August is the 'Month of Metroid'!

To coincide with the launch of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on the Wii this month (if you live in North America that is!) Nintendo have also announced that Metroid on the NES will become available on the 13th of August on the Virtual Console.

European readers can now laugh as they already have it in their shop. ^_^

The real news here is that Super Metroid, the holy grail of 16-bit action /platform games will be available the week after on the 20th of August in North America. This is great news that finally a date has been put on it! Hopefully our pals in Europe won't be TOO far behind!

How's that for a slice of fried gold then?

Via Joystiq