One of the IGN staffers posted some of his early experiences with the game and we have to admit--there's plenty of information to glean here. The game's scan-happy single-player section is supposedly looking superb, a revelation that is sure to put many Prime fans at ease. Well, at least until they get to this part: "And that's exactly what Hunters is: a FPS. None of this First-person 'adventure' crap." Hmm.
Other highlights include:
- Samus starts the adventure with all her equipment intact.
- Overall playtime of the single-player portion is just under the Gamecube's Metroid Prime.
- The game has a "Rival Radar" mode which tracks a rival's stats on the web. It works a bit like
Nintendog's "bark" mode.
- 19 multiplayer arenas are present in the tested version.
- Each player gets a "Hunter's License". Penalties will be incurred on that following a forced disconnection.
- In order to initiate voice chat, the X button must be held down.
[Update: Corrected "a" typing error.]