Metroid Fusion News
News Metroid: Zero Mission Screenshots Found On Nintendo Switch Online By Dataminer
Update: More link cable support found
Update [Tue 14th Mar, 2023 14:00 GMT]: After some more digging, LuigiBlood has found even more evidence to support link cable features on Nintendo Switch Online. In fact, NSO has instructions on the link feature for every single game on both the Game Boy and GBA NSO apps. Mario Kart Super Circuit, which is...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 11th)
Zelda? Mario? Metroid? Tell us
Ladies and gentlemen... The weekend. Yes, it's time to wrap up another week and find out what we're all planning to play over the weekend. But first, let's go over what's been going on in the world of Nintendo this week. First up, the excellent Metroid Fusion launched on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack...
News Nintendo Expands Switch Online's GBA Library With Another Classic Title
Samus is back in Metroid Fusion
A week after the original announcement, Nintendo has now officially added the classic action-adventure Metroid Fusion to Switch Online's Game Boy Advance library. This game originally made its debut back in 2002, and has also been re-released on a number of other Nintendo digital services in the past. This particular...
Random Check Out The Director's Cut Of Metroid Fusion's Weird Live-Action Commercial
"First you grow strong... then you grow scared"
We are nearing the release of Metroid Fusion on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack GBA library on 9th March, and it's fair to say that we are all pretty excited. Nintendo published its own advert for the upcoming release just last week, but those after a real throwback might want to check out...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 4th)
Tell us, pleeease
Welcome, one and all! It's been another reasonably busy week here at Nintendo LIfe. We started off with a Pokémon Presents showcase which, according to you fine people, wasn't all that good. The biggest highlight was undoubtedly the announcement of the Scarlet and Violet DLC, which will come in two parts and is officially called
News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online Game Boy Advance Service March 9th
Samus returns in Metroid Fusion
Nintendo originally teased Metroid Fusion as one of the many games coming to the Switch Online GBA library in the near future and now it has confirmed it will be the first title to expand the service on 9th March. To reiterate, that's next week! This entry in the Metroid series originally made its debut on the Game...
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel: Metroid Fusion
X marks the spot
Hello, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last week, we took a look at an upcoming physical release for the Switch in the form of Metroid Prime Remastered. After much deliberation, you fine folks decided that the Japanese variant was the better one, winning 51% of the vote. It sure was a close one! Mind you, it's all...
Feature Samus' Suits, Ranked - Every Metroid Box Art Suit Design, From Worst To Best
"Honey, where's my super suit?"
Metroid's protagonist, Samus Aran, has a rather unique privilege in the world of Nintendo. Unlike characters like Mario, Link, and Kirby, all of whom retain the same general look across their respective franchises (okay, Link is a little more varied than the other two, but still), Samus' basic design can be altered...
Feature 6 Things We'd Love To See In Metroid Prime 4
It's been four years since development was restarted
This week — today, in fact — marks an astonishing four years since the announcement that work on Metroid Prime 4 had been restarted from scratch and shifted over to original developer Retro Studios. We all remember the day when Shinya Takahashi, Senior Managing Executive Officer at Nintendo,...
Talking Point How Were You Introduced To Metroid?
Lets get this morph ball rollin'
In case you didn't know, tomorrow (Monday, August 15th) marks the 35th Anniversary of Metroid's NES launch in North America. That's insane, right? 35 years! Do you feel old yet? In the years and decades since its debut in 1987 ('86 in Japan), the Metroid franchise has gone on to become one of Nintendo's tentpole...
Soapbox 20 Years Later, Super Mario Sunshine Is Still The Best 3D Mario
Defending the GameCube outing on its 20th birthday
What you lookin' at? Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've got on their minds. Today, the overabundance of sunshine from the current heatwave has clearly got the better of Ollie, as he makes wild declarations...
Random Metroid Prime's Logo Went Through 53 Different Iterations
"I wanted to blow my brains out"
Anyone with a background in graphic design or illustration knows just how many different iterations of a logo are required before landing on the perfect end result. It can be a taxing process, but when it comes to a massive game like Metroid Prime, the time and effort is undoubtedly worth it when you see just how...
News Kirby And The Forgotten Land Bags The Franchise's Biggest UK Launch
Another record set on Switch
Kirby and the Forgotten Land has officially achieved the biggest launch in the franchise's history in the UK. Released on March 25th, the latest entry to the 30-year old series has outsold the previous record setter - Kirby Star Allies - by more than double, bagging the number one spot in this week's UK charts. It's...
Feature Seriously, What The Heck Is Going On Inside Samus’ Morph Ball?
5 theories to solve an armour-plated mystery rolled up in an enigma
The Metroid series is now in its 35th year, and over that lengthy period of time Nintendo has happily elaborated on everything from its star’s childhood to flappy parent-killing nightmare Ridley, Metroids, Chozo, and even creepy Phazon-created evil clone. In short, virtually every...
News Metroid Dread Sparks Improved Sales For Past Games In The Series
Metroid games run riot in the eShop charts
With Metroid Dread already looking like a mighty success, both in terms of its critical reception and early sales data, it perhaps comes as no surprise that the game's popularity appears to have kickstarted a flurry of purchases across the entire series. Metroid fever has been running high ever since...
Soapbox 10 Reasons Why Metroid Fusion Is The Best Game In The Series
You clear Fusion
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been pondering. Today, as we look forward to the coming release of the next instalment in the 2D Metroid lineage, Stuart takes a look back at his very favourite game in the series... Hello. Did you know...
Talking Point What's The Best Sound In Video Games?
Our favourite bleeps, bloops, and vwoops
Our summertime Video Game Music Festival has largely, if not entirely covered the wonderful world of soundtracks, which you could probably have guessed from the name. But what about all the stuff that isn't-quite-music? Don't noises deserve love too? YES. So, here you go: Our favourite sounds in video games...
