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News: Metroid 64 Was This Close to Existing

Metroid 64 Was This Close to Existing

Not that close, actually

There was no Metroid game on Nintendo 64, Samus Aran skipping the console altogether save for a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Series creator Yoshio Sakamoto has revealed in an interview with UK magazine GamesTM that the heroine's history could have been very different, as Nintendo approached a third-party to develop an Aran adventure, but the developer declined..

News: Metroid: Other M Struggles to Ignite UK Sales Charts

Metroid: Other M Struggles to Ignite UK Sales Charts

Debut at #12 for bounty hunter

Despite getting off to a flying sales start elsewhere around the world, Metroid: Other M has faltered in its first week on sale in the UK, coming in at number 12. With a high-profile advertising campaign, generally positive reviews – including our 9/10 rating – and the always-reliable Metroid name, it's hard to see where things went wrong. Fellow new release

News: Metroid: Other M Tops Wii Sales Charts Worldwide

Metroid: Other M Tops Wii Sales Charts Worldwide

Released in Europe today

Samus's latest adventure Metroid: Other M finally finished charging this week, blowing a hole in wallets across both North America and Japan. According to sales data compiled by Gamasutra, the bounty hunter struck gold, topping the Wii charts in both territories. Based on sales information collated from Amazon's sites for North America, Japan and Europe – where the game..

News: Samus Narrates a Trip Down Metroid Memory Lane

Samus Narrates a Trip Down Metroid Memory Lane

Get your plot details in order before the next adventure

Well, now that Nintendo has gone ahead and hired a voice actor for the traditionally silent Metroid: Other M star Samus Aran, we suppose it makes sense that they want to make the most of her talents. What better than to let the now-verbose heroine narrate a retrospective of her adventures with space jellyfish? Not only is it a nice summary of..

News: Sakamoto says Metroid: Other M is a "Perfect Metroid Experience"

Sakamoto says Metroid: Other M is a "Perfect Metroid Experience"

The wait is nearly over

It's been a long wait for Metroid: Other M, but within a few weeks we'll finally know whether or not it's an excellent outing for the bounty hunter. Metroid creator Yoshio Sakamoto certainly seems to think so, even going so far as to say it's the perfect Metroid experience in an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine. But what is Mr Sakamoto's idea of the perfect..

News: People Will Know When Metroid: Other M Arrives

People Will Know When Metroid: Other M Arrives

M for marketing

With less than a month before the latest instalment in the Metroid series hits the shops, it's still not too late to tease gamers with what's in store when they take on the role of Samus Aran in Metroid: Other M. The side-scrolling, 3rd person action game has now got a new game page over on the Nintendo website; with more content to be added in the coming weeks. The game page has..

News: New Metroid: Other M Footage Looks Intense

New Metroid: Other M Footage Looks Intense

ONM ODs on M:OM

With a now-confirmed European release date of September 3rd to follow the North American launch on August 31st, the good ship Metroid: Other M is running at full-pelt now, with the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine running a week-long series of new footage. The first video shows off some of the new cinematics that will feature heavily...

News: Metroid: Other M Launches Across Europe on 3rd September 2010

Metroid: Other M Launches Across Europe on 3rd September 2010

Not long for Samus fans to wait now!

Good news Euro friends, we’ve just had word from the Big N that Metroid: Other M will be launched across Europe on 3rd September. Only a few days behind the North American release date of 31st August which is nice. Not much longer to wait now! To whet your appetite for Team Ninja’s 2.5D reboot of the Metroid saga, why not check out our hands on impressions..

News: Metroid: Other M to Reach Europe in September

Metroid: Other M to Reach Europe in September

Advert tightens launch window

We know that Metroid: Other M is landing in North America on August 31st, but so far there's been next-to no news about when the collaboration between Nintendo and Team Ninja would land on European shores. Now, a Nintendo advert on this week's trade magazine MCV UK offers a little clarification: September. That's all the information the advert had to offer sadly, so..

