Samus character up.
This and also seeing how team ninja deals with their female characters, i'd rather Samus keep her suit on and not be a playable character
#41 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

After Other M, which I hated, I'm really concerned about the current state of Team Ninja. Their name means little to me now. 


I'm waiting on seeing the new Ninja Gaiden for 3DS. If that turns out to be crap, they will be dead to me.
#42 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@Yanngc33 said:
" @MrCroftLover
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" Lovely stage, hope the fireballing isn't too interruptive or can be put to non damaging.  If Nintendo is any kind of smart, they'll put Samus in. "

If Nintendo is any kind of smart they won't put her in considering how badly they (Team Ninja) fucked the Samus character up.
This and also seeing how team ninja deals with their female characters, i'd rather Samus keep her suit on and not be a playable character "
This entire debate was resolved months ago.  It was confirmed that Samus has no part in the game beyond her cameo in the Metroid-themed stage.
#43 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@Yanngc33 said:
" @MrCroftLover
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" Lovely stage, hope the fireballing isn't too interruptive or can be put to non damaging.  If Nintendo is any kind of smart, they'll put Samus in. "

If Nintendo is any kind of smart they won't put her in considering how badly they (Team Ninja) fucked the Samus character up.
This and also seeing how team ninja deals with their female characters, i'd rather Samus keep her suit on and not be a playable character "
Their characters perhaps, not guest characters (far, as, I, know)
Nicole-458 says hi.


Also, I'm pretty sure that Nintendo has final say in it and would understand fans want her in her suit, using some of those abilities perhaps for moves.
And if not, hey then we all know Nintendo has forsaken her and is abusing her for a sex puss.

Then we can go mental.
#44 Posted by dagas (2837 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" @Yanngc33 said:

" @MrCroftLover
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" Lovely stage, hope the fireballing isn't too interruptive or can be put to non damaging.  If Nintendo is any kind of smart, they'll put Samus in. "

If Nintendo is any kind of smart they won't put her in considering how badly they (Team Ninja) fucked the Samus character up.
This and also seeing how team ninja deals with their female characters, i'd rather Samus keep her suit on and not be a playable character "
Their characters perhaps, not guest characters (far, as, I, know)
Nicole-458 says hi.

y sure that Nintendo has final say in it and would understand fans want her in her suit, using some of those abilities perhaps for moves.And if not, hey then we all know Nintendo has forsaken her and is abusing her for a sex puss.Then we can go mental. "

I can't believe you of all people would think this was a good idea. You told me before that you preferred realistic female characters in games. Team Ninja are not known for their realistic characters. 

Also Samus had become just another sex symbol even before Team Ninja got a hand on her. Nintendo have been playing the sex card ever since the Zero Suit Samus was the one that started being promoted. She was in Super Smash Bros Brawl and of could you could unlock her zero suit. You mention the Spartan Nicole, but she is a Bungie character, they seem to care a lot more about that sort of thing than Nintendo does. There are no female Spartans out of their armor in the Halo games and if there was they wouldn't look like a Barbie doll as Samus does in her zero suit.
#45 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@dagas:
Zero Suit has always been like that, only the new generations gave it more...form.
There's quite a difference between Samus in Brawl and the ladies of DOA wiggling their roundies in volleyball games.

And yes, I support realistic characters but like you said "Team Ninja are not known for their realistic characters".
It all depends on the game, I can't see Master Chief or Samus (or most other icons besides perhaps Marcus from Gears) in Mortal Kombat, but I can certainly see them in a game like Soul Calibur, fits more with the style (lets not discuss the story, I mean, Star Wars chars in SC was too much) and in case of a guest character they make way more sense.
Nintendo wouldn't wanna see any of their icons been torn in half, but they won't shy from a brawl with their more realistic characters I think.
Which is also why I said keep her suit on, that's the character, no need for a Ivy wannabe with a laser whip.

I'm just really liking the suggestion of Samus in a fighter, like Link before her in Soul Calibur, never said I wanted to see her get butchered by Nintendo.
Because that's the last thing I would want for Samus.
#46 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@dagas: To be fair, Nicole isn't much of a character.  She's just a female Master Chief stand-in for DOA4 because Bungie wouldn't let them use Master Chief.  She isn't even a canon character in the Halo universe, which overall seems to have very few female characters in major roles that either aren't holograms or other Spartans who are less "realistic" and more "futuristic space marine" in terms of their personality.  And as far as Kat from Reach is concerned, like the other major protagonists of  that game, she exists merely to die.

There is a difference between "strong female character" and "strong character who is technically female but could otherwise be either gender."
#47 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -

So after having played some online matches on the Metroid stage, the environmental effects really aren't all that crazy.  Getting knocked off the platform results in damage taken from Ridley's grinding you against the wall, but then he throws you back on the platform to continue fighting.  It's not an instant K.O. ring out as the trailer might suggest.  His fireballs are also fairly infrequent, though you still need to watch out for them since they can do damage and knock you out of a combo.

#48 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@Hailinel
No way to turn it off?
Especially on the harder settings it would suck to get a combo or streak ended by a nice big fireball to the face!
#49 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
@Hailinel:  No way to turn it off? Especially on the harder settings it would suck to get a combo or streak ended by a nice big fireball to the face!
Nope.  The only option appears to be dodge out of the way to avoid getting hit.  I'm not sure if the fireballls can be guarded against or not yet.  (Fortunately, my opponents were the ones that got hit. :P)
#50 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
@Hailinel:  No way to turn it off? Especially on the harder settings it would suck to get a combo or streak ended by a nice big fireball to the face!
Nope.  The only option appears to be dodge out of the way to avoid getting hit.  I'm not sure if the fireballls can be guarded against or not yet.  (Fortunately, my opponents were the ones that got hit. :P)
So is the game itself any good? How's it for just singleplayer? No one around here owns a 3DS besides me so if the singleplayer options are limited it'll be a waste to buy it full price.
 
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