News Nintendo's Latest Metroid Dread Report Looks At 35 Years Of History
With an intriguing Dread tease
As we gradually get closer to the release of Metroid Dread, Nintendo has been sharing multiple 'reports' that showcase different aspects of the game and franchise, along with input from the development team. The latest report has now been localised and celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the franchise, while also giving...
News Metroid Series Tops Wii U eShop's "Best Sellers" List Following Dread Reveal
The return of Samus
Over the past week, Nintendo lifted the lid on Metroid 5 - no, it's not a sequel to the Metroid Prime game we're still waiting on, it's part of the original series dating all the way back to the NES era. This new entry, known as Metroid Dread, is being co-developed by MercurySteam and has already seen pre-order success on Amazon...
Feature A Brief History Of Nintendo’s Home Hardware Add-Ons
A multi-format menagerie
Nintendo’s handheld console upgrades were so common for so long you could practically set your watch by them: the leap from Game Boy to Game Boy Color via the Pocket; the GBA’s evolution from its original battery powered form to the blazing intensity of the Micro’s beautiful
Random The Game Boy Advance Title Metroid Fusion Is Being Recreated In Minecraft
The crossover nobody expected
Minecraft might be more than a decade old now, but somehow the game's community continues to surprise us. While there's been entire calculators and computers recreated within the game before, a Reddit user by the name of Nyubug has now decided to recreate the Game Boy Advance title Metroid Fusion in the base version of...
Rumour Prolific Leaker Says We'll Get Paper Mario And A 2D Metroid This Year
Of course we will
There have been a number of Nintendo-related rumours flying about recently and now the "prolific" leaker Sabi – who has a respectable track record, we might add – is claiming there'll be a Paper Mario game released this year (presumably for Switch), that goes "back to how it was", along with a 2D Metroid game seemingly...
Video The 26 Best Game Boy Advance Games of All Time
Advance to the next level
Every Nintendo system has its gems, but to say we were a bit spoilt with the Game Boy Advance is an understatement. Game after game after game kept being released, and there were so many incredible ones our original list was well over double the size of this one. For the sake of brevity and my own sanity, we cut it down...
Feature Why We're Still Playing... Metroid Fusion
Mitch Vogel on how this portable title improved upon its predecessor
This is a series of features focussed on games that we keep playing again and again, either over an unhealthy number of hours or those that keep getting return visits long after they first graced our systems. After the release of Super Metroid on the SNES, it seemed that the...
News 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...
Rumour 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...
News Nintendo of America Announces Upcoming eShop 'Cyber Deals'
Like Black Friday without the crowds
We're heading into one of the biggest shopping weeks of the year, but Nintendo's keen to accommodate those that don't feel like venturing out into crowded shops. While there are hot releases arriving on the eShop in multiple regions, Nintendo of America has now confirmed that it'll also be running eShop 'Cyber...
Video Join Us For Nintendo Life's Haunting Halloween Night In
No Tricks here, just Treats for your Wii U and 3DS
Halloween is a wonderful time of year to watch scary movies, eat candy and play spooky video games, as opposed to being out in the cold. To help you decide on your entertainment for this ghoulish evening, we've come up with a list of games that can be played on your Wii U and 3DS, with many of these...
Talking Point A History of the Sexualisation of Samus
Exploring the long, complicated history of the bounty hunter's public image
Zero Suit Samus' alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Just this week, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed the new alternate costumes for Zero Suit Samus in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U: “From the ending of
Talking Point Horror and Metroid Could be a Perfect Fit
"Nintendo plays things too safe" is a common criticism we hear from people across the vast swamp of cynicism that is the internet. It is a criticism that has always struck us as a little odd, because it's common knowledge that Nintendo often performs risky Frankenstein-like experiments with its wealth of existing franchises. Just look...
News 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 last...
Nintendo Download 3rd April (North America)
Rusty's the real deal, GBA on Wii U, Batman and more
It's that time once again, North America, when you can see what download delights are available on your Nintendo systems. There are two new titles on the Wii U, three GBA games on the home console, Rusty's free-to-play baseball, discounts and more. Let's get to it. Missed the European Download...
Nintendo Download 3rd April (Europe)
GBA on Wii U, bubbles, monkeys, and a load of discounts
It's Monday, which means Download Update news in Europe. This Thursday's treats include the first three Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console, an AR title on 3DS, a very late retail arrival and a number of tempting discounts. Without further pre-amble, let's get to it. Wii U...
News Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Line-up
Play it on the GamePad is the message
Time flies, and after a busy week in which Nintendo firmed up its Game Boy Advance plans for the Wii U Virtual Console, we're now just days away from the first arrivals. It's certainly an attractive line-up in its early days, filling April with eight releases in total. Some of these titles will be familiar to...
News Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Releases
Pricing and Wii U features, too
Update: Nintendo of America has now announced its Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console lineup and prices, as well as a release date for Super Mario Bros. 3 on the system. Original Article: Just yesterday we reported that Advance
News Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual Console From April Onwards
Metroid Fusion and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga are early highlights
Whether it's the desired platform for the portable's games or not, Nintendo today used its latest Direct broadcast to provide an update on progress bringing Game Boy Advance titles to the Wii U Virtual Console; after a fairly lengthy delay, we know they'll start to arrive in...
Talking Point The Future of Metroid
Where next, Samus?
It’s a big anniversary for Metroid, joining Mario and Zelda in the 25 year club. It’s interesting to note that there hasn’t been much fanfare from Nintendo, with the upcoming 3DS ‘Ambassador’ release of GBA classic Metroid Fusion being the only sign of Samus this year. It seems that as a franchise, Metroid is very much...