A group of gamers and developers, called Team SCU, have been working on Prime 2D for years. Back in April, they released a playable demo of the video game remake, but as of today, Nintendo has forced the team to stop all development in its current form. This means that the demo as well as the MP3 soundtrack have been removed from the team’s website. Fortunately, many gamers have played through the entire demo.
On the bright side, Metroid Dread is coming soon (October 8, 2021) to the Nintendo Switch and should more than satisfy fans. On the other hand, Team SCU is negotiating with the Nintendo legal team to see if the project can somehow move forward with their blessing, possibly by giving them full ownership of Prime 2D.
- 3 Play Styles: TV Mode, Tabletop Mode, Handheld Mode
- 6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen
- 4.5-9 plus Hours of Battery Life Will vary depending on software usage conditions
Instead of copying the source material exactly, we are instead focused on taking the core concepts, translating those, and then implementing them in a logical 2D solution. By doing this we allow ourselves to focus on building a good game first and foremost, and then using that as a base on which to create a familiar experience, rather than constraining ourselves to trying to implement 3D ideas in 2D space,” said Team SCU.