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Guide Metroid Dread: Grapple Beam Location - How To Swing Across Gaps And Pull Grapple Beam Blocks
The Grapple Beam upgrade in Metroid Dread has lots of cool uses, from swinging across gaps to pulling great big blocks out of the way, opening special grapple areas up and allowing you to pull open marked grapple doors. Metroid Dread - Where is the Grapple Beam?: In order to find the Grapple Beam, you'll need to make your way to the...
Guide Metroid Dread Walkthrough: Power Ups, Upgrades, Ability Locations, Missile Tanks And Boss Guide
How to become a ZDR superstar
Hello and welcome to our Metroid Dread walkthrough and guides hub where we'll be helping you get your armoured hands on all of Samus Aran's various abilities and power-ups as well as taking a look at some boss battle and E.M.M.I. strategies to help make your adventure a little smoother. We've also detailed where you...
Poll Metroid Dread Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Have your say...
Finally, after 19 years of waiting, Metroid fans all around the world are about to discover Samus' fifth mainline adventure. Metroid Dread is out on Nintendo Switch today. Despite having a seriously dedicated fanbase, Metroid has always been a franchise with a surprisingly low number of total sales (when compared to Nintendo's...
News UK Retailer Currys Had A Metroid Dread Deal That Was Too Good To Be True
Update: Currys is honouring the £26.99 price!
Update #2: We're getting numerous reports (from social media and our own staff) that Currys has honoured the orders and has shipped them, rather than cancelling them. Fair play, Currys! Update #1 [Thu 16th Sep, 2021 15:45
Video Here's The First 90 Minutes Of Metroid Dread
Spoiler warning, obviously!
We're just hours away from the official launch of Metroid Dread (it's come around pretty quickly, right?), and if you're not too fussed about seeing some of the early scenes ahead of time, you'll definitely want to check out this video. The folks over at Outside Xtra have been busy streaming the first 90 minutes of the...
Round Up The Metroid Dread Reviews Are In
Is it any good?
Metroid Dread will finally be in our hands in just two days' time, and it looks set to be a pretty incredible return for the franchise. Reviews for the game have started flooding in today, including our very own, so we've gone ahead and rounded up a selection of quotes and review scores from a number of different outlets. Below,...
Review Metroid Dread - Quite Possibly The Best Metroid Game Ever Made
And the E.M.M.I. goes to...
After absolutely nailing its first shot at a Metroid adventure with 2017's Metroid II 3DS remake Samus Returns, Nintendo has given MercurySteam another bite at the cherry in which they've chosen to retain many of the unique gameplay elements of their last outing whilst adding a bunch of stealth. It's a risky manoeuvre,...
Soapbox 10 Reasons Why Metroid Fusion Is The Best Game In The Series
You clear Fusion
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been pondering. Today, as we look forward to the coming release of the next instalment in the 2D Metroid lineage, Stuart takes a look back at his very favourite game in the series... Hello. Did you know...
News Older Metroid amiibo Work With Metroid Dread, And They've Been Restocked At My Nintendo Store
Get 'em while you can!
Metroid Dread launches in just a few days' time on Friday 8th October, and if you've got any old amiibo figures lying around, you'll be pleased to know that you'll be able to use them in-game. Some of the Metroid figures from the Super Smash Bros. line (Samus, Dark Samus and Ridley) are compatible with Metroid Dread,...
News Metroid Dread Has Been Leaked Online Ahead Of This Week's Launch
Update: Footage followed by the full game
Update [Tue 5th Oct, 2021 05:30 BST]: Well, it seems more than just footage of Metroid Dread has been leaked online ahead of this week's launch. Here's a bit more information courtesy of the Nintendo dataminer OatlmealDome: Original story [Sun 3rd Oct, 2021 08:05 BST]: It seems M
Video Metroid Dread's Latest Commercial Puts An EMMI In This Poor Woman's Lounge
They got the 'Dread' bit right, didn't they?
