Monday25th May 2020
Second time lucky?
There have been ongoing rumours about the Metroid Prime Trilogy coming to the Nintendo Switch for a few years now, yet it's still nowhere to be seen. Is it real, is it fake? Nobody is entirely sure, but it seems to keep popping up here and there. In the latest update, we've now got a Swedish retailer by the name of Inet claiming...
Friday15th May 2020
Could it have anything to do with the 2D Metroid rumours?
The reveal of Paper Mario: The Origami King for Nintendo Switch has seemingly added weight to those March rumours about the Super Mario remasters. If you go back even further to the start of t
Monday11th May 2020
Joining recent Halo and Crysis developers
It would appear that Retro Studios, a subsidiary of Nintendo which is currently working on the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4, has once again been hiring a number of talented industry folk to bolster its ranks. As spotted by VGC, the Texas-based developer has brought on a number of new VFX artists - the...
Sunday10th May 2020
Ranking Samus' adventures
What's the best Metroid game of all time? Well, we're about to tell you just that with our list of all Metroid games ranked from worst to best. As is the case with these lists, we've taken all the opinions of Team NL along with a host of other variables, put that data into a blender, mixed it into a delicious smoothie,...
Friday17th Apr 2020
Featuring an extra room
Before we had the internet at our fingertips, players had to call up companies and ask for some assistance when they got stuck in a video game. One Nintendo game a lot of people found a little confusing at times was the 1994 title, Super Metroid. Back in the day of the Nintendo Power hotline, gameplay counselors were using a...
Wednesday15th Apr 2020
Starts later this week
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is back with another weekly event. This time around it's a "Screw Attack" tournament - based on one of Samus Aran's most iconic moves in the Metroid series, and featuring the item of the same name. As usual, this event will start on Friday (in this case, 17th April) and will run for a total of three...
Saturday29th Feb 2020
Life after Nintendo's takedown notices
You might remember a really impressive fan-made overhaul of Metroid II: Return of Samus – better known as Project AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) – that was released in 2016. Ever wondered what the creator has been up to since it was shut down by Nintendo? Well, it was actually a dream outcome for him in...
Thursday20th Feb 2020
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...
Monday17th Feb 2020
The team is growing and growing
Retro Studios has hired another pair of talented designers as it continues to work on Nintendo's Metroid Prime 4, according to a new report. VGC says that Mark Capers, previously of New Super Lucky's Tale developer
Monday3rd Feb 2020
To help out with Metroid Prime 4, right?
It's been just over a year since Nintendo announced it had restarted the development of Metroid Prime 4. Since then, Retro Studios has been recruiting like no tomorrow. Now, according to VGC, the Texas-based studio has hired DICE's art director Jhony Ljungstedt. He's helped with the art direction for...
Saturday18th Jan 2020
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...
Monday6th Jan 2020
Every shred of information on the upcoming Metroid Prime sequel
Metroid fans have had some ups and downs when it comes to Nintendo's haunting space-based series, but it's been a while since we'd seen everyone's favourite bounty hunter outside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The most recent outing for galactic bounty hunter Samus was 2017's excellent...
Tuesday26th Nov 2019
Do we believe it?
If there's one series that almost always has us desperate for more, it's Metroid. It's (potentially) lucky then, that the latest rumours suggest a whole lot of Metroid love is headed our way. Self-professed gaming leak group, LeakyPandy, has shared an update to social media which talks of Nintendo's supposed plans for the Metroid...
Sunday24th Nov 2019
Years after its release
Metroid Prime was a massive game during the GameCube era, generating a huge following and a sequel on the same system. Despite this, one glitch in the first entry which has seemingly gone unnoticed over the years has now reportedly been discovered by a Reddit user known as angelar_ who suffers from insomnia. You see, one...
Tuesday29th Oct 2019
This is it, Chief
Retro Studios, the developer currently working hard on Metroid Prime 4, has bolstered its creative talent by hiring Halo series character modeller, Kyle Hefley. The news comes from VGC, which reports that Hefley has been snapped up as Retro’s new lead character artist. You'll almost certainly be familiar with his previous work,...
