Metroid - Timeline
Monday7th Jun 2021
Random Craving More Metroid? Check Out This Impressive Live Action Short Film
A seven-minute fan-made movie
Waiting for Metroid Prime 4 to roll around isn't easy (can you believe it was first announced almost four years ago now?) but here's a little something that should help to calm your cravings. The talented team of filmmakers over on YouTube channel devinsupertramp has released a new, live-action sho
Thursday20th May 2021
News More Hints At Samus Aran In Fortnite Emerge, This Time In A Comic
Samus and the banana man can be besties
Just a couple of weeks ago, we reported an intriguing leak from the Epic vs Apple court case, which potentially revealed the existence of Metroid-slaying heroine Samus Aran in Fortnite. Now, there have been a lot of rumours coming out of the Epic vs Apple case — the fact that all the documents were made...
Tuesday11th May 2021
News 505 Publishing New Game From Metroid And Castlevania Developer MercurySteam
What could it be?
It has been discovered the Spanish-based developer MercurySteam is working on a "brand-new" game for consoles and PC. This information was found within a Digital Bros. financial results PR - with its subsidiary 505 Games acting as the publisher. Digital Bros S.p.A. announces the contract between its subsidiary 505 Games and...
Sunday9th May 2021
News Former Metroid Prime Lead Designer Targeted With Abusive Messages
"The Metroid community is better than this"
Earlier this week, Michael Wikan - the former lead designer of all three Metroid Prime games - revealed on Facebook why he didn't think a Switch port of the Metroid Prime Trilogy was likely to happen. In short, he doubts it will be released
Friday7th May 2021
News Metroid Prime Trilogy Switch Port? Unlikely, Says Former Retro Studios Dev
Samus it ever was
It's another tough week for Metroid fans, as Michael Wikan, the former lead designer on all three Metroid Prime games, took to Facebook to discuss why he thinks a Switch port of the Metroid Prime Trilogy isn't likely to happen. "The biggest issue is [that Retro Studios] no longer has functional editor tools to work with the Prime...
Tuesday4th May 2021
News Samus Aran For Fortnite Discovered In Epic Games Internal Document
Last December, Epic Games began to add iconic video game mascots to its free-to-play battle royale multiplayer Fortnite. First, there was PlayStation's God of War Kratos, and this was followed by the arrival of Master Chief from the Halo series. At the time, it had Switch players wondering if a Nintendo representativ
Thursday15th Apr 2021
News Metroid Prime 4 Developer Hires DreamWorks Talent As A Lighting Artist
Has also worked with Disney and Sony's God of War studio
Over the past year, Retro Studios has been on a mass hiring spree for its highly anticipated release Metroid Prime 4. While this important process seems to have slowed down in recent months, apparently the studio isn't done just yet. Metroid fan site Shinesparkers reports a "Lighting and...
Sunday4th Apr 2021
News Demo For Stunning Fan-Made 2D Metroid Prime Game Released
Return to Tallon IV
Nintendo made the tough decision at the beginning of 2019 to restart the development of Metroid Prime 4 with the help of Retro Studios. Since then (and even before), there's been very little activity on the Metroid front. Fortunately, there is a passionate Metroid fanbase and one talented group of developers known as "Team SCU"...
Thursday4th Mar 2021
News First 4 Figures Reveals Metroid "Samus Helmet" Statue
Update: Now we've got a better look!
Update: Here's a better look at the helmet. First 4 Figures is no stranger to Metroid. Starting with the Metroid Prime Gunship nearly 11 years ago, it showcased a Varia Suit Samus statue last October and, following on f
Thursday21st Jan 2021
News This Metroid Set Could Be Officially Reviewed By LEGO With Your Votes
Update: LEGO Ridley added to the mix
Update: We're happy to report that since our original article was posted yesterday (see below), the fan-made Metroid LEGO project has been catapulted from around 4,800 votes to a whopping 8,900 – just a thousand-or-so away from hitting the goal required to be considered by LEGO. Thanks to the new votes, a...
Thursday3rd Dec 2020
Random Metroid's Samus Trends On Twitter As Fans Speculate Over Potential Fortnite Crossover
Could it be?
It's not every day you wake up to see Samus trending on social media, but the Metroid protagonist is at the centre of conversation this morning – and no, it's not because of a Metroid Prime 4 reveal, sorry! Fans are starting to believe that our favourite intergalactic bounty hunter might have a shot at appearing in the latest season...
Wednesday11th Nov 2020
Rumour Has Nintendo Accidentally Leaked Metroid: Samus Returns For Switch?
Update: More and more evidence suggests it's just an oversight
Update: As shown in this tweet from Shinesparkers, the very same image has been used in the past to show off different games theoretically being played on a Switch, all shared by the same manufacturer behind the Metroid skin. This essentially proves that the image is photoshopped, rather...
Friday30th Oct 2020
Random Your Halloween Costume Can't Compete With This Unreal Metroid Effort
The Chozo-n one
Trick or treating may be off the cards for Halloween this year, but all that indoor time will surely have given you ample opportunity to create the cosplay garb of your dreams, no? Ready for when you can venture out and plunge your hands into communal bowls of candy of an evening, right? Well, it doesn't really matter — your...
