Metroid - Timeline
Monday4th Oct 2021
Random Warm Up For Metroid Dread With The Official Series Adventure Book
Play like it's 1989
Make your own adventure books were all the rage once upon a time, at least that's how this scribe remembers the late '80s and early '90s. With nothing but descriptive text, maybe a small number of illustrations, a dice and a good imagination, you would embark on journeys around the world, try to win the league as manager of a...
Sunday3rd Oct 2021
News Retro Studios Scrapped An "Open-World" Idea For Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
It was too ambitious
It's been revealed Retro Studios had rather ambitious plans to make the third entry in the popular Metroid Prime series an open-world game. During an interview with the Kiwi Talkz, Deck Nine Games producer Byran Walker - who was the senior producer on Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, revealed how Metroid...
Friday1st Oct 2021
News Metroid Dread Report Volume 9 Outlines Some Tweaks To Key Features
Also reassures newcomers
Metroid Dread is close, so close, and Nintendo is presumably approaching the end of its 'Report' series on the game. Pleasingly this week's entry is pretty much spoiler free as it focuses on controls, the map and features designed to help players enjoy the game. First of all, if you haven't played all of the main games in...
Thursday30th Sep 2021
News The 'Book4Games' Range Is Expanding To Include Metroid, Zelda And Game Boy Designs
Store your games in style
Not so long ago, we went hands-on with Book4Games' SNES cartridge storage cases – essentially a means of securely housing your loose games in fancy, book-style units. While we weren't totally convinced they were a must-have item, Book4Games clearly found some degree of success, as it's back with more designs – this time...
Wednesday29th Sep 2021
Video Metroid Dread TV Commercials Are Coming In Thick And Fast
Check out the game's latest TV spots
Metroid Dread is so close to launching on Nintendo Switch that we can almost taste it (and the disgusting flavouring that'll come on the cartridge, too). With just days to go until that glorious day, Nintendo's been busy dropping several TV commercials for the game. We've actually shared one of these before –...
Tuesday28th Sep 2021
News Show Your Love For Metroid Dread With These Officially Licensed Switch Accessories
Switch case and controller available to order now
If Metroid Dread's super fancy Special Edition isn't exciting enough, there are now even more goodies to buy that'll let you really celebrate the game's release next month. From accessory maker PowerA, a brand new controller design and Switch case featuring Metroid Dread artwork are set to launch...
News Here's A "First Look" Inside Metroid Dread's Nintendo Switch Game Case
Launches October 8th
The release of Metroid Dread is upon us and to fill in time until its arrival, we present you with what's being described as a "first look" inside the game's retail case for the US market. As you can see, the case itself is quite empty (as most Nintendo game cases are nowadays), but there is some lovely artwork on display -...
Random The Song In This Metroid Dread Japanese Commercial Is A Certified Banger
Nintendo is "so cool"
Nintendo Japan has released a new commercial for Metroid Dread and the song in it seems to be getting a lot of attention on social media. Don't be fooled, this isn't some fan-made clip with popular music over the top of it, it's actually an official advertisement for the upcoming Switch release. Twitter user @ScrewyClassic...
Monday27th Sep 2021
Video We've Actually Played Metroid Dread, Does It Meet Our Expectations?
[The same 'dread' pun everyone else has made]
That's right, we've finally managed to get our mitts on Metroid Dread (temporarily); Nintendo UK were kind enough to invite us down for a good old fashioned preview in their showroom so we could have a go on it using one of those swanky new Switch OLED Model consoles to boot. Our expectations were high,...
Friday24th Sep 2021
Deals My Nintendo Store UK Adds An Accessories Bundle Prize Draw For Anyone Pre-Ordering Metroid Dread
Update: In addition to the free gift bundle, you'll be entered into a prize draw
Update (Fri 24th Sep, 2021 12:30 BST): Anybody who pre-orders Metroid Dread or any bundle featuring the game from My Nintendo Store UK will now automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of 10 Metroid D
News Nintendo Direct Offers Up Even More Metroid Dread Footage, And It's Still Looking Epic
Just two weeks to go!
