In a sad but ultimately predictable turn of events, Metroid Prime 2D has received a C&D from a "certain games-related company". As a result, the developers behind Metroid Prime 2D are now forced to discontinue their work on the game due to from a mysterious company that we cannot confirm is Nintendo's C&D. They have also removed the demo and soundtrack MP3 download.
However, all is seemingly not lost, as there is apparently a conversation taking place between the developers and the mysterious company to see how/if they can proceed. While the team was formed to make Metroid Prime 2D, the team wants to continue making games together, as they have "grown beyond this single game we wished to pay homage to". Hopefully they can, because from what I've seen of Metroid Prime 2D they've done a good job so far.
The statement from Troid92 via Discord continues from here, saying that while fans are undoubtedly disappointed that they released a demo and didn't stay silent until the project was released, they have their reasons and "... was the right choice for our team, and we do not regret it." The statement concludes with Troid92 stating that they want fans to continue supporting the Metroid franchise and all they wanted was to share their "time, work, and passion" with other fans of Metroid.
Whew, that's a lot to unpack, eh? Well, while this news isn't good for fans of Metroid and fangames in general, you can still download the Prime 2D: Demo 0.1.21.4.1 Alpha from this Archive.org page. The demo is only 37 MBs, which is good since the website doesn't have the fastest download speeds.
As for what's next, that remains to be determined. Stay tuned to TechRaptor and we'll update you if Metroid Prime 2D ever returns in some form.
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