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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Took Inspiration From Metroid Prime and Dark Souls

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On the surface, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order looks nothing like Nintendo’s prized first-person shooter Metroid Prime, but Respawn Entertainment confirmed it looked to the series as reference.

In an interview with Game Informer, creative director Stig Asmussen admitted that Respawn saw Metroid Prime as a model for design:

“We looked at the structure of Metroid Prime closely. Early on, I looked at the cadence of getting upgrades in Metroid and we mapped that out. Ours in Jedi: Fallen Order is nothing like that, but it was a good exercise to go through.”

Asmussen reiterated that Fallen Order will be its own thing, while also expanding on its list of influences. Among the top of the list were, of course, Dark Souls and Bloodborne. Judging by the gameplay demo earlier today, Fallen Order very much felt like a lite Souls-like.

That demo lacked the kind of branching paths seen in Metroid Prime and the Souls series, though Asmussen admitted the game’s approach “will feel fresh.” However, that footage was very stripped back, with journalists afforded a more exciting, varied demo.

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Tim Schafer: No Plans for Brutal Legend 2, but ‘Never Say Never’

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Double Fine’s heavy-metal mashup, Brutal Legend, has gone some time without a proper sequel and Double Fine head Tim Schafer thinks there is still some waiting to do.

During a press Q&A session at E3 2019, Schafer was asked about the possibility of a sequel to the Jack Black-starring action-adventure game. Though Schafer says Double Fine would like to move on to something new first, a sequel may certainly still happen.

“That’s a fun universe, too, that I’d love to back to, but now we’ve been in sequel mode for a few years and it’d be nice to do something new…but never say never.”

Schafer commented on the possibility of a Brutal Legend 2 two years back, stating that fans will eventually see a sequel. During that same report, Schafer teased that Brutal Legend 2 would be an expensive game to make.

This most recent update at least reaffirms Schafer’s fondness for the series, even if the Double Fine team wants a break from sequels.

Brutal Legend released to generally strong reviews, with many praising its comedy and unique world.

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