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From Retro Studios Returning To Prime To Katamari Forever: News Roundup August 31st

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In today’s news, Retro Studios announce they may return to Metroid in the future, something they believe they will forever be associated with.  Also, a Monster Hunter player sees an 8000 year ban due to cheating, and Katamari Forever gets a late September release date.

Retro Studios May Return To Metroid

From Retro Studios Returning To Prime To Katamari Forever: News Roundup August 31st

The Metroid Prime series may be finished, but that doesn’t mean it’s the last we’ll see of a Metroid game developed by Retro Studios.  The game was first reinvented for next-generation consoles by Retro, and following their work on the Metroid Prime series, CEO Michael Kelbaugh believes Retro will forever by associated with the name.  “I think Retro will always be associated with the Metroid Prime franchise and who knows, maybe we’ll do another one someday” said Kelbaugh.

A celebration of Retro’s work comes in the form of a Metroid Prime Trilogy disc, updating and reworking the GameCube Prime’s for the Wii.  t team and Tecmo’s Team Ninja are now responsible for the future of the Metroid series, currently working on Metroid: Other M.  Meanwhile Retro Studios are working on “refreshing” the development team, and are currently developing an untitled Nintendo Wii project.  [IGN]

Monster Hunter Player Banned Until 9999

From Retro Studios Returning To Prime To Katamari Forever: News Roundup August 31st

Cheating spoils everyone’s fun, which is why Capcom have decided to crack down on any players currently cheating their way through Monster Hunter.  Or maybe their automatic responses just have a few glitches.  Whatever the case an unfortunate player received a message from Capcom detailing their infinite banishment from Monster hunter:

Dear Customer

You are presently banned for using modded data to connect online. The ban will be left at 22:49 on 12/12/9999. The next time you violate the terms of use, you will never again be able to connect.”

Assuming he doesn’t live to be 8000, it looks like his Monster Hunter days are over.  [Kotaku]

Katamari Forever Dated For Late September

From Retro Studios Returning To Prime To Katamari Forever: News Roundup August 31st

Katamari Forever, basically a best-of of what the Katamari Damacy games has to offer, has been set an official release date of September 22nd for the PS3 in North America, with a European release hopefully around the same time.  Katamari Forever combines levels from previous games with a couple of new ones thrown in for good measure.  The game will of course play like it always has.  Allowing you, prince of the cosmos, to roll a ball around town, getting bigger and bigger as it absorbs rubbish, people, and eventually buildings into your gigantic ball of terror.  [ShackNews]

Add a comment2 comments
Mike Hock (Of Bitter Wallet fame)  Sep. 1, 2009 at 07:46

The ban's shorter for drink driving FFS!

flamingcarrot  Sep. 1, 2009 at 10:22

Try the Katamari demo - it is on the Hong Kong/Japanese PSN stores

Plays OK - makes me want to try the full game anyway...............

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