John Cena asked Nintendo for a new 2D ‘Metroid’ in 2017

American skilled wrestler and actor John Cena apparently informed Nintendo how a lot he needed a new 2D Metroid when the Nintendo Switch launched, and obtained Metroid Dread as a end result.

The Peacemaker star took half in a photoshoot forward of the Nintendo Switch’s 2017 launch, and over 5 years later it’s come to gentle that he urged Nintendo on the time to make one other 2D Metroid sport.

Giant Bomb artistic director Dan Ryckert shared the story, writing: “Cena repeatedly told the Nintendo reps how much he wanted a new 2D Metroid. When Metroid Dread came out years later, he was sent a copy. Cena’s people sent an email back saying ‘John loves it.’”

A Sports Illustrated interview from across the identical time has Cena geeking out over his favorite video games. “I love Super Tecmo Bowl, that was definitely my favourite game. I loved Baseball Stars, which is a title by a now obsolete company called SNK. That was my wheelhouse. The thing that attracted me most was you could go as far into the games as you wanted.”

Cena was extremely impressed with the Nintendo Switch when he obtained an early have a look at it, even going so far as to say that its versatility is “second to none”. Of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild he stated: “I sat down and was hooked. In a matter of 30-minutes, I didn’t wish to put it down.

“The go-anywhere aspect of the game is incredible, and I know for fans of the Zelda franchise, they’re going to flip. I know for fans of Nintendo, they’re going to go crazy,” Cena added.

In different information, the event workforce behind The Day Before makes use of unpaid interns regardless of being essentially the most wishlisted sport on Steam.

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