Nintendo has published yet another commercial for Metroid Dread, and things are getting real in this one. This latest 50-second spot shows off gameplay, the new Switch OLED (which also launches alongside the game this Friday) and some CGI shots of the terrifying EMMI invading a poor woman's lounge...
News Metroid Dread's File Size Is Smaller Than First Thought
Your SD card will be delighted
Updated details on Nintendo's official website have revealed Metroid Dread's initial file size, and it's actually considerably smaller than was initially expected. Immediately after the game's reveal during this year's E3, Nintendo's website listed Metroid Dread for pre-order, indicating that its eventual file size...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 –...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
News Fans Celebrate All Things Metroid As The Series Turns 35
Happy anniversary, Metroid!
35 years ago today, on 6th August 1986, the original Metroid launched for the Famicom in Japan. The game would eventually arrive on the NES in North America and Europe in 1987 and 1988 respectively, before blossoming into a series of titles adored by fans to this day. Metroid games don't always come around too often...
Random This Vintage Metroid Cosplay Is Terrible, And We Absolutely Love It
"The incredible Samus"
Over the years, Metroid star Samus Aran has been the focus of many people operating within the cosplay arena, and it's easy to see why – she's a powerful individual who happens to wear a seriously amazing suit of armour, so there's scope for some really impressive cosplay creations. However, we should spare a tho
News Metroid Dread Samus And E.M.M.I amiibo Available To Pre-Order At Nintendo UK Store
Go! Go! Go!
The My Nintendo Store in the UK has opened pre-orders for the lovely new Samus And E.M.M.I amiibo set to launch alongside Metroid Dread this October. Available for the standard RRP of £25.99, the two amiibo come together in a special double pack. You can grab them via the link below – orders over £20 qualify for free shipping, so...
News Harmony Of A Hunter Returns Will Bring Us 5 Hours Of Metroid Music
A huge fan collaboration to celebrate the series
Nintendo's iconic franchises give us lots of fan creations, often in the form of extravagant artwork. For Metroid fans that enjoy the franchise music, the 'Harmony of a Hunter' albums (from a collective referred to as Shinesparkers) are among the highlights that pop up relatively frequently...
Video The Complete Story Of The Metroid Series
Get ready for the arrival of Metroid Dread
As soon as Nintendo announced Metroid Dread - the fifth and final entry in the original Metroid story arc, we all had similar thoughts about revisiting the older entries in the series in some way or form. If you can't see yourself playing through these classic titles before the new one arrives this...
Guide Metroid Dread - Release Date, amiibo, Story, New Features, Everything We Know So Far
Dread pirate robots
Revealed as part of the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation, Metroid Dread is the first brand new entry in the classic 2D Metroid series for nearly 20 years. This upcoming Switch game promises to tie a bow on the story of Samus and the Metroids which began 35 years ago with Metroid on the NES. In this guide
News Nintendo Leak Reveals Scrapped Wii Games, Including A Metroid Title From Intelligent Systems
The gigaleak strikes again
Remember last year's 'Gigaleak', when all sorts of secret data and information from Nintendo's vaults somehow found its way online? Well, it appears that even more is now being discovered, including a number of Wii projects that were ultimately scrapped. Plenty of these never-released titles are intriguing, but some will...
Rumour Metroid Prime Trilogy For Switch Ready To Go, According To Industry Insider
Nintendo is just waiting for the "right time"
We've got an update on the long-rumoured Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster that's supposedly heading to Nintendo Switch. According to the proven industry insider and VentureBeat journalist, Jeff Grubb, the development of the Switch version has already been completed and it's now just a matter of Nintendo...
News Metroid Dread Producer Hopes Fans Look Forward To "Future Episodes" Once The Current Story Arc Concludes
What's next for Samus?
Metroid Dread is the fifth entry in the original Metroid series and it's coming to the Nintendo Switch this October. As already detailed, this is the first Metroid game with a new story in roughly 19 years and continues the tale of the interconnected fates of the famous bounty hunter Samus Aran and the Metroids. It also...
News New Metroid Dread Report Outlines 7 Points That Define The 2D Saga
"I’m sure some of you may have thought that the character Samus was named Metroid?"
