At least they were smart in realizing this was not a game that could justify a $60 price tag.
Also, the press and the marketing team have to let those Metroid Prime roots die. Armature has had its time to outgrow that shadow and they have failed. It really shouldn't be brought up again.
I kinda worry for them that if this game fails at retail that they'll basically wind up as a port specialist, and despite the stuff they've pulled off on the Vita, they have nowhere near the renown as the studio down the hall from them.