Nintendo Wii Media | Metroid Prime 3 US TV Advert

By Adam Riley 25.08.2007 15

With Metroid Prime 3: Corruption ready to burst onto the retail scene over in North America in just a couple of days, the official TV advert is now in full flow. Check it out below:

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Box art for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Developer

Retro

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

First Person Shooter

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  10/10 (201 Votes)

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Pretty shit ad, they defintely could of made a better one.


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That was pretty cool. I love the "We would like to play" guys. They make the world a better place, even if they don't help gas prices or wars. Smilie

Co Chief Resident John Dorian said:
Pretty shit ad, they defintely could of made a better one.

What you talkin' 'bout? I dunno, maybe just me, but I like those commercials. Sad though, I haven't even seen that one yet, must pay more attention.

Like what I see though, shows those beams and all. I wonder if they stayed with the beam stacking system they said it was going to have...

Proud United State-ian

He's not dead, he's electroencephalographically challenged.

I hope not, I thought having separate beams was a far better idea in the first two Primes, gave you something more to think about. I suppose they could still have you use different combinations of beams for certain things though, it'll just be annoying to have to change them from some kind of menu, like in Super Metroid...

Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

I don't think the ad is shit, on the contrary. They try to sell Corruption to casual gamers too. Just look at the ad. Women, grown ups and the handsome-for-the-mother-in-law we-would-like-to-play-guys are selling this to them...
IF they achieve to bring some casuals and a bit of the wide user base of Wii to Corruption, then they got something there which Halo will never have: Casual gamers playing it. They sell them core games. It's difficult but if they succeed, they widen the market and assure us cores more games, since Nintendo has to rely on casuals. Because every core gamer is a shitty old graphic whore, only stating that Wii has no 720p.

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

Laurelin said: IF they achieve to bring some casuals and a bit of the wide user base of Wii to Corruption, then they got something there which Halo will never have: Casual gamers playing it.

I agree with the other stuff you said, but uh, Halo has always been able to attract casuals.

It's a decent add, its good that it still has those blokes in it, keeps the marketing consistent.

"Hardcore" Nintendo fans are already sold on this, it makes sense that they target the casual because the others already know all about it. If they put out a ad to appeal to us also that would be cool of course. This is just a advert and no slain against the fine game that it is said to be. There is a review with videos being put up at 12:01 PT in the U.S over on IGN.{LS]

Haha, so they still use those two Japanese guys in the Wii ads. I think it's an alright ad, demonstrates on a basic level how Metroid is played.

Why does every game advertised by Nintendo have to be raped by this casual image policy. Metroid Prime 3 looks like a game with great atmosphere and style, but here it is destroyed and trivialised by the advertising arm who are trying to make it out to be Wii Sports.

With this advertising Metroid is going to reach less hardcore gamers who might be interested in it, and more clueless casual gamers who won't appreciate it.

electricnomad said:
Why does every game advertised by Nintendo have to be raped by this casual image policy. Metroid Prime 3 looks like a game with great atmosphere and style, but here it is destroyed and trivialised by the advertising arm who are trying to make it out to be Wii Sports.With this advertising Metroid is going to reach less hardcore gamers who might be interested in it, and more clueless casual gamers who wont appreciate it.

?

It's an advert with two Japanese guys essentially going around the US showing off Wii, changing a bit depending on the game.

How does that make it any more or less casual of a campaign?

Yes, agreed. Why do you think casuals do not appreciate it? If they try it out, they will check how good it really is. Problem with casuals is, that they don't try it, because it's all too... well... hardcore.
Arielle said Halo attracks quite a lot of casuals. But Metroid does even a better job, since shooting is only mechanics number 2. Number one is scanning and exploring. And since there are a lot of girls playing core games, there are even a shitload playing... more quiet games like Sims. When they experience the after clearing a room of Space Pirates exploring experience, then they will love it even more then Halo.
This ad only has to lower the threshold to enter this game. If they stay at this game, then they decided that on their own. Nothing more this ad is for.

And it gives continuity to Nintendo's ads. If they put those two guys aside for MP:3, then the threshold would be higher. "Look, no two smiling guys are here. So this isn't a game for me!" say Mum and Dad!

Okay, this is all a bit idealistic, but I overpainted a bit. On purpose.

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

I don't mind that they used the two japanese guys again but couldn't they have at least used some Metroid music. That music made Metroid look crap IMO.

That's a pretty jarg advert. Although the ideas of "comedy" and "enticement" vary wildly between the two sides of the Atlantic Pond, methinks.

Most of the Wii adverts here are quite good, but would be frowned upon in the US and Canada.

Since when does "not traditional hardcore players" equal "casual gamers"? Casual players are the ones sitting there playing Bejeweled on their laptops. They're going to roll their eyes and change the channel as soon as they see that it looks like a first person shooter, waggle control or otherwise.

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