Metroid - Timeline
Wednesday5th Dec 2018
Rumour Swedish Retailer Lists Metroid Prime Trilogy For Nintendo Switch
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
Random Brie Larson Reveals She Wants To Make A Metroid Movie After Dressing As Samus For Halloween
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
Random Reggie Sparks Metroid Game Awards Reveal Rumours With Tasteful Choice Of Shirt
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...
Friday3rd Aug 2018
News A Metroid Easter Egg Has Been Found In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze After Four Years
Hiding all this time
Nintendo games often have little nods to other franchises cheekily tucked away in hard-to-reach areas, giving fans a nice little burst of happiness and pride when they stumble across them, but this little easter egg inside Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze managed to remain hidden for more than four years. Until now, of...
Sunday22nd Jul 2018
News Head Of MercurySteam Believes Nintendo And Konami Resurrected Spanish Studio
Spanish-based studio, MercurySteam, is best known for developing Metroid: Samus Returns and also working on Konami's Castlevania series - including the 3DS entry, Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. Although the studio’s history has been well docu
Tuesday17th Jul 2018
News Metal Gear Movie Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Wants To Make A "Crazy" Metroid Movie
Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the man who is currently directing a Metal Gear movie adaptation, has discussed his "crazy" ideas for a potential Metroid movie. Vogt-Roberts' love for video games is pretty obvious - not only is he working on a Metal Gear film, but his latest release, Kong: Skull Island, was littered with video game references,...
Monday2nd Jul 2018
News Reggie Reveals Metroid Prime 4 Development Is "Proceeding Well"
N64 Mini is mentioned, too
Reggie Fils-Aimé provided a brief update about Metroid Prime 4 during an interview with Game Informer at this year's E3. Despite the absence of the highly anticipated game from the main video presentation, Nintendo of America's president said development of the title was making steady progress. Last year was...
Monday25th Jun 2018
News This Metroid Space Pirate Cosplay Takes a Different, Retro Approach
*Those noises Space Pirates make in Metroid Prime*
We love a good cosplay here at NL Towers, but it's rare any one cosplay will make us say 'phwoar' in written form. This cosplay of a Space Pirate from Metroid by Dan Cattell shows that you can take a costume idea in any direction you see fit. We're not sure how it all looks from the front, but...
Monday4th Jun 2018
News Metroid Prime 1 & 2 Audio Lead Discusses His Work And Life At Retro Studios
We can dream, eh?
With Metroid Prime 4 now officially announced for Nintendo Switch - please let there be another reveal at E3 this year! - fans of the series finally have something to be excited about after what will be a 12-year gap between entries. To whet your appetite before any further announcements, though, indulge yourself in...
Tuesday16th Jan 2018
Rumour Another 2D Metroid Has Begun Development
E3 2017 was amazing for many reasons, one of which is that this was finally the year that Metroid made a comeback. After the bombshell announcement that Metroid Prime 4 is on its way to the Switch, it was also announced that Metroid: Samus Returns would be coming out in the fall. If recent rumblings are to be believed, then, it would...
Wednesday6th Dec 2017
News Metroid: Samus Returns Rolls In With A SR388 Data File Trailer
Because games that are already out deserve trailers, too
It's been three months since Samus Aran blasted her way back onto 3DS with the nostalgic romp that is Metroid: Samus Returns, so of course Nintendo has released a new trailer to, you know, remind you it exists. Entitled 'SR388 Data File', the video shows off some of the armoured bounty...
Friday3rd Nov 2017
Video You Might Want To Make A Drink Before Watching This Metroid History Feature
The perfect way to fill your lunch break
While Mario and Zelda are often cited as Nintendo's biggest franchises, few video game series attract as loyal and dedicated a following as Metroid. Since the first NES game in the '80s players have become hopelessly immersed in the world of Samus Aran, and after a long period without any new games,...
Thursday5th Oct 2017
Guide Where To Find All The Upgrades In Metroid: Samus Returns
Like any Metroid game before it, Metroid: Samus Returns is full of secrets, passages and loot for the famous bounty hunter to find. Your progression through the game is tied to finding these items as you'll invariably encounter doors, passageways and environmental hazard that necessitate the locating of these gadgets. To...
Wednesday4th Oct 2017
Music Super Metroid's Mother Brain Battle Theme Is Much Less Threatening In Jazz Form
Mega Man, Final Fantasy and Transformers themes also tackled
Video game battle themes are normally strident and forceful, creating tension at moments in a game when rapid responses and cunning reflexes are required. However, Japanese music act Gentle Love - which consists of Metal Gear Solid composer Norihiko Hibino (saxophone) and Etrian...
Thursday28th Sep 2017
Random Metroid and Justin Bailey Revisited - With Some Interesting Finds
The Master Password
With the release of Metroid: Samus Returns, the nostalgia of the heyday of 2D games - and the first three Metroid Games - is hard to resist. While Metroid II is a fine game to remake, most gamers of that era cut their teeth on the first Metroid game, which for the time was a huge, nearly endless adventure,
Wednesday20th Sep 2017
News Metroid: Samus Returns Makes Modest Chart Debut in Japan, as Switch Still Dominates
Sold less than Other M, but a lot more than Federation Force
It's time for the Japanese chart results from Media Create, and this week there are some interesting releases making their mark, including the '2D' return of an iconic franchise that typically struggles in Japan. We're referring to the rather brilliant Metroid: Samus Returns, which...
