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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...

Weirdness: There's a Metroid in my Spelunky

There's a Metroid in my Spelunky

A cross-over too good to be true

Spelunky with a dash of Metroid — it sounds just as bizarre, yet as appetising, as pea and ham soup. That’s why this weird match-up has now been made a reality by mod maker, joey4track. To publicise his unique creation exclusive to the PC version of the game, he passed the modification onto YouTube personality...

News: Mother Brain Revealed As An Enormous Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Mother Brain Revealed As An Enormous Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Mother NO!

If Samus in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. is ultimately going to be heavily influenced by the design from Metroid: Other M, then perhaps she'll be less the silent and deadly hunter from the Metroid Prime Trilogy and more prone to flashbacks, fearing the past and generally being full of angst. The latest assist trophy may, then, send our...

News: Check Out This Stained Glass Art With A Nintendo Twist

Check Out This Stained Glass Art With A Nintendo Twist

Heart (container) of glass

Let's be honest - when looking for festive gifts this year, an elaborate piece of stained glass artwork to hang in your cathedral / average-sized home might not be the first thing that springs to mind. However, the gallery of Rick Daniels' work showcased on his Etsy site may be just enough to tempt you. A self-taught...

News: Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of Candidates For A New Metroid Game

Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of Candidates For A New Metroid Game

Discusses Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the future of Samus

The UK Official Nintendo Magazine published its 100th issue this month, which is a pretty impressive milestone, and to celebrate it sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto and spoke about several things, including Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Metroid. During the interview,...

News: Metroid Fan Film Fundraising Campaign Demolished After Claim From Nintendo

Metroid Fan Film Fundraising Campaign Demolished After Claim From Nintendo

It's now "the subject of an intellectual property dispute"

Two weeks ago we reported that a Kickstarter campaign emerged for a fan-made Metroid film titled Metroid: Enemies Within. Its goal was to reach $90,000 to bring the 10-minute Hollywood-style film to fruition, and had Christian Cardona on board, who has worked on shows such as Bones, Lost...

Video: This Super Metroid Animation is Rather Impressive

This Super Metroid Animation is Rather Impressive

Let's all dream of a full animated series...

So, things have gone a bit quiet with the Metroid franchise. Metroid: Other M divided fans on the Wii, 3DS ambassadors received a copy of Game Boy Advance title Metroid Fusion, and the IP made an appearance in Nintendo Land. None of those have quite satisfied fans in recent years, it's safe to assume...

News: Metroid Fan Film Seeks Crowdfunding For Completion

Metroid Fan Film Seeks Crowdfunding For Completion

See Samus in full Hollywood glory

If you're a fan of Metroid and have some spare cash lying around, you may be excited to know that a new Kickstarter project has been opened to fund Metroid: Enemies Within, a ten minute live-action fan film. "Fan film" might be a slight understatement, as the project is being helmed by Christian Cardona, an Emmy...

Review: Metroid (Wii U eShop / NES)

Metroid (Wii U eShop / NES)

By Zebes, it’s Metroid on the Wii U

The NES section of the Wii U's Virtual Console expands by another notch with the addition of Metroid, regarded by many as one of the best entries that amazing series has to offer. The great news is that it's every bit as wonderful as you remember; the bad news is that it's no more interested in holding your hand...

Video: A Young Person Plays Super Metroid

A Young Person Plays Super Metroid

Y CAN'T METROID CRAWL

I've been playing a videogame called Super Metroid Primes this week. It is not very good. When I saw that Dave had given the game a perfect score in his review last week, I was very excited to try it out for myself, especially considering that it was only 30p (or 30 cents, if you're on that side of the pond) on the Wii U...

News: Super Metroid Symphony Album to be Released on 19th March

Super Metroid Symphony Album to be Released on 19th March

Another arrangement from the Synthetic Orchestra

While many enthusiasts and talented musicians create terrific remixes or orchestrations of popular game soundtracks, not all are as prolific or well-regarded as the Synthetic Orchestra. The creation of Blake Robinson, the studio is his project to take well known themes from various sources — many...

News: WayForward Would Like To Make A Metroid Game

WayForward Would Like To Make A Metroid Game

Will you be signing the petition?

WayForward, the developer behind games such as A Boy and his Blob, Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition, and the upcoming 3DS title Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?! has expressed its desire to make a Metroid game. Responding to a