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...
Sunday12th Jan 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,...
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...
Saturday26th Jan 2019
“It’s been long done”
No, it’s not some horrible nightmare, Nintendo has in fact announced the development of Metroid Prime 4 will be restarted, with the original developer Retro Studios now collaborating with producer Kensuke Tanabe. Prior to this shock announcement from Nintendo, there were
Friday25th Jan 2019
An open and honest update
Nintendo has issued an official statement updating fans on the progress of Metroid Prime 4. Sadly, development of the game has been entirely restarted. The message comes from Shinya Takahashi, Senior Managing Executive Officer at Nintendo. In the video above, Takahashi thanks fans for their continued excitement and...
Monday21st Jan 2019
With glowing LED eyes
Recently, we shared the news that a brand new Meta Ridley statue was on the way from First 4 Figures. Now, that very statue is available to pre-order, and you can choose between Standard and Exclusive variants to suit your specific desires (although, both options are mightily expensive as you might expect). Estimated to...
Sunday13th Jan 2019
Hand over your wallet
Ridley has made a comeback in recent years. After finally being added to the Super Smash Bros. series as a playable fighter in the Switch version of the game, First 4 Figures is now teasing the antagonist's upcoming statue, based on his meta form featured in the Metroid Prime series. The short clip below reveals reservations...
Wednesday19th Dec 2018
A fitting choice
Last month, Elon Musk got the attention of Nintendo fans by revealing how he tried to convince the Japanese video game company to collaborate with Tesla and release an in-car version of Mario Kart. In the end, Nintendo chose to pass on the idea. Despite being denied by the iconic publisher and developer, the 47-year old tech...
Monday10th Dec 2018
Download and video game trademarks included
Nintendo Co, Ltd. has applied for trademarks for Metroid: Other M and Super Mario Galaxy. Once again, these trademarks cover all bases - making reference to 'program for home video game machine', downloadable video game program', and 'program for smartphone'. In recent times, Nintendo has secured...
Wednesday5th Dec 2018
Here we go again
When Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé was spotted in September wearing a Metroid t-shirt alongside Geoff Keighley, rumours began to circulate that a special announcement would be made at The Game Awards. We're now days out from the annual event held in Los Angeles, so what can we expect? According to Swedish retailer Inet, the Metroid
Wednesday7th Nov 2018
We'd give it a watch
If there's one Nintendo franchise that has the potential to create a genuinely good movie, it's Metroid; with the space wars, aliens, and a lone, mysterious hero at its core, the series seems like a decent fit for a silver screen adaptation. Of course, we've already heard that the Metal Gear movie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts...
Thursday27th Sep 2018
And no, that's not Yves
If there's one game that we really can't wait to see more of, it's Metroid Prime 4. Despite only being treated to a glimpse at the game's logo so far, we, and countless others, have been desperately waiting for more news for a while now. The game wasn't present at E3, but fans are beginning to gain hope that a new reveal is...