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 short film starring none other than Metroid's Samus Aran. The film sees Samus, played by Ainsley Bircher, setting out on a journey to the ice planet SR422 to find the Chozo Temple and make some repairs to her suit. Unfortunately for her, a familiar baddie shows up to make things that bit tougher.

This isn't the first time we've seen a fan-made Metroid film – remember the 2015 effort starring Jessica Chobot? – and we've even seen one or two high profile names mention their desire to make a big budget movie over the past few years. Both Captain Marvel's Brie Larson and Metal Gear movie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts have spoken about making a Metroid film in the past, so who knows? As ever, the ball's in Nintendo's court.

Anyway, what did you think? Has this got you even more hyped for Metroid Prime 4? Would you like to see a full-length film arrive in cinemas one day? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to Robbie for the heads up!