Friday11th Oct 2019
It’s a bug feature
Of all the developers putting out games today, Nintendo has possibly the best reputation for delivering rock-solid, glitch-free and glorious gaming experiences. The patented ‘Nintendo polish’ is something of a given when you fire up a first-party game - we expect an assuredly smooth, jank-less time where in games from...
Wednesday2nd Oct 2019
"Any objections, Lady?"
Out of all of Samus Aran's amazing adventures, the Wii exclusive Metroid: Other M has to rank as the most divisive. Much of the fan displeasure stems from the characterisation of Samus as a petulant soldier who veers from showcasing strong-willed, petulant behaviour to being crippled by anxiety. Given that Samus had...
Wednesday4th Sep 2019
But it still looks incredible
Now then, we all know that Samus looks the absolute business - we won't hear any other arguments on the matter, thanks - but is that Power Suit of hers really the most suitable bit of kit for space exploration? We didn't expect to be delving into this pressing gaming dilemma today, but this video has left us with no...
Wednesday26th Jun 2019
Metroid Prime 4 might have been delayed, but that won't stop Nintendo from spotlighting Samus in the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit event. Here are the details: The three-day #SmashBrosUltimate spirit event "Metroidmania" starts on 28/06! Check your Spirit Board, because #Metroid characters are coming out of the walls!...
Wednesday19th Jun 2019
"Andy’s contributions to the gaming industry will never be forgotten"
Bluepoint Games has revealed that its co-founder Andy O'Neil passed away on June 10th, aged 47. O'Neil is perhaps most famous to Nintendo fans as the technical lead on Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2, and as principal engineer on Metroid Prime 3. Originally from Birmingham...
A long road ahead
Texas-based developer Retro Studios has tweeted a job listing for Metroid Prime 4. This minor update on the project follows on from April when the company posted multiple job listings on its official Nintendo careers webpage. Months later, the developer appears to still
Sunday9th Jun 2019
Role model games
Yesterday, Electronic Arts kicked-off its E3 2019 celebrations with its 'EA Play' event and the gameplay reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. While it's already been confirmed the title won't be coming to Nintendo's hybrid system, there's still an interesting link this game has with one of the Japanese company's famous series...
Wednesday8th May 2019
The artist obviously never finished the game in five hours or under
Occasionally a piece of concept art for a treasured icon of gaming pops up and we all gawp and have a laugh at how off-model the initial sketches looked before the character was established. Even official takes on characters can be vastly different from the versions we know and love...
Friday26th Apr 2019
Oh Metroid Prime 4, how we desire you so
Retro Studios - the developer behind titles like Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 7 - has posted a number of new job listings today. The company is searching for talented individuals who are passionate about "the Nintendo legacy". You can check out the jobs here if you're...
Thursday4th Apr 2019
Just a cover-up?
Yesterday brought with it a very juicy and - importantly - believable rumour courtesy of US retailer Best Buy. If you missed it, an internal employee terminal suggested that Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past are all
Wednesday3rd Apr 2019
Best Buy Direct
A leak via Best Buy's internal employee terminal suggests Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will all be released on the Nintendo Switch at some point in the near future. This follows the apparent leak of Joker's render in
Wednesday13th Mar 2019
HD Trilogy when?
The Metroid Prime series is hugely popular among the franchise's fanbase - you probably already knew that if you chose to read this article - but the games are starting to show their age a little as technology gallops forward. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is now 15 years old (where does the time go?), with its GameCube visuals naturally...
Tuesday12th Feb 2019
Is Metroid finally on the right track after the Federation Farce?
Nintendo’s announcement that Metroid Prime 4 was effectively being taken back to the drawing board wasn’t exactly the January surprise fans were hoping for; the sizeable delay to this much-anticipated sequel was an understandable downer for fans. Despite disappointment, the video...
Tuesday29th Jan 2019
"There's a bright side to all of this"
Last week, Nintendo’s Senior Managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi revealed development of Metroid Prime 4 had been restarted. The game was apparently not up to the required standards and Nintendo has now appointed Retro Studios to take control of the project. The downside of this is the delay, with the...
Monday28th Jan 2019
Available in the past, present and extreme future
Unless you've been fast asleep since last week, you've probably already heard the news that the development of Metroid Prime 4 is being entirely restarted. Nintendo issued an official statement on the game's progress last Friday, telling us that Retro Studios would now be working on the title and...