It can be easy at times to assume Nintendo just doesn't think about its Metroid franchise too much, but the series is still getting some love. Kotaku spoke with Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi, now general manager of Nintendo's Software Planning & Development team, who said the company is currently having internal discussions about what they can do next. Read on for more.
One of this month's Club Nintendo rewards is perfect for building up to the release of A Link Between Worlds. For 150 Coins, you can download arguably the best Zelda game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, to prepare for Link's follow-up adventure. More after the jump.
OK, so Metroid: Other M isn't exactly hailed as the greatest thing to happen to the series. Some folks didn't appreciate the way the narrative portrayed Samus, for instance, but despite that, the Wii game is getting its own stage in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. Peep a screen past the jump.
We see less of Samus Aran than we do of Nintendo's other lead characters--the determined bounty hunter just doesn't get as much time in