Monday18th Sep 2017
News Metroid: Samus Returns Makes Top 10 Debut in UK Charts
Rayman just outside top 10, NBA 2K18 on Switch nowhere to be seen
Last week had a few high profile releases across various systems, which means the UK charts are a little more interesting than normal. Well, aside from Destiny 2 staying in top spot. The best new arrival is actually NBA 2K18 in second place, but that doesn't include Switch sales as...
Tuesday12th Sep 2017
Review Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
You know, there’s a reason why they call it 'Metroidvania' and not 'Castletroid'. As much as the Castlevania series took the whole ‘interconnected 2D map’ ball and ran with it over the past decade while Metroid fans had to do without, it’s Nintendo’s series that first defined the rules and, when handled properly, did it best...
Friday8th Sep 2017
News Nintendo Made Us A Better Developer, Says Metroid: Samus Returns Studio MercurySteam
"We are the only studio to have made a Castlevania and also a Metroid"
Spanish studio MercurySteam turns 15 this year, and it's about to have the busiest week of that impressive lifespan. The company's contribution to the Metroid universe - Metroid: Samus Returns - launches on 3DS on September 15th, while Raiders of the Broken Planet - an...
Music Metroid Meets Vangelis In New 70 Track, 5 Disc Fan-Made Album
Gets you in the mood for Metroid: Samus Returns
"What would Metroid's music sound like if it were performed by Vangelis?" This was the question that birthed a new 70 track, 5 disc album by retro gaming enthusiast, music creator and Nintendo Life contributor Gonçalo "Shiryu" Lopes. Shiryu has created works based on franchises like F-Zero,
Tuesday5th Sep 2017
News Metroid-Themed My Nintendo Rewards Come To North America
It's time to spend that bounty
Nintendo has issued a series of Metroid-themed rewards on the North American My Nintendo portal to coincide with the upcoming release of Metroid: Samus Returns. Here are the available rewards: Metroid: Samus Returns theme - 20 Gold Coins Metroid - 50% discount - 250 Platinum Coins Metroid 2: Return of Samus - 30%...
Saturday2nd Sep 2017
Preview Going Back to SR-388 in Metroid: Samus Returns
Exploring strange, old worlds
It’s hard to believe, but we haven’t received a proper Samus-starring Metroid adventure since Other M launched seven years ago - the role of Metroid Prime: Federation Force will always be disputed. Our chozo-suited heroine has finally come back to us in the aptly-titled Metroid: Samus Returns. It’s a...
Monday28th Aug 2017
Feature A Long Journey Through Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Right now Nintendo is building the hype for Metroid: Samus Returns, but it's not been that long since our last game from the IP graced the 3DS. Metroid Prime: Federation Force was divisive (to put it mildly), and is now one year old. Amusingly, our editor Tom Whitehead and reviewer extraordinaire Conor McMahon only recently finished a...
Thursday24th Aug 2017
Video Get Hyped For Metroid: Samus Returns With This Overview Trailer
Welcome to Planet SR388
The Metroid: Samus Returns hype train has officially left the station. Following the Gamescom presentation today Nintendo has now released an overview trailer, which you can view above. In this video you will learn more about the incredible arsenal at the disposal of the legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran and the many...
Watch The Metroid: Samus Returns Presentation from Gamescom 2017 - Live!
With Yoshio Sakamoto and José Luis Márquez
Gamescom 2017 is still in full swing. Following yesterday's Super Mario Odyssey presentation, today's presentation will focus on none other than Metroid: Samus Returns. The presentation starts today at <time>24th August 2017 11am</time> Producer Yoshio Sakamoto and José Luis Márquez,...
Sunday20th Aug 2017
News Series Producer Yoshio Sakamoto Is Interested In Making Another 2D Metroid
"If there is another opportunity..."
After a long absence of 2D Metroid games, plenty of fans were delighted to see Metroid: Samus Returns announced at this year's E3. Now series producer Yoshio Sakamoto has made clear that he's interested in creating more 2D outings for the bounty hunter, and has been talking about his passion for the project in...
Tuesday8th Aug 2017
Video Nintendo Minute Shows Off Extended Metroid: Samus Returns Gameplay
And plugs the amiibo, naturally!
For those eagerly awaiting Metroid: Samus Returns, today brought some lovely news with the announcement of the handsome Samus Edition New Nintendo 3DS. There's also some footage of different areas, with Nintendo Minute pitching in. Along with Sam from the Treehouse they go through some neat areas and also show...
News Nintendo Unveils Gorgeous Samus Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL
Update: This system is also coming to Europe, also on 15th September. Original Article: The 3DS 'family' of systems has had some terrific limited edition hardware, and we reckon this is another to add to the list. The 'Samus Edition' New Nintendo 3DS XL has been unveiled by Nintendo of America, and it'll arrive on 15th September alongside...
Thursday3rd Aug 2017
News Nintendo UK Has Reopened Pre-Orders For Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition
Get in quick!
When Nintendo UK opened up pre-orders for Metroid: Samus Returns a while back, they sold out almost instantly. The pack comes with a retro steelbook case, 40-page Artbook, soundtrack, gold S-Mark pin, Morph Ball 3D keyring and a download code for Metroid II: Return of Samus. If you didn't get one last time, then you'll be...
Monday24th Jul 2017
News Here's What Those Lovely New amiibo Do In Metroid: Samus Returns
Tap for a Metroid marker
The official Japanse website for Metroid: Samus Returns has just popped up and what a beauty it is. Of course, not being Japanese ourselves, we have a hard time knowing what is being said here. Thankfully Japanese Nintendo are at hand with a translation which explains what the Metroid amiibo do within the game: Samus Aran...