E3 2010: Metroid: Other M Trailer

Metroid: Other M Trailer

Samus's latest on the move

Some things in the world of gaming never get old: stomping Goombas, matching gems, eating Octoroks. Here's one more for the list: watching this new Metroid: Other M trailer. Showing off less action and more exploration than previous trailers, it certainly looks like the game is shaping up nicely, with great cutscenes and a sense of the spectacular at which Team Ninja..

Rumour: Metroid: Other M to Reach Europe on September 24th

Metroid: Other M to Reach Europe on September 24th

Just a few weeks after Japan

We fully expect to hear more about Samus Aran's Wii-bound adventure Metroid: Other M next week, but Spanish site Pikmin Squad has just posted a rumour stating the game may be on its way to Europe before the end of September. Citing an unnamed Nintendo distributor, the site claims that September 24th is the date gamers across Europe can expect to get their Power Cannons..

News: Don't Worry, You May Get More 2D Metroids

Don't Worry, You May Get More 2D Metroids

"Certainly possible", says Yoshio Sakamoto

As promising as Metroid: Other M looks, not everybody is happy with the direction the series has taken: some would be happier with a straightforward 2D Samus adventure like the days of old. Their prayers may not be falling on deaf ears either, as Metroid overlord Yoshio Sakamoto has hinted the flat...

News: New Metroid: Other M Gameplay Trailer

New Metroid: Other M Gameplay Trailer

Nintendo throw us a bone with a new gameplay trailer of Samus' latest adventure

Nintendo has today updated the Metroid.com Web site with a brand new trailer featuring gameplay from the upcoming Wii game Metroid: Other M. You can check out the trailer here: Only a few months to go until the game is released in the US followed by Europe later in the year.

First Impressions: Metroid: Other M

Metroid: Other M

Hit me baby, one more time

As stunning as Retro Studios' Metroid Prime Trilogy undoubtedly is, we still fondly remember Samus Aran's formative years, and particularly the seminal Super Metroid. It seems we're not the only ones fond of this piece of the bounty hunter's history however, as Team Ninja and Tecmo's take on Nintendo's sci-fi franchise...

News: Nintendo No Longer Publishing Metroid Prime Trilogy in US

Nintendo No Longer Publishing Metroid Prime Trilogy in US

Get it while you still can!

Blogger Coffeewithgames recently noticed that Amazon US had stopped stocking Metroid Prime Trilogy a few weeks back. He fired off an email of enquiry to Nintendo about the status of the title and got a response from Nintendo. "Unfortunately, Metroid Prime Trilogy is no longer being shipped. Having said that, you...

News: Metroid is the Citizen Kane of Games

Metroid is the Citizen Kane of Games

Comparison confuses design director

Outside of the gaming media, videogames rarely find much airspace, and at times suffer large-scale ‘video nasty’ shock stories. However, when ABC News ran a favourable webcast, comparing Metroid Prime Trilogy to Orson Welles' renowned cinematic classic Citizen Kane, Mark Pacini, the series' design director, was shocked by the report. I found out about it..

News: Prime Yourself for More Metroid

Prime Yourself for More Metroid

Developer interview teases possible DS outing for Samus

We may still be recovering from the majesty of Metroid Prime Trilogy, but a recent interview with the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine has unearthed an even more exciting titbit: there may be more Metroid Prime games on the way. Speaking to the magazine, Kensuke Tanabe of Nintendo said: We are always planning to make new games in the Metroid..

News: More Metroid Prime in the Pipeline?

More Metroid Prime in the Pipeline?

Developer interview hints that the series is far from over

When Retro Studios put the finishing touches to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, it stated that it would be the final game in the series. The announcement of Metroid: Other M - which is being handled by Tecmo's Team Ninja - seemed to confirm this, despite the recent repackaging of all three Prime games in Metroid Prime Trilogy. However, in a..

Features: Metroid's Metal Makeover

Metroid's Metal Makeover

How five guys blasted the series' haunting soundtrack into a whole different genre - without sucking

The trouble with covering beloved music is that it’s so easy to lose something in the translation. Successfully capturing the original work’s intent and mood is atypical; what most often happens when things go south is the heart and soul of the piece are mangled with good intentions. It’s not..

News: Metroid Prime: Trilogy Now Available for Wii

Metroid Prime: Trilogy Now Available for Wii

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..