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Metroid Prime: Trilogy Now Available for Wii

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Acclaimed first-person adventure series gets updated Wii Remote controls.

Metroid Prime Trilogy hits North American store shelves today and now is your chance to experience these amazing classics again, two of them with completely updated Wii motion controls and 480p presentation.

You can check out the official press release below for more information and a taste of what you can expect from this amazing Metroid Prime gaming package.

Your local movie theater is no longer the only place to find a blockbuster trilogy. With today’s release of Metroid™ Prime: Trilogy for the Wii™ video game console, Nintendo is offering a spectacular, all-in-one action saga, combining all three critically acclaimed Metroid Prime games on one special-edition disk with updated Wii motion controls and wide-screen presentation. Delivering an unforgettable experience to series newcomers and veterans alike, Metroid Prime: Trilogy carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Each copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy contains three games: Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2 Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The first two games, originally released for Nintendo GameCube™, have been updated for play using the innovative Wii motion-control system that debuted with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. These controls bring a new level of immersion and freedom to these award-winning games. Also, for the first time ever, all three games are rendered in a vivid 16:9 wide-screen presentation. Players can now select the game they want to play through a unified main menu that ties together all three adventures, and gain access to bonus materials through a new in-game unlockables system.

Each copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy comes in a Collector’s Edition metal case with a protective slipcover, and includes a special art booklet highlighting content from all three Metroid Prime games. Metroid Prime: Trilogy was developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo, the same developers that created the original games for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems.

Metroid Prime is a landmark series that remains one of the most innovative and influential examples of what first-person gaming has to offer,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Metroid Prime: Trilogy, we’ve created a special package for our dedicated fans that celebrates and reflects the passion that they feel for these games.”

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We'll have a full review of Metroid Prime Trilogy very soon, so keep an eye out for it.

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User Comments (39)



Stuffgamer1 said:

This is NOT available on the East Coast today! Maybe out West, but we get it tomorrow. I hope that avoids somebody wasting a trip!



Corbs said:

I just called Gamestop here in Texas, and they have it in stock. As was stated above, can't guarantee it's out everywhere, we just go by Nintendo's press releases.



Objection said:

@Stuff, Corbie, Magi-That's how GS runs; they get it on release date and sell it the next day. Buy it somewhere else, like Best Buy or Wal-Mart.



Corbs said:

Glad I don't have to worry about 1st party Nintendo titles anymore now that we get these review copies. Membership does have its privileges.



Hardy83 said:

I am hesitating too since i have all 3 games.

Motion plus for 1 and 2 would be nice, but not 50 dollars nice. The same goes for the visuals. I'm just not finding it worth it.



Machu said:

I sold my trilogy when i caught word of this awesome edition, and have been without Prime for some months now. Now, I'm desperate to jump back in, all other games will be forgotten whilst I rediscover this beautifully atmospheric shooter/adventure. Pure classic!

But I still have to wait 11 days, no fair!



Rum_Rapture said:

I own Corruption, but I'm going to trade it in along with a few other unwanted games and get me some sexy Trilogy action. MMM.



Stuffgamer1 said:

@Objection_Blaster: WRONG! I work at the Gamestop I called, and I know for a fact that we did NOT get it in shipment today! There's extra shipping time on most games because they tend to ship from the west coast. They can apparently make it as far as Texas, but not all the way to Maryland.

The only games we hold after getting shipment before selling are street dated, just like every other store does (except for the morons who break street date and usually get caught and fined).



fudgenuts said:

@Stuffgamer1: That's exactly what happened to me with Super Mario Galaxy. I live in New York, and I went to get the game on launch date, November 12th. I walk into GameStop, ask for the game, and they didn't have it! I was so mad! Luckily I got the game a day after



MetalMario said:

I don't have the first two, but I have the third. I didn't find much point in playing the thrid, since I didn't get the first two. Maybe sometime I might get this.

But for now I'll just wait for Other M.



SwerdMurd said:

Amazon's sending it now. Why do all you people still use Gamestop? It's 49.99 when Amazon is almost ALWAYS 46.99 or less without shipping or tax. Come on people! If you can wait 2-3 days, Amazon = win. PS3 game - Gamestop - $60, Amazon - $53-$57, without fail.

Mine should be here tomorrow. So excited to play through Prime's hard mode again. Psyched for MP2 as well, as I don't remember it nearly as well as the first (MP1 was played, a week straight, during a snow-in week in Maryland during highschool...anyone else that lived in New England in 2003 remembers the storm) and it made such an impact, whereas MP2 was slowly played over the course of several months when I wasn't doing insane amounts of schoolwork or playing Paper Mario 2.

