The first nine minutes of a new video for the most hotly-debated Nintendo game in years shows what looks like a pretty fun four-player co-op shooter. The last five minutes are interesting in a different way, as they appear to be Nintendo’s best efforts yet to address criticism of the upcoming game, Metroid Prime:…
Clocking in at only 55 seconds, this Metroid fan anime clip might be super short, but it sure does provide a nice blueprint.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force for 3DS will arrive on August 19, Nintendo announced today. It may not be the Metroid game we all want, but hey, it’s a Metroid game...?
When she shoots, Samus Aran doesn’t miss. That’s one of the fundamental truths of the original Metroid Prime, the first-person sci-fi game that came out on the Nintendo GameCube in 2002. You lock her gun onto a target and fire. She hits it every time.
“At E3, there was one game we introduced that left fans with some questions,” Nintendo’s Bill Trinen said today in a Nintendo Direct, which was basically an indirect way of acknowledging the backlash to the multiplayer-centric shooter that the company unveiled last June. Fans still seem upset about it.
Artist Eric Ridgeway started a fan project with classic heroes, and how they’d look beyond the Game Over screen, after being defeated.
You may well have played Super Metroid. But when you did, you played it the way Nintendo wanted you to play it.
Metroid: The Sky Calls is an 11-minute, fan-made short film that shows Samus having a very bad day at the office. It is—relative to the scope and budget—very, very good.
But the end result is totally worth it.
I hear Metroid Prime is a pretty good game. Let’s stream it!
Ridley’s waiting for Samus atop the the Chozo Artifact Temple. Canadian LEGO builder Jared Rosenblitt remade Metroid Prime’s semi-final battle with LEGO bricks and man those cracks on the floor sure are detailed.
My annual interviews with Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime are upbeat affairs. He’s always feeling good about the line-up and remains unruffled as I pepper him with as many questions about as many topics as I can squeeze in.
E3 2015’s top head-scratcher so far: Why would Nintendo bring back their dormant Metroid franchise, a series known for fairly quiet, careful solo sci-fi exploration, with a multiplayer shooter that’s also a sports game? Good thing I had a half hour with the game’s producer to find out.
Following a more than five-year drought since the last Metroid game, Nintendo is bringing back their space adventure franchise with what looks to be a multiplayer-centric first-person game that, at least from its debut trailer, doesn’t feature much (or any?) of Samus Aran.
Two teams of three players attempt to shoot a ball through a shrinking goal in Blastball, a 3DS game with a Metroid-vibe making its debut during competition at the 2015 Nintendo World Championships.
Nintendo gamers of a certain age knew the trick: type “Justin Bailey” into the password screen of Nintendo Entertainment System classic Metroid and the game’s hero would change outfits. Fast forward—oh my god, I’m old—twenty-nine years later.
You’re looking at Super Metroid, but you’re also look at Metroid Fusion. Slowly but surely, the two Metroid games are becoming one, thanks to an intrepid modder.