Metroid

Retro Redux: NES Quest – New Vote

How random selection works on NES Quest. As I promised earlier this week when Bionic Commando was revealed to be the winner of the last vote on NES Quest, here’s a brand spanking new set of four NES games for you to vote on (again, chosen at random): Recommended by Justin Riley, Gargoyle’s Quest II and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Recommended by Eric Abrams, Metroid. Recommended by ...

The calm before the storm: Infendo’s E3 2014 predictions

E3 2014 is upon us, which is a blessing (and a curse for the stress and writing workload) for many game journalists and bloggers like us at Infendo. In a span of a few short days, Nintendo will be unveiling new games for the Wii U and 3DS and possibly some other surprises along the way. The excitement and anticipation alone has made myself included continue to dub E3 “Gamer Christmas.” We have alr...

Should Retro studios return to the Metroid series?

I was thinking this over the last few days wondering what Retro Studios will work on after Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze. I know many people want Metroid Prime 4 and I do too but how about Retro works on a new Starfox game. A series I think could do with a reboot because the storyline for that game license is getting out of hand due to it being passed around without a consistant developer. If Ninte...

Metroid-inspired platformer coming to the Wii U

One of the many things that’s sorely missing from the Wii U library is a return of a one Samus Aran. Luckily though, Varia Games is up to the task as we wait for the next installment in the Metroid franchise. ReVen, a sci-fi platform shooter created by Austin Morgan and John Rogeles is now currently planned for release on the Wii U and PC sometime next year. Much like Metroid, ReVen has play...

Video: Super Metroid reimagined as a cartoon series

Ever wished that Super Metroid was its own animated series? Well, artist Dave Rapoza has done just that with his latest video depicting Nintendo’s SNES classic as a full-fledged animated series. The short clip runs at just under a minute and a half, but shows Samus gunning through familiar locals on the planet Zebes and encountering an enemy that may or may not lead her to a certain stolen M...

Metroid U? Retro Studios Is Entertaining The Idea

Many Nintendo fans have been wondering if we will see out favorite heroine make an appearance on the Wii U, and when.  Although there is no confirmation that such a game is in development for Samus, Kelbaugh, Tanabe, and Tabata have shared that they have some ideas with Venturebeat.  One such thought is to create an attachment for the gamepad that will allow it to become a “zapper of sorts&#...

What does Nintendo need to bring to E3?

Sony and Microsoft both have next gen consoles on the way. Soon. This much we know for sure. As for whether or not they will be show stoppers and garner enough support to take whatever momentum the Wii U has gained in the last few months remains to be seen. Nintendo can control their own destiny with a good showing at E3 and beyond. What should Nintendo bring to the table? Read on to hear my thoug...

Metroid Prime 10th Anniversary Retrospective

November 17, 2012, will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Metroid Prime on the Nintendo Gamecube. It is in this editorial that we’ll look back at the game’s development history and legacy. Every console generation, there comes a game that is remembered for its expansive and addictive gameplay, critical praise, or place in the lexicon of gaming lore. These types of games are the mov...

Miyamoto Talks Metroid, Zelda, And Wii U

In a recent interview with French website, Gamekult.com, Miyamoto was asked a series of questions about his role in the Wii U development, the future of Metroid, and how link was named. Of course, there is not a lot of new news in the interview, but there is hint at a new Metroid (beyond Nintendoland’s Metroid Blast). I have translated the interview from French to English, below.  Please exc...

Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run

Last week I featured an article about a NES tribute album called NEScapism.  This week, I have another tribute album to introduce you to! I received a message from the webmaster of a Metroid fan website called Shinesparkers.   He wanted to let us know about the upcoming release of a fan arrangement album they are putting together called Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run, an expansion to an album they ...

Video: Metroid Lore in a Minute

The fine folks of the YouTube channel Lore in a Minute! have recently compiled a Metroid-specific edition of their humorous video game backstory videos. The video, in rapid-fire succession, details Samus Aran’s origins all the way to the end of the original Metroid, along with some bits you may or may have not known about.  In addition, the video asks the all-important question: Why have the...

Video: Metroid fan film made on a $200 budget

Video game fan films are becoming more and more of a common occurrence through the Internet. Some of these fan-made videos range from serious/pet projects to just a straight unabashed parodies. The common thread between these though is that each were made on a modest budget. Well, that is, a really, really, really modest budget that could be covered by one’s paycheck from a fast food joint. ...

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