As part of its early promotion for Metroid Dread, Nintendo has been producing some pretty neat 'reports' that showcase different aspects of the game, along with input from the development team. The latest update focuses on seven gameplay and story aspects that...
News Metroid's Ridley amiibo Is Also Getting A Reprint This October
Just in time for the release of Metroid Dread
From time to time, Nintendo likes to reprint older amiibo alongside newer releases on the Switch. We've seen it before with amiibo from the Zelda line, and now it's Metroid's turn. Following on from the news the Dark Samus amiibo from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be getting a reprint in the US, it's...
Talking Point Can Metroid Dread Be The Franchise's 'Awakening'?
This could be a breakthrough for the series
Over the weekend our lovely folk in the video team posted a detailed chat, above, asking a simple but intriguing question — "Why hasn't the Metroid series traditionally sold well?" It's a good question, and it feels like one with a lot of varied answers. Let's summarise a few, before shifting to a fully...
News A Hand-Drawn Guide To Metroid Is Coming, And It Looks Absolutely Stunning
Pre-orders coming soon
Last summer, the super-talented Philip Summers launched a beautiful hand-drawn game guide for The Legend of Zelda on NES. Available as a PDF or (to a very limited extent) in physical form, the guide featured completely hand-drawn and hand-written pages full of glorious art, tips, maps, walkthrough info and more to help you...
Poll What's The Best Metroid Game?
The reveal and upcoming release of 'Metroid 5', better known as Metroid Dread, has had many of us going back to either revisit games in the franchise or catch up on ones we missed first time round. We compiled our personal ranking of the best Metroid games long ago, but we thought it was time to update that list and let Nintendo Life...
News It Looks Like Metroid's 'Dark Samus' amiibo Is Getting A Reprint
Coming this October
It can be intensely frustrating when desirable amiibo figures go out of active circulation, but Nintendo has made efforts to solve this issue by putting certain characters back into production – and it seems that Metroid's Dark Samus is the next one to get a reprint. US retailer Best Buy has a listing for the figure with a...
Soapbox Super Metroid Showed Me I Had The Right To Exist
Samus & Me
My first experience with the Metroid series was relatively unremarkable: I just bought Super Metroid for my SNES, back when a brand new SNES game was something you could just walk into a local shop and buy. I took its oversized box home, flipped through the glossy Player’s Guide, and noticed something odd — Samus Aran, the...
Video Are 2D Games Worth $60? Jon, Alex And Zion Share Their Own Thoughts
Since Nintendo's announcement of Metroid Dread, there appears to have been a lot of discussion about its price. It's a brand new entry in the 35-year-old franchise and will set you back $60 USD or your regional equivalent. While we've already touched on the topic here on Nintendo Life in a talking point, our video team made up of Jon, Alex...
News Latest Metroid Dread Report Teaches Us All About Samus' Terrifying Enemy, The E.M.M.I.
And info on Samus' new ability, Phantom Cloak
In Nintendo's latest report for Metroid Dread, more information has been provided on the E.M.M.I, a new threat for Samus in the upcoming game and the inspiration behind one of its shiny new amiibo figures. In the game, the E.M.M.I are dispatched by the Galactic Federation for research purposes and end...
Random Internet Goes Wild Over One Incredibly Small Detail In Metroid Dread
It's the little things that count
Not only will we be seeing the return of Samus very soon but also MercurySteam - the same Spanish studio behind Metroid: Samus Returns on the 3DS. Metroid Dread Producer, Yoshio Sakamoto, recently noted how this team is "extremely talented", technically skilled, and has an "incredible understanding" of Metroid...
Retro The Anticlimactic Quest To Find The Person Behind Metroid's Most Famous 'Cheat Code'
Cosmic coincidence or a real person?
If you know Metroid, then chances are you also know the name Justin Bailey. Entering this code (or password, to be more precise) into the original NES Metroid would not only grant you full power, but also a special outfit for Samus Aran. While many passwords of the period were random selections of letters and...
