You May Have Missed These Mini Metroid Nods

No new game, but Samus's presence is felt

We didn't see a new Metroid game during Nintendo's E3 2011 conference, but that doesn't mean heroine Samus Aran was absent from the show.

The Wii U press kit shows off a multiplayer game where two Wii Remote wielders must escape from a Wii U controller user, piloting Samus Aran's ship around and presumably raining down laser death. The ground troops were also dressed as the famous bounty hunter, though in a considerably more cutesy form.

Samus may not have her own game to shout about, but her influence on Nintendo's game design is still out in force.