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News: Metroid: Zero Mission Looks Set for a 14th January Arrival in North America

Metroid: Zero Mission Looks Set for a 14th January Arrival in North America

You can stop asking for it now

Every week we post the European and North American Nintendo Download Updates, the first on a Monday and the latter on a Thursday. The regional subsidiaries match up with some releases, but the Virtual Console is one area where they each follow their own path. North American Wii U owners, in particular, have been...

Video: See What it's Like to Play Super Metroid on its Side

See What it's Like to Play Super Metroid on its Side

What will they think of next?

As one of the standout games in its genre, Super Metroid has been played and beaten countless times by fans throughout the years. It's a particular favorite due to how it's very friendly to speedrunners and sequence breakers, who discover new ways to get around obstacles and barriers that should technically be...

Video: Jessica Chobot Is Samus Aran In This Lavish Fan-Made Metroid Short

Jessica Chobot Is Samus Aran In This Lavish Fan-Made Metroid Short

In space, no one can hear you turn into a morph ball

Let's face it - Metroid would make a brilliant movie. A strong female lead, sinister alien forces and entire universe to explore; the franchise is ripe for the Hollywood treatment. Perhaps one day it will happen, but for now we'll have to take this stunning fan-made short, which stars video gaming...

Rumour: Dataminers Dig Up eShop Listings For Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Skyward Sword And Metroid: Other M

Dataminers Dig Up eShop Listings For Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Skyward Sword And Metroid: Other M

Following in the footsteps of Twilight Princess HD

We recently reported on a rumour which seemed to suggest that Nintendo is currently working on a HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii U. Since then, dataminers have discovered references to other titles, including Super Mario Galaxy,

Random: Blizzard Keeps Up The Nintendo Love By Including Samus Aran-Style Outfit In Heroes Of The Storm

Blizzard Keeps Up The Nintendo Love By Including Samus Aran-Style Outfit In Heroes Of The Storm

Closest you'll get to a new Metroid game this year?

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm is a big deal on PC right now, offering a MOBA experience which pulls in characters from the company's famous back catalogue of video games. As we've previously reported, it would seem that the guys at Blizzard are massive Nintendo fans, but if you require more...

Video: Metroid in Unreal Engine 4 is Shiny and Slightly Strange

Metroid in Unreal Engine 4 is Shiny and Slightly Strange

10/10 for effort

It's all the rage, despite Nintendo joining the HD age in 2012, for fans to produce classic big N franchises in modern game engines. With the Unreal Engine not being formally supported on the Wii U - though games using the engine can be ported to the system - it seems to be a popular choice for aspiring programmers. It wasn't long...

Exclusive: MercurySteam Has Been Working On A Metroid Prototype For Wii U And 3DS

MercurySteam Has Been Working On A Metroid Prototype For Wii U And 3DS

Update: Anonymous developer tried to leak the game three months ago

Update: Since we posted the original story, we have since come across this curious post from 4chan's /v/ board (click that link at your own risk) which appears to show a member of Spain's development community attempting to leak the existence of MercurySteam's Metroid. The post...

News: Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Dread "literally looked like a port of Fusion on DS"

Just recently we shared the most recent work of Unseen64, which produced a devastating expose of the doomed Project H.A.M.M.E.R., highlighting the problems between North American studio Nintendo Software Technology (NST) and Japanese management. It was an episode that, ultimately, didn't reflect...

News: Metroid Prime: Federation Force Producer Explains Why Samus Aran Isn't In The Game

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Producer Explains Why Samus Aran Isn't In The Game

"If we have four 'Samuses', that would be odd"

Engadget has been speaking to Metroid Prime: Federation Force producer Kensuke Tanabe about the game, its origins and how it plays. While the title has gained a lot of hate from various parties online, it's actually shaping up to be a very interesting team-based shooter - and it would appear that it

News: Metroid Prime: Federation Force Is The Metroid Game You Didn't Expect, Or Perhaps Want

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Is The Metroid Game You Didn't Expect, Or Perhaps Want

Multiplayer 3DS action in the Metroid universe, Next Level Games coding

Everyone wanted a new Metroid at this year's E3, and Nintendo has delivered one - but not in the form you might have wanted. Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a 3DS multiplayer title coded by Next Level Games which features four-player co-op missions - online or local - set in...

News: Unofficial Metroid Prequel Uses The Original NES Hardware To Impressive Effect

Unofficial Metroid Prequel Uses The Original NES Hardware To Impressive Effect

Metroid: Rogue Dawn is coming later this year

Will we see a new Metroid game at this year's E3? Fans will certainly hope so, but in the meantime we can all get excited about a fan-made prequel which uses the original NES hardware for that extra degree of authenticity. Metroid: Rogue Dawn takes the original title and hacks it apart, building an...

Rumour: A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS Got Cancelled in 2012

A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS Got Cancelled in 2012

Samus just can’t catch a break

Metroid is a series long overdue for a sequel. Regaining relevance after the excellent Metroid Prime series by Retro Studios, it seemed like the franchise was here to stay. Unfortunately, after the highly polarizing Metroid: Other M in 2010, Nintendo's been pretty frosty towards the series and has been hesitant to...