One of the biggest launch titles for Wii along side Zelda will be Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Cubed3 starlet JB has uncovered some interesting facts about the Retro Studios developed title.

  • Samus can go into "hyper mode" as she did in Super Metroid (SNES) at any time for enhanced abilities although increasing your chances of dying.
  • Cinematic improvements from previous additions with the Wii hardware being more powerful to work with than the GameCube.
  • Larger environments, bloom lighting, improved animations and more.
  • Samus can remotely control her ship - lifting huge objects, bombing, area scanning etc.
  • Nunchuck can be used as a grapple with flicking motion.
  • No Multiplayer will be included in the game, but Connect24 will be used.
  • Corruption will be the last in the Prime series, although Metroid will continue to be expanded and taken forward.

It's pretty much what we'd expect from Retro, Metroid Prime re-invented the franchise and its sequel just about kept up. The third installment is set to be a huge hit. Slight disappointment with the lack of multiplayer, but with the time constraints its understandable from a development point of view.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will be a launch title and is set for release later this year.

[via cubed3.com]