Metroid Prime 3

Metroid Prime Trilogy: Out of Print!

Here’s a story that’s been making the rounds: Metroid Prime Trilogy has gone out of print.  The Coffee With Games blog noticed that it was no longer selling as new at Amazon, and decided to inquire to the big-N themselves for more info.  After a few emails, he mined the following comment regarding Metroid Prime Trilogy: “….it is no longer being shipped.  When first intro...

Retro Studios talks Metroid Prime developement

A cool little documentary from the Nintendo channel on the Metroid Prime series. Anyone else pumped for the upcoming release of the Metroid Prime Trilogy?

Play on Wii: Metroid Prime Brief Hands on Impression

Recently Wired Blog got the chance to take a shot at the “Play On Wii” version of Metroid Prime, and they have noticed a few changes. Changes that would be considered improvements by some, and most of these enhancements were implemented in Metroid Prime 3. You can view a summary of all of the changes after the jump.

72 Hour Metroid Marathon

Another group of speed run hooligans are spreading word of their upcoming 72 hour long Metroid Marathon. Hit the jump for full details on how you can watch, and win prizes. Did I mention a copy of Metroid Prime 3 signed by Retro Studios is involved?

Three reasons Metroid games aren’t selling

Okay, so Metroid isn’t exactly a commercial flop. But if Samus ever decides to spend some social time with Mario and Link, she’d better keep a thick skin; they’d chuckle at her comparatively modest sales. Within the overall industry picture, the Metroid series has always been successful. But by Nintendo’s standards, it has failed to captivate the amount of players the compa...

Lead designers say goodbye to Retro Studios

Metroid Prime designers Mark Pacini (lead dev), Jack Mathews (game engineer), and Todd Keller (art director) have left Retro Studios for “unknown reasons”. The trio developed the entire Prime trilogy, and has been with Retro from the beginning. Rumor spread fast that the three had left due to Retro being shutdown, but IGN has confirmed that the developer will not be closing their doors...

The release you’ve been waiting for…

I know a lot of people felt sore that us Wii owners here in Japan got Super Smash Bros. Brawl a little bit early, but I thought it’d make you all feel better to let you know that Metroid Prime 3 Corruption just hit Japan a few days back. That’s right, a 6 month delay! And what did they spend all that time doing? Adding online play? Nope. How about Japanese voice-overs? Nah- it’s ...

Medal of Honor controls better than Prime 3?

It does according to IGN’s Matt Casamassina: I just want to put it out there: Medal of Honor Heroes 2 officially beats the pants off Metroid Prime 3 in the FPS control department. This is the new Wii benchmark, period. Not even close. Seriously. Wait until you get a load of how beautiful the controls are A first-person shooter on Wii with better controls than Metroid Prime 3, not to mention ...

G4TV’s Sessler pans Corruption controls

While the tension of Samus Aran’s latest battle with the Mother Brain is still tantalizing the gamer nerve, and while the epic conclusion of the tale of universal phazon corruption is still fresh in the memory, dust off that GameCube controller and give the original Metroid Prime a spin. Really, go ahead. Loaded up? Wonderful. Now blast through the introductory space station for a moment; if the...

Metroid Prime 3 ‘Dread’ reference a ‘coincidence’

Lovers of a Metroid 2D revival were hit with a setback today as a reference first pointed out by IGN’s Matt Casamassina was squelched in an MTV interview with Retro. MTV: What’s the story behind the apparent reference in “Metroid Prime 3? to “Metroid Dread,” the rumored but never-confirmed 2D game some fans hope is being made at Nintendo? Pacini: “It’s not what you think it means...

Will PS4, Xbox 3 have motion/pointer controls?

Having fallen in love with Metroid Prime 3’s vastly superior first-person controls, I’ve gotta ask: {democracy:16}

Metroid Prime 3 sales for first week

The unofficial sales numbers rolled in listing some surprising results. Metroid Prime 3 has managed to shift over 400,000 copies in its first week. Andy Robinson, over at CVG, clearly summed up the success… Metroid managed to shift over 400,000 copies in total, which must be big news for developers ogling at Nintendo’s console and proves that traditional “hardcore” games can ...