With Metroid Dread's 8th October release date looming ever closer, it was hardly surprising to see the game featured in yesterday's Nintendo Direct – hype for the title has been sustained by not one, but two brand new trailers that aired during the show. As expected, the game still looks like it'll be an incredible outing...
Wednesday22nd Sep 2021
News Metroid Dread: Here's A Closer Look At The Deadly Areas You'll Explore On Planet ZDR
The latest Metroid Dread report is here
Nintendo has dropped the latest edition of its Metroid Dread report, giving us a great look at the areas you'll be exploring when the game launches on Switch next month. As you may already know from all the footage shared so far, Metroid Dread takes Samus on a new adventure through Planet ZDR. This unexplored...
News Metroid Dread's Samus And EMMI amiibo Delayed In UK And Europe
Nintendo apologises and offers new date
Nintendo has announced that the double pack of amiibo set to launch alongside Metroid Dread next month have unfortunately been delayed across the UK and Europe, and will no longer appear at retail on 8th October as planned. Instead, the amiibo will now launch on 5th November. In a statement shared to social...
Monday20th Sep 2021
Random Nintendo Shares Gorgeous Metroid Art That's Just Perfect For Your Phone Wallpaper
Get 'em downloaded
Metroid Dread is just weeks away from launching on Switch and everyone's getting a little too excited – okay, maybe not everyone, but we are so shush. It's probably pretty handy, then, that Nintendo's decided to drop a collection of gorgeous Metroid art for us to hoover up and use as we see fit. Yes, in a Twitter thread today,...
Sunday19th Sep 2021
News Nintendo's Global Marketing Campaign For Metroid Dread Continues
This billboard was spotted in Mexico!
The release of Metroid Dread is fast approaching and it seems it's not just Japan that's getting behind MercurySteam's upcoming Nintendo Switch release. Over in Mexico - a large billboard has been spotted, and it's got some fans of the famous intergalactic bounty hunter in a state of disbelief. Again, this is...
Wednesday15th Sep 2021
Video Nintendo Drops A New Metroid Dread Commercial
'Find Your Power'
We're just over three weeks away from the launch of Metroid Dread and Nintendo's keeping the hype train rolling with a brand new commercial. You can check it out for yourself above; there's gameplay footage as you'd expect, a voiceover that tempts you into a purchase (not that we need any convincing), and even a quick spotlight...
Sunday12th Sep 2021
News Nintendo's Metroid Dread Marketing Campaign Is Well Underway In Japan
Nintendo has been criticised in the past for not giving the Metroid series enough spotlight compared to certain other franchises, but it seems things will be different this time around. Ahead of the release of Metroid Dread next month, Nintendo is rolling out the red carpet for its intergalactic bounty hunter. In addition to all of...
Friday10th Sep 2021
News Metroid Dread Overview Trailer Keeps The Hype Rolling Ahead Of Next Month's Launch
And offers a closer look at the Chozo
With less than a month to go until launch, Nintendo has released a brand new overview trailer for Metroid Dread. And yes, it still looks incredible. You can check it out for yourself above; you'll find plenty of gameplay and action to enjoy, as well as a more detailed look at how the two new amiibo will work...
Tuesday7th Sep 2021
News Nintendo Changed The Culture At Retro Studios Following Metroid Prime Crunch
Mike Wikan reckons Prime 4 "will be great"
Thanks to a recent interview on Reece Reilly's Kiwi Talkz podcast, today has brought some rather interesting details around Retro Studios and Nintendo. We've had the humorous tale of how the blowing mechanic was added to Donkey Kong Country Returns, and some
News Metroid Prime Trilogy Had A Core Dev Team Of Four, Surprisingly
Original designer "knew where all the skeletons were buried"
Earlier today we shared a rather nice detail about the development of Donkey Kong Country Returns, courtesy of an excellent interview on Reece Reilly's Kiwi Talkz podcast with former Retro Studios developer and senior designer, Mike Wikan. Naturally a lot of the interview focused on the...
