WWE Superstar John Cena allegedly urged Nintendo to make an all-new 2D Metroid game during a 2017 photoshoot.
According to Giant Bomb’s Dan Ryckert, who has also worked officially for WWE, the 17-time WWE Champion told Nintendo representatives how much he would love a new game in the series.
“When Metroid Dread came out years later, he was sent a copy. Cena’s people sent back an email saying “John loves it”. said Ryckert on Twitter.
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Former Nintendo staff member Christine Yang, who worked on Nintendo’s editorial team at the time, corroborated this story, saying, “He said how big a fan of Metroid he was. He’s a really nice guy!”
Cena’s image from that event, which became a meme at the time due to his sneakers appearing to blend into the carpet, was part of the “Nintendo Switch in Unexpected Places” campaign that Nintendo had. thrown running. – until the launch of the Switch in 2017.
Cena has made his love of video games known, especially classic Nintendo titles. Several WWE articles over the years have referenced classic Nintendo titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3.
He also previously claimed that the Command and Conquer series were his favorite video games of all time.
In VGC’s Metroid Dread review, we wrote, “With a near-perfect balance of nods to the past and fresh ideas, Metroid Dread brings cinematic flair, fast-paced action, and a surprising story to the side-scrolling classic. . This is the return fans have been waiting for.
Cena isn’t the only WWE legend with opinions on classic Nintendo games. WWE Hall of Fame wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin caused a stir earlier this year when he claimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is better than The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.