41 Comments
Posted by gamefreak9

meh

Posted by Adrenaline

I'M BRAD SHOEMAKER, I TALK WITH MY HANDS

Posted by gamefreak9

lol like maddox says

Posted by Dethfish

This game is gonna be effin awesome!

I hope.

Posted by Spoonman

Brad with the mad interview skills....always asking the kind of questions we want to hear

Posted by needforswede

Seems very solid.  When Metroid games aren't even in the metroidvania style themselves anymore, it's good that at least one developer thinks it's important to bring that style back.  Even if there's no screw attack or whatever, I'm still interested.

Posted by Jambones

You know, while this obviously has analogs to Metroid, etc., the first few clips made me think of Flashback as well. One of my old favourites. Kinda wish I had an XBox to try this out.

Posted by slinky6

I'll probably buy it if it reviews moderately well.   I love them sidescrolling adventures.   Super Metroid ftdub.

Posted by Hamst3r

No PC version? WTF. :(

Posted by neoepoch
@Adrenaline said:
" I'M BRAD SHOEMAKER, I TALK WITH MY HANDS "
Not with his hands...WITH HIS FISTS!
Posted by Gamer_152

I'm not a huge 2D side-scroller fan, but if they could bring something like the Metroid style of game into the modern age that would be really cool.

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Posted by Cazamalos

i'd have a dejavu with this video

Posted by Bubahula

this is lookin sweet

Posted by JoelTGM

wow brad is a very good interviewer.

Edited by MrKlorox

Day-one purchase for me. I bought Super Metroid twice and SOTN at least three times. Big fan of the genre.

@ Jambones : They did mention games like Out of This World as inspiration at the press conference, which was a precursor to Flashback.

Posted by Kyle

Oh god, I want it so bad!

Posted by John1912

Interesting, hope the style makes a comeback.

Edited by Valestis

This game looks sweet. Huge fan of metroidvania style games here. Can't wait for summer of arcade! 8]

Posted by D_W

Oh, I really hope there's a PC version.

Posted by deaux

This game looks sweet.  "Thanks Brian"

Posted by SOLUSDEATH

It looks kinda generic to me, i don't know, I'm not sold on this game yet.  Also, the whole-he's just a regular guy is dumb.

Posted by Jambones
@MrKlorox: Well, that about sold me on it. I loved those games despite how short they were. It's nice to see the games had an influence after all this time.
Posted by SunKing

Dude, this just blew my mind: A Die Hard game (Nakatomi Plaza) using the Shadow Complex engine. :D

Posted by Meltbrain

I really hope this turns out well because in concept it sounds great.

Posted by shroom
@SunKing said:
" Dude, this just blew my mind: A Die Hard game (Nakatomi Plaza) using the Shadow Complex engine. :D "
that would be sweet. i would buy it
Posted by MeatSim

The speed run crowd huh, some one should be catering to the endurance run crowd.

Posted by Kael

This game looks great! That one part of the interview exposes an oddity: Shadow Complex was easy to pitch because everyone loves Super Metroid and that kind of game, but there aren't any out there aside from the DS Castlevania we got last year and the one that came out two years before that. This is one genre that just about everyone loves but almost no one makes more of. Weird.

It's been five years since the last Metroid game. It's way overdue for Nintendo to put the license to use. The Prime games were their own thing, and the one thing we know about Other M (aside from it having the worst subtitle in the history of anything) is that it's a linear, story-based action game seamlessly switching between 2D action, 3D platforming, first-person-shooting, and quicktime events -- so, also its own thing. I'm not saying the Primes weren't fun or Other M won't be, I'm just pointing out how the Metroid brand continues to survive in incarnations that don't at all resemble what it was when it made people care about the franchise and remember the name.

The DS is getting long in the tooth; we're at its third redesign now; and still no Metroid game? Wiiware comes along, and nothing Metroid there, either, let alone an all-out retail Metroid (the preferred method, actually). With Nintendo leaving money on the table like that, I am certainly glad someone stepped up to deliver this kind of experience. And while I loved the small handful of Metroids and Castlevanias we've been given in the last seven years, I have to say, I'm so excited to be able to play Shadow Complex on a screen bigger than three inches, with a comfortable controller in my hands, and that the game will look and sound like a modern game.

I don't want to encourage anyone to raise their prices, but based on what I've seen and heard of this game, I'd pay $60 for it, no problem.

Posted by killdave

Flashback xbox arcade would be awesome too

Looking forward to Shadow Complex

Posted by Death_Unicorn

This game will be awesome.

Posted by EndrzGame

First day purchase for me. I went and ordered a bunch of point cards off of amazon for real cheap. I'm soooo ready for the summer of arcade! BRING IT!!!

Posted by creamclouds

I like Brad's sly humour, "The Big Cheese?".. his name's Donald Mustard. lol
And his game is looking very tasty ^_^ I might have a bite

Posted by Xander

This game makes me excited.  I should actually go play that Castlevania game that I bought for my DS...

Posted by Binman88

Sounds promising.

(Is that the Area 5 guys in the background?)

Posted by queenulhu

its probably my favorite style of gaming!! i love it i can't wait to playyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Posted by dQuarters

This just makes it more likely for there to be an awesome Blackthorn comeback in my future. Huzah!


Shadow Complex should totally be made available on PSN asap. No one should be denied the possible second-coming of side-scroller action.
Oh, and someone please reanimate Lorne Lanning while we're on the subject. Just twist the little knob bellow the I.V. marked "Ego". He'll spring right back.
Posted by zoozilla

Looks extremely interesting.

Hope they release more footage of it.

Posted by turbomonkey138
@gamefreak9: Please .... dont post if you don't have anything interesting to say
Posted by DukeTogo
@creamclouds said:
" I like Brad's sly humour, "The Big Cheese?".. his name's Donald Mustard. lolAnd his game is looking very tasty ^_^ I might have a bite "
He should have called him Colonel Mustard.
Posted by creamclouds
@DukeTogo said:
"
@creamclouds said:
" I like Brad's sly humour, "The Big Cheese?".. his name's Donald Mustard. lolAnd his game is looking very tasty ^_^ I might have a bite "
He should have called him Colonel Mustard. "
And here's something more interesting. Did you notice Brad seems to have a Musical Note on his left side-burn? If you pause at the right time, you can see it clearly.
Posted by gamefreak9
@turbomonkey138: dont u think thats hypocritical? since u have no contribution at all? meh is like saying seems okay... it is a comment. 
Posted by Media_Master

This game looks rad!