Nintendo's Official UK Store is back in the game with another set of pre-orders, offering up a semi-controversial 3DS release and some lovely but pricey figurines.
First of all there's the Metroid Prime: Federation Force pre-order which comes with a mousepad. A slightly odd extra, but it's available for £34.99 here.
The store is also adding three Samus figures for pre-order - all expensive but rather tempting; they appear to be those First 4 Figures items that we're often drooling over here on Nintendo Life.
First up is a standard Samus Varia Suit Figurine; it's the suit from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and is 20 inches tall, costing a hefty £265.99 and due for shipment in January 2017.
Next is the 'exclusive' edition, which is the same thing but with LED lights, also due January 2017. It costs £299.99.
Finally, the store is pitching a discount on the current Samus Light Suit, which has had a 25% price cut to £187.49 and is already available.
Are you tempted to pre-order Federation Force for a mousepad? C'mon, we all need another mousepad. Or maybe the figures are more up to your speed? Let us know.
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I didn't write the game off when it was announced, although it wasn't the Metroid game I or anyone else wanted.
But the Blastball demo/free trial/thing is really really really putting me off.
No way I'm preordering the game. Need to see some reviews.
Nice LED figure.
I already have Federation Force pre-ordered from Amazon though. I'm looking forward to it.
@PikaNick Obviously the mousepad is so that Metroid fans have a nice mousepad to use while they complain about the game on forums.
That Varia Suit Samus model is awesome. Like super amazing awesome. I wish I had that kind of money. I've been getting into game collecting recently, and I just finished my collection of every Metroid game ever released... Every game in that franchise put together today barely costs more than that figurine :/
As a side, I wish it were the Prime 1 Varia Suit with the slightly larger shoulders.
Edit: my autocorrect changed "Samus" to "Samsung". The internet is going to end us all.
I clicked for the figure.
Mouse pad is a bad sign. I wouldn't buy it if Metroid wasn't in the name.
@Dakt You made the only sensible decision.
I wasn't interested in Federation Force, but I thought Blast Ball was pretty cool and I'd like to see a demo of the real game. Still, at least there IS a pre-order bonus at all. Nintendo's not exactly Atlus in such matters.
Dang it, I misread the article as Nintendo selling Samus figurines as Federation Force merchandise, which got me hoping until I realized the Samus figurines are, you know, actual Metroid Prime merchandise.
I don't get it!?? The mousepad Or the figures????? I understand making elaborate figurines for incredible sagas - fondly loved games like a Zelda epic or the Prime Trilogy! Bundling it with Fed Force, a 3DS afterthought of a game no one is really anticipating is .. um .. optimistic!!!
Mousepad! Just what this generation of iPad, tablet, and smart phone users needs.
Why a mousepad of all things? :S
Oh well, this is one promo item I can skip. Save myself a bit of money...that I'll spent on Amiibo cards instead...
@Fiyaball Nicely played!
@Dakt ESPECIALLY in the age of Optical Mice...
Either way, THIS is how I will celebrate her 30th!
Mouse pads make a great night stand cover. Protects the wood from drinks and doesn't let my phone slip off at night when charging.....I only know this cause my son bought me one for xmas last year and I had to do something with it.......
Ooh! First 4 Figures make some amazing stuff. I'm pretty excited about the upcoming Link on King of Red Lions figure. Expensive, but they hold their value really well.
@PikaNick Probably for the people who have nothing better to do then complain about the game on forums
The figures/statutes always look dope but way too expensive and the mouse mat is an odd per order extra but looks good tho.
Figure is really cool... and I would definitely order.... BUT 265£ !?!?!
I'd rather go buy a used car or something for that price
There'd better be an anatomically correct Samus under that suit!
do people still use a computer mouse?
Sounds like they are desperate for preorders but a mousepad of all things?
What, you expect me to use an inferior trackpad?
Really looking forward to this game!
Uh... yes. All the time. What do you use? Only trackpads or smartphone screens?
Make it an oppai mousepad and I'll consider it.
Those figurines are ridiculously priced! Yeah, I know they're a collector's item, but you could buy so much more for that money! I just couldn't see myself ever getting something like this
Wouldn't really work!
Wasn't gonna get the game but after seeing that mousepad...... Instant buy.
I kid. I actually really like blast ball. Had a ton of fun with my brothers and online is pretty nice too. I like the gameplay and don't have that much of an attachment to the Metroid series to complain like a real fan.
@Fiyaball LOL TOO TRUE! Haters gonna hate. It's not even out, and people complain. Next step is we complain about games that COULD come out.
Wouldn't mind some Samus/Zero suit amiibo restocks for those interested in the game, if I get the game i'd probably get a Samus cuz I actually don't have one.
Those statues look lovely. It feels like a year at least since we seen that Light suit Samus. Maybe it was a concept art back then, I know I've seen it before somewhere. They look really nice, they'd want to with those price tags. Need to rob a bank or win the Lottery to justify buying them.
There's irony in that mousepad.
I don't have any raging hate for a game a bunch of rabid gamers can't even realize is a spin-off, I'm simply not interested in it.
Those statues are darn pretty though.
but the figurines might give people the impression that the game is somehow related to metroid.
I don't care about the mousepad or the game, but the figures look nice. (^_^ )
too expensive though, so I instead pre-ordered the Samus Aran Figma Arts figure that comes out this December. Money well spent (and cheaper than the figures above).
@PieNinja Don't give them ideas. They'll totally do it.
@Fiyaball I guess the key to the whole situation is determining whether it's a game worth complaining about. Shouldn't be too much longer till we know.
Love the new Varia Suit Samus. I was in awe the first time I played MP2 at how good her model looked in that game, and I love that that's what they based this statue off of.
Amazing statues. Expensive, but amazing. Really makes me wish it was for an actual Prime game though.
I'm still a bit on the fence about FF; the demo was a nice gesture, but it got boring pretty fast.
*Inserts regret that US doesn't have an Online Nintendo store w/cool preorder stuff.
The mousepad looks pretty nice. Too bad I only ever use a laptop touchpad. The figures are quite impressive though.
Man, Figma should do that Light Suit figure ASAP, such a wonderful design.
You know, a mousepad is actually a perfect metaphor for how I feel about this game.
I want all!!!!
I'm loving blast ball so looking forward to federation force. Didn't think I would enjoy it so much and I've played all metroids
Now those are some very cool statues.
It's not my favorite version of the Varia suit, but the pose and the finish is very nice.
"Obviously the mousepad is so that Metroid fans have a nice mousepad to use while they complain about the game on forums"
"I didn't think of that. That does make sense though"
Lol... You guys have me cracking up reading these posts lol
@EarthboundBenjy just my laptop
@Fiyaball Wait I just thought of something! People (unfortunately) have already! Have you read the countless "This better not be true." hate comments on the NX rumors? If it's just a rumor not all the facts are there, so how do you know you won't like it? Even if you don't like it, your not every company's target audience. >.<
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