Video games need more "Call Me Ishmael."
Remember how it blew your mind when you found out that the character you'd been jumping and shooting with in the first Metroid was a woman? Well, it turns out she was hiding a lot more than long, flowing locks under that Varia Suit armor.
First shown at last month's Comiket, this Metroid: Other M statue features heroine Samus in her Zero Suit. Here's a better look, because this figure deserves one.
The latest Metroid game, Other M, took some...liberties with the universe's story, and what it did to hero Samus in particular didn't go down too well. Many people blame the game's developers, Team Ninja for this, but that's not very fair.
You've bought Nintendo product, registered it online, and collected Club Nintendo coins for your effort. Nintendo repays you with a Metroid screensaver, Donkey Kong posters, and a giant AR card you could have printed out yourself!
Nintendo wanted to sell a million copies of Metroid: Other M, which wasn't a bad game. They won't, not by the end of the year in America, and now they're trying to figure out why.
Nintendo is warning players away from Metroid: Other M's potentially game-breaking locked door bug in Sector 3, but if it's too late for you and your save file, you're going to have to mail away for a fix.
Metroid: Other M has a game-freezing bug. In Japan, Nintendo has a fix. It involves sending things on a truck.
Last year, top tier Samus Aran cosplayer Thaís Jussim promised to strip down from Metroid's famous Varia Suit to the infamous Zero Suit introduced in Metroid: Zero Mission. Looks like the Brazilian Metroid fan's made good on that cosplay promise.
If you can speak the language - or justify spending big money on a game box - check out Japan's fancy slip-cover edition of Metroid: Other M.
After all these years of spelling Metroid a certain way, Nintendo and Team Ninja go and pull an Other M on us. How will the assembled video game critics handle this new consonant?
This showed up on my doorstep this morning. Nice, vibrant print, but an abstract watercolor would have been cooler.
This game was made by brave people.
This is the Metrod Other M commercial, showing us a live-action version of heroine Samus. We showed it to you earlier, but it begs to be compared to other live-action Metroid spots.
Looks like somebody at Nintendo HQ has been looking at the way Halo is marketed and thought, yes, that'll work for Metroid, too.
Team Ninja's upcoming Metroid: Other M is heavy on story. But what if you haven't paid attention in past Metroid games? How the hell will you know what's going on? Allow Metroid's heroine Samus Aran to explain.
Nintendo of America has revealed a slew of release dates for this month and the coming months. Let's dive in.