The SNES classic Super Metroid has arrived today on the Wii U eShop. As it is a part of the Famicom 30th Anniversary sale, it currently only costs 30 cents to purchase. It is replacing Kirby's Adventure as the monthly game in this deal, so that title will now cost $4.99.
Purchasing Super Metroid now gives anyone who purchased a Deluxe console and has signed up for Nintendo's Digital Deluxe Promotion 3 points...... read more
Observant fans have noticed a small degree of censorship has been applied to the new Metroid Prime Trilogy, removing the word "damn".
The original Metroid Prime: Corruption game has a cut-scene in which Admiral Dane says the following line:
"Damn! They're targeting the planetary-defense system".
In the trilogy compilation, this has been changed to:
"No! They're targeting the planetary-defense...... read more
A preview of Metroid: Other M in the official Nintendo magazine offers up some important new information.
Most groundbreaking is that the game will feature full voice acting, including Samus herself. Nintendo has a history of keeping their protagonists silent, but this is set to change in the latest addition to the Metroid franchise, which is being developed by Team Ninja.
Also, unlike the Prime games, Samus...... read more
How about a boxart roundup? Cozy. Here's the collectors edition for Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Tone up your flab with Daisy Fuentes Pilates.
Cowabunga dudes, nobody living in the sewers should enjoy this kind of lifespan - TMNT: Smash...... read more
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Nintendo had several cool announcements to make during their presentation earlier at the E3 Expo. Among the biggest of these, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is coming to Wii. Judging by the video, it's more of the same (not a criticism) but this time Yoshi plays an important role.
Metroid: Other M
Team Ninja, the well respected developers behind franchises like Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden are...... read more
A press release from Nintendo reveals exciting news for fans of the Metroid Prime series, particularly those who haven't played all of them. All three games will be released on a single Wii disc, Metroid Prime Trilogy.
As the name suggests, this disc will include all three Metroid Prime games:
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Best of all, the first two, originally...... read more
Won't you come with me to a place in a little town, the only way to get there's to gooooo straight down. Norfair is the Metroid-themed stage for Super Smash Bros Brawl.
Norfair is a hot area with a load of lava, and is where Samus faced off against boss Ridley. The lava level can rise and cover the platforms, so stay on your toes.
The lava can also flow from above in big waves. At these times a safe bunker...... read more
Nintendo has announced a new channel for Europe, the Metroid Prime 3 preview. It's already available as of this morning, so if you're in Europe and haven't seen the videos before, it's worth checking out.
As is usually the case, Europe's release date has lagged behind the US, and will see the game later this month on October...... read more
Two new games for the PAL region's Virtual Console today.
Super Metroid (SNES)
Probotector 2: Return of the Evil Forces (NES)
If the name Probotector is unfamiliar to you, you may know it as "Contra". More VC action on Monday with the US...... read more
A secret message has been found in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
According to a translation by Jammer, it says:
"Hello, this is Iwata from Nintendo. You may not know from an outsiders point of view, but being a director is really hard! When things are really busy and stressful we (us directors) may look tired and sick, then people may feel sorry for us. But in my case, it's the opposite, I get fatter and...... read more
Metroid Prime 3 hits the shelves in the US in a few days. As per usual, Europe gets a raw deal when it comes to release dates. In this case it could be worse though, according to an official announcement by Nintendo, Europeans should expect it on October 26th.
Gives you time to play through the first games if you haven't...... read more
You wanted it, and now it's here. Samus' SNES game Super Metroid has landed on the US Virtual Console, as well as two other games.
Super Metroid (SNES)
Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master (Genesis)
Neutopia...... read more
Popular magazine Nintendo Power has reviewed Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and awarded it a score of 10/10. In summary they thought:
The first Wii title that you couldn't confuse graphically with last-gen's consoles.
Incredible feeling of immersion.
Impeccable level design. Heaps of freedom to explore, but you always have the feeling that you're in the right place at the right time, as if...... read more