What of the multiplayer-mode from 2? Please tell me they retooled it and are releasing some form of it? AND PLEASE REMOVE THE SLOWDOWN WITH 3 OR 4 PLAYERS!!!!! It made non-2 player really, really weak.



Objection said:

I see, well that's how it has always been at the Gamestops near me, in the Midwest. Either way, Gamestop isn't the place to buy new games, anyway.



SilentJ said:

I'm in California and I called Gamestop to make sure they had it but the employee said I could pick it up tomorrow. What a bummer. I was really looking forward to playing today. The only reason I even pre-ordered from Gamestop was because of the free shirt & poster. Otherwise I would have ordered from Amazon.



Shinjix2 said:

Freekin gamestop sucks.....Can't get my preordered copy till tomorrow..... at least I get a Metroid Shirt



blackknight77 said:

I was surprised to hear that all of the games are on one disc. How cool is that! You don't even have to switch out the games. Bravo to Retro studios for doing that.



Ian_Daemon said:

I just received a message from a local GameStop telling me that the Trilogy will be available for pick-up tomorrow afternoon. (and I only pre-ordered from GS because there are three local stores)



Stuffgamer1 said:

The shirt and poster are definitely good reason to get the game at Gamestop.
I also have personal reasons, because I work there! With employee discount, the price comes about even with Amazon most of the time, and I'm helping my job security a little bit by funding the company I work for (given recent drops in profit at Gamestop, I need to do my part!).

That said, I reserved Dissidia on Amazon because the reservation bonus was actually far superior to Gamestop's (music CD vs. special box art? No contest!), plus Squenix e-mailed me an Amazon coupon code for an exta $5 off the price, which actually DOES make it cheaper than Gamestop for me!

Anyway, the bottom line is that a lot of us have to wait until tomorrow to get this game, and Layton as well. One day won't kill us anyway, though I wish announcements about releases didn't come before the entire country had titles in stock.



Shinjix2 said:

I agree about waiting, its just how they advertise the game as it being released on the 24th. not that it wont be available till the 25th. and whenever it is received. I live out in BFE and drove 45 minutes to get it only to be turned down... I'm starting to feel sympathetic with penny arcade. I love the people that work there but Gamestop as a company overall frustrates me.



Stuffgamer1 said:

@Shinjix2: That's why I always recommend calling ahead, and usually adding that day for the game to actually come in. Sorry you wasted all that time and gas driving out there, but at least you know better for next time now, right? Just view it as a learning experience and it's not SO bad, I guess.



Shinjix2 said:

Yea, I knew better but assumed. Given that I used to preorder Working Designs games all the time and suffered game delay hell with them (which they always somehow made it worth it) I made a day out of today anyways but I'll be anxious to play it.



suburban_sensei said:

When I checked out on, I didn't look at the "add a store" option, so it will probably take a few days to get to my house. I am not too bummed though, since i have played each game, I can wait a few days. Also, it was cool they they gave me 10 dollars off my next purchase, since they were out of posters. Gamestop did pretty good as far as bonuses go.



Giggsy said:

@ Corbie It does have its privileges for your Corbie! Not all members of the team get review copies! Cough.



anthonyb said:

This is great! It's too bad I have so many games to finish... I'll have to wait on this one.




Getting it hopefully today, since I live in texas (yall)
Corbie is Texan! Where are you from, or in? You give me ideas! Good good ideas! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!



Megumi said:

I hope to pick this up tomorrow...if the store still has it, I hope so. XD




My store doesnt get it till 2morrow!!!!! At least I reserved it today for that poster and T-shirt... Anyone wanna buy these?



The_Cow said:

Well I for one think GameStop is alright; it's just a game store people! And game stores like GameStop are good for also finding rare copies of old games you know; as well as buying new games when they come out!

On subject:
These past few months have been pretty great for me; since I've pre-ordered & gotten awesome games! Punch-Out Wii in May, Wii Sports Resort at the end of July; & I'm going to get Metroid Prime Trilogy tomarrow as well for the end of August! I've been pretty happy with all of my purchases!

Plus I've never fully played either of the Metroid Prime games; so my experience playing them all back to back will be super sweet once I get my copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy! Plus I'm still psyched for the bonus shirt & poster; if I probably get at least one of them from GameStop!



SKTTR said:

if you have already have the metroid primes get the new professor layton game instead.

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