News Metroid Series Tops Wii U eShop's "Best Sellers" List Following Dread Reveal
The return of Samus
Over the past week, Nintendo lifted the lid on Metroid 5 - no, it's not a sequel to the Metroid Prime game we're still waiting on, it's part of the original series dating all the way back to the NES era. This new entry, known as Metroid Dread, is being co-developed by MercurySteam and has already seen pre-order success on Amazon...
News Metroid Dread Is GameStop's Top Pre-Order Following E3 2021
Let's go, Samus!
For many Nintendo fans, the standout announcement at E3 this year was Metroid Dread - the first new entry in the original 2D Metroid series in 19 years. It seems to have everyone buzzing, and as a result - the base game, special edition and Samus & EMMI amiibo have been in high demand. With this in mind, video game retail giant...
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #87 - Metroid: Zero Mission
As seen on your Twitter feed
Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our series of retro box art polls to decide the best regional variants from two or more territories. Last time we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Rare's Battletoads on NES. Europe and North America teamed up with the same cover on that occasion (same as this week, in fact) and utterly...
News Of Course Scalpers Are Already Flogging Metroid Dread's Special Edition And amiibo
Don't fall for it
The prospect of Metroid Dread's upcoming launch has fans of Samus' 35-year-old series super-excited, but sadly – and surprising no one – scalpers have already arrived on the scene to ruin everyone's day. As you may know, the game's being treated to a Special Edition release which comes with extra physical goodies, as well as...
News Metroid Dread Tops Amazon's "Best Sellers" Chart
Samus is back!
E3 might have labelled Forza Horizon 5 the "most anticipated" title of the show this year, but Metroid Dread would like a word. Since its reveal at Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct, Samus' next adventure has become one of the best-selling games - with fans rushing to secure a standard copy, the special edition and the two-in-one amiibo...
Guide Metroid Games You Need To Play Before Metroid Dread
Here's how to catch up on Samus' story
After 19 years away, the Metroid series is finally returning to its roots with a brand new entry into its mainline 2D series. Metroid Dread will be the fifth game in the beloved franchise's core lineup when it launches on Switch this October, and if our chat with the game's producer is anything to go by, that...
News Metroid Dread amiibo Functionality Revealed
Both figures can be used once per day
Alongside the excellent news that Metroid Dread is blasting onto Nintendo Switch this October, yesterday's Nintendo Direct also revealed the existence of two brand new Metroid amiibo – a new Samus figure and the terrifying E.M.M.I. The presentation stopped short of telling us how these figures can be used...
News Yes, The Samus Returns Team Helped Nintendo Develop Metroid Dread
MercurySteam is back!
In case you missed it, MercurySteam - the Spanish studio behind Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS is back for Metroid Dread. While this information wasn't shared during the western broadcast, it was mentioned by the Nintendo Treehouse team and also in a video featuring Metroid Dread Producer, Yoshio Sakamoto, after the show. In...
News Nintendo Says It's "Working Hard" On Metroid Prime 4
It's now been four years since it was announced
While we were somewhat hopeful for a Metroid Prime 4 update at Nintendo's E3 Direct this year, instead we got an incredibly brief update early on during the showcase. The message was delivered by Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi, who said the team at Retro Studios and Nintendo are still hard at work on the...
News Metroid 5 Is Coming To Switch As Metroid Dread, And It's 2D
Samus, we missed you
Metroid Dread is not actually new — it was meant to be the sequel to the 2002 Metroid Fusion — but its original release date of 2006 never materialised. Well, it's time to party like it's 2006, because Metroid Dread is BACK, and it's glorious. The fifth game in the Metroid core series is a 2D side-scrolling platformer,...
News Metroid Prime 4 Was First Announced Four Years Ago Today
Will we see it at E3 this year?
Today is four years to the day that Metroid Prime 4 was first teased to fans, with Nintendo confirming its existence during E3 2017. It's hard to forget that initial tease; a 40-second clip aired during Nintendo's E3 Direct, slowly revealing a giant number '4' to a soundtrack that was instantly recognisable to fans...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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"...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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