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News: Awesome Fan Album Metroid Cinematica Released Today

Awesome Fan Album Metroid Cinematica Released Today

Music to our ears

A young composer by the name of Sam Dillard has been hard at work composing and compiling his tribute to the spectacular music of the Metroid series, and has announced that the album is available to download right now. The 16 tracks on offer are all based heavily on tracks from the Metroid series as you might expect, but these are...

Video: You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Samus Aran In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Samus Aran In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Bounty Hunter Ultimate

It has already been revealed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is getting some interesting crossovers, but this latest one is perhaps the best yet. Nintendo has posted a new trailer which shows Metroid's Samus Aran — in both her armoured and Zero Suit guises — kicking monster butt within the eagerly-awaited 3DS title...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explains Why 'Metroid' Can't Crawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explains Why 'Metroid' Can't Crawl

Bravo, Nintendo, bravo

Miiverse is wonderful in various ways, and since its launch with the Wii U in November 2012 it's even thrown up a meme or two. An iconic example is the y cant metroid crawl (sic) thread that was widely spotted following the Virtual Console release of Super Metroid; whether legitimate or the work of a prankster, it was rather...

News: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for this Orchestral Metroid Album

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for this Orchestral Metroid Album

Paying homage to a very special lady

Composer Sam Dillard is in the process of producing an album of music from the Metroid series called Metroid Cinematica, and aims to release it during October. The music promises to be more of a re-imagining than a simple repeat performance of the original tracks. Certain moments from different themes will be...

Rumour: Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Was the studio once considering a Metroid project?

A former Next Level Games concept artist's portfolio is making Metroid fans' minds race with the possibility the studio had been working on or considering a new entry in the series. The artwork, which includes a stylized version of Samus in full Power Suit as well as two boss creature designs,...

News: Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

A treat for the old eardrums

Music from video games is something that not many people outside the gaming circle really recognise or appreciate, so it's all the more encouraging when groups of people – be they large or small – band together in order to create a new experience from established melodies. Many of the classic themes from the Metroid...

News: Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash Bros. 3DS

Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash Bros. 3DS

New Zero Suit Samus outfits as well

The infamous rising-lava stage Brinstar has been confirmed for a return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. During Sakurai's pic of the day, he revealed a new costume design for Zero Suit Samus based on her Metroid: Zero Mission final design, and was very clear to point out that the slightly risqué design was...

News: Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

You'll want to hang Wil Overton's awesome art on your wall

Ever wondered what kind of appearance famed bounty hunter Samus Aran would sport if she'd been designed by Hanna-Barbera instead of Nintendo? Allow famed UK artist Wil Overton — formerly of Super Play and Rare fame — to show you. He's produced this amazing piece of artwork which is now...

News: Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't Have Been Made If Nintendo Had Listened To The Fans

Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't Have Been Made If Nintendo Had Listened To The Fans

"Every once in a while, you have to learn to not listen"

Ken Lobb is now employed as Creative Director of Microsoft Studios, but Nintendo fans will recall that he was a big part of the firm back in the days of SNES and N64 — heck, he even had the "Klobb" gun in Rare's GoldenEye 007 named after him. Before he departed Nintendo in 2001, Lobb was...

News: This Metroid Game Boy Advance Design is a Treat

This Metroid Game Boy Advance Design is a Treat

Perfect for celebrating Metroid Fusion's arrival on Wii U

Metroid Fusion is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console, which is good news as it's rather brilliant. The arrival of Game Boy Advance titles on the Wii U also gives portable gamers with longer memories or retro leanings an excuse to look back wistfully on the original platform, the...

Talking Point: Super Metroid's 20th Anniversary Reminds Us Of What We Are Missing

Super Metroid's 20th Anniversary Reminds Us Of What We Are Missing

New Metroid games must be coming, right?

Today brought us a notable landmark, with the much-loved Super Metroid celebrating its 20th Anniversary. It's enough to make some of us feel old, but more importantly acts as a testament to the title's exceptional quality; you can play it now on your still shiny Wii U and it stands up to scrutiny. Visually...

Weirdness: Samus Aran's Metroid Backstory Re-imagined as a Love Song

Samus Aran's Metroid Backstory Re-imagined as a Love Song

Samus does Glee

It seems that a number of Metroid fans quite like Samus Aran to be a largely silent, steely-eyed killer. Or, at least, they don't want her to be an emotionally unstable — swerving from distant monotone narration to being frozen by childhood trauma — young bounty hunter daft enough to slowly burn to death until given permission to...