Is the Metroid/Star Fox Game Real? 6 More Crossovers We Want If So

There is a rumor going around that Nintendo will unleash something amazing at the Electronics Entertainment Expo this year in the form of a fused adventure between two of their biggest franchises, Star Fox and Metroid. The rumor comes from the usually reliable Paul Gale Network, but can still only be considered a rumor at this point. When we contacted Nintendo they had no comment, but we'll all find out one way or the other in two weeks when E3 opens.

According to Gale, the game, called Star Fox/Metroid: Fusion Saga, will be a full melding of the universes to be released on Nintendo's next-generation console the Wii U. Supposedly the story begins as you control Fox McCloud and the Star Fox team on deep space mission and collide with a mysterious orange ship, most likely that of Samus Aran. The adventure continues planetside with both Samus and Fox spending time on foot Metroid-style and in the air as players finally get to control Samus's ship in combat.

This has not been confirmed or denied, but think of the possibilities it opens for Nintendo. Slowly it could integrate its entire universe into endless combinations. If the Metroid/Star Fox crossover has a good reception, we could start hoping for...

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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