In its first week on sale in Japan, Nintendo 3DS title Metroid Prime: Federation Force only sold 4286 copies, according to Famitsu’s sales data. The game came in at number 20 in the weekly sales ranking.
Despite abundant expectations that it would be bad, Nintendo’s new Metroid spin-off turns out to be very good.
There’s been so much focus on what next week’s 3DS game Metroid Prime Federation Force isn’t that it’s been a revelation to finally play the finished game and see what it is. In the early going, it seems like it might even be a game you can solo.
AM2R is a full scale remake of 1991's Game Boy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus. In the works for years, the fan-made game updates the original to modern standards. It was released just in time to celebrate Metroid’s 30th birthday before the project was hit with a DMCA from Nintendo. Nintendo does not want you to…
Metroid II: The Return Of Samus was released in 1991 for the Game Boy. Project AM2R, some six years in the making, takes that Game Boy game and makes it look, sound and play so much prettier. The fan project got its first full release today, to coincide with the series’ 30th.
Thirty years ago today the platforming of Super Mario Bros. and the exploration of The Legend of Zelda coalesced into science fiction action adventure starring a person in a powerful suit of armor. Shh. Don’t want to spoil the Metroid surprise.
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.