News Retro's Hiring Spree Continues As It Recruits Veteran GTA Producer
More talent signs on
Since Nintendo announced Metroid Prime 4's development would be officially restarted at the beginning of last year, Retro Studios has been recruiting new talent for this ambitious project like there's no tomorrow. With this in mind, the Texas-based studio has now hired former Rockstar veteran, Marisa Palumbo, as lead producer...
Friday23rd Oct 2020
Video First 4 Figures Unboxes Its Stunning Varia Suit Samus Statue
It's just mindbogglingly beautiful
Expensive-but-fantastic statue maker First 4 Figures has shared an unboxing video of its delightful Varia Suit Samus figure. Available as a standard edition or a super fancy Exclusive edition that includes LED lights, the figure has entered its 'last chance to pre-order' stage on First 4 Figures' website. The...
Sunday11th Oct 2020
News Retro Studios Seeking Three Product Testers And A Storyboard Artist
The hiring spree continues
Since the development of Metroid Prime 4 was officially restarted last year, Retro Studios has been on a non-stop hiring spree. It's now been discovered by Shinesparkers.net the studio wants to fill three product tester contract positions and a storyboard artist vacancy. The testing jobs were posted on 30th September and...
Thursday24th Sep 2020
News God Of War Dev Joins Retro Studios As Environment Designer For Metroid Prime 4
More talent signs on
Retro Studios has already signed some incredible talent to help it out with the development of Metroid Prime 4, and somehow it's still bringing in the big guns. In the latest update, it's been discovered the studio has hired Santa Monica senior game designer, Jon Marcella, as an environment designer for Metroid Prime 4. He most...
Sunday20th Sep 2020
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #60 - Metroid: Other M
Welcome to Box Art Brawl, the weekly series where we pit regional box art variants against each other in a fight for your approval. Last week the fastest thing alive dropped into the brawl with the seminal Sonic 2 for Genesis / Mega Drive. In a close battle between the three regions, it was ultimately North America who triumphed, with...
Wednesday9th Sep 2020
News Retro Studios Hires Industry Veteran To Help Steer Metroid Prime 4 Development
25 years of experience in games
Retro Studios has hired industry veteran Dylan Jobe to aid the development of Metroid Prime 4, VGC reveals. Jobe's resume is pretty impressive – during a 25-year career he's worked on titles such as Doom, Twisted Metal: Black and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Friday21st Aug 2020
Quiz How Well Do You Know Metroid?
'Y can't Metroid crawl?', for example
The Mario and Zelda games might be at the very top of the Nintendo franchise tree, but for many fans the Metroid series is right up there alongside them. The moody, explorative adventures of Samus Aran have caught the imagination of many players over the years, and Switch-owning Metroid fans are eager to get...
Saturday15th Aug 2020
News Retro Studios Reminds Us It's In Need Of A Lead Producer For Metroid Prime 4
"join us on our journey"
Since Nintendo announced it would restart development of Metroid Prime 4, Retro Studios has been recruiting talent non-stop. In saying this, there are still currently ten positions advertised on the Nintendo careers page for the company. One of these is for a lead producer to oversee the entire project and make sure...
Friday7th Aug 2020
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Has Sold More Copies Than The Entire Metroid Franchise
Sad reacts only
Yesterday, Nintendo revealed that 2020 superstar Animal Crossing: New Horizons has already sold a staggering 22 million copies worldwide. It's a total that makes it the second-best-selling game on Switch despite only being available for a handful of months, already outselling the likes of
Thursday16th Jul 2020
News Series Producer Suggests Metroid Prime 4 'Won't Ignore Casual Players'
Kensuke Tanabe discusses Nintendo's game creation philosophy
Series producer Kensuke Tanabe has hinted that the upcoming Metroid Prime 4 won't ignore casual players, despite being a title that could be perceived as an experience for 'core gamers'. Tanabe, who is responsible for franchises such as Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong and Paper Mario, has...
Monday29th Jun 2020
News Metroid Prime 4 Dev Retro Studios Continues Exciting Hire Spree With Call Of Duty: Black Ops Veteran
The team grows again
Retro Studios, the Nintendo subsidiary currently working on the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4, has reportedly boosted its ranks with yet another industry veteran. As spotted by VGC, the studio has hired Bharathwaj ‘Bat’ Nandakumar as lead engineer. Previously, Nandakumar held specialist engineer and senior software...
Sunday21st Jun 2020
Video Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Mod Adds Samus And Her Gunship To The Game
The galactic bounty hunter arrives in Hyrule
If you're missing Metroid, perhaps this video will help pass the time until Metroid Prime 4 is released. A YouTube Channel by the name of MK (as spotted by Zelda Dungeon) has showcased a "work in progress" by the modder Yainskofso that transforms The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild into a...
Sunday7th Jun 2020
Guide Metroid Prime 4 - Everything We Know So Far
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 thankfully things finally seem to be looking relatively positive for everyone's favourite bounty hunter. After 2017's excellent remake of the Game Boy's Metroid II: The Return of Samus...
Monday25th May 2020
News Swedish Retailer Updates Its Listing For Metroid Prime Trilogy On Switch, Says It's Arriving Next Month
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
Random What's Up With That Metroid Reference In The Paper Mario Trailer?
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
News Metroid Prime 4 Dev Retro Studios Hires Battlefield, Tomb Raider And Borderlands Artists
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...
Friday17th Apr 2020
Random Nintendo's Hotline Guided Super Metroid Players With This Forbidden Map
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...