Nintendo revealed a new Metroid Prime game at E3 2015, but it certainly wasn't the triple-A high-definition Wii U experience fans were hoping. Instead, 3DS owners are getting a multiplayer co-op shooter called Metroid Prime: Federation Force that has a soccer-esque mini-game called Blast Ball.
Needless to say, the response to this unveiling was lukewarm at best.
In response to the overwhelmingly negative outcry from fans, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime told Mashable: "We're taking our great IP and transforming them and making them new again — making them fresh and appealing for the fan who feels they know the franchise. But we're giving them new things to enjoy.
"What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren't expecting. The reaction has been negative. There's no sugar coating it," Fils-Aime continued.
"This is an example where fans who aren't able to get their hands on the game may be at a bit of a competitive disadvantage. Everyone who has played what we are showing regarding Metroid Prime, they've come across really pleased. My ask is that fans trust us."
Do you trust Nintendo to deliver a compelling product with Federation Force? Be sure to check out our hands-on preview with Blast Ball for our thoughts on the upcoming handheld title.