Monday6th Sep 2021
News Hand-Drawn Game Guide Kickstarter Taken Down Following "Legal Trouble"
Update #2: "We did not receive a cease and desist"
Cor, look at 'em Update #2: Phillip Summers has taken to Twitter to clarify some reporting around the cancellation of the Hand-Drawn Game Guide Kickstarter campaign. He states that "the party involved has been polite and I'm hopeful something can get worked out. They have every right to act as they...
Friday27th Aug 2021
Talking Point As The Fan-Made 2D Metroid Prime Game Is Shut Down, Where Do You Stand On Nintendo's Takedowns?
EMMIs in pursuit mode
Earlier today we reported that another impressive-looking fan-made Metroid game — a 2D reimagining of Metroid Prime this time — has been shut down after the makers received an inevitable cease-and-desist communique. Nintendo wasn't specifically named, but there are no prizes for guessing the "certain games-related company"...
News Fantastic Metroid Dread Trailer Shows Off Frantic Gameplay And A New-Look Kraid
October can't come soon enough
Nintendo has dropped a brand new trailer for Metroid Dread, and wowzers is it looking good. The clip shows off some brand new gameplay footage, as Samus skates and dances around each murky area at lightning speeds. We also get a great look at some of the characters you'll meet along the way including what appears to...
News The Fan-Made 2D Metroid Prime Game Has Been Forced To Shut Down
"The announcement you have been dreading"
Back in April, we covered a story about a talented group of developers known as "Team SCU" who were working hard on a 2D version of the Nintendo GameCube hit, Metroid Prime. It was called 'Prime 2D' and at the time, the first demo of the game had just gone live. It was quite impressive, we might add. SCU...
Friday20th Aug 2021
News Latest Metroid Dread Report Explores Samus' Special Abilities, New Trailer Also Released
'The Powers of Samus'
With Metroid Dread's release rapidly approaching – can you believe we're only seven weeks away? – Nintendo has dropped the latest of its special reports which offer deep dives into the game's lore, mechanics, and more, as well as a brand new trailer (which you can watch above). This time around, we get to learn more about...
Wednesday18th Aug 2021
Gallery Nintendo Shares Absolutely Stunning High-Res Super Metroid Artwork
Take a trip back in time
Samus will return this October in an all-new outing on the Nintendo Switch titled Metroid Dread. It's being co-developed by the talented team over at MercurySteam - the same developer who worked on Metroid: Samus Returns for 3DS. In the lead-up to this new adventure, Nintendo has been sharing Metroid history on a special we
Monday16th Aug 2021
News This Metroid Dread LEGO Set Proposal Looks Absolutely Incredible
Another delightful LEGO Ideas... idea
Back in January of this year we reported on a very tasty looking Lego Metroid set submitted to the LEGO Ideas website by creator L-DI-EGO. That proposed set — which included a custom Samus minifigure, her iconic ship, a Galactic Federation Gunship and several different forms of Ridley — officially managed...
Saturday7th Aug 2021
News Project AM2R Creator Celebrates Metroid's 35th With A New Game
Yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of the original Metroid launch in Japan. This wasn't the only Metroid anniversary, either. The fan-made overhaul of Metroid II: Return of Samus – better known as Project AM2R (Another Metroid
Friday6th Aug 2021
Random Did You Know The Name Metroid Was Made By Combining 'Metro' And 'Android'?
Originally, it was going to be called 'Space Hunter'
Rounding out today's Metroid fun, celebrating the franchise's 35th anniversary, it's time to share an interesting little fact regarding the series' origins. In fact, it's actually Nintendo of America doing the fact sharing; in a tweet posted earlier today, the company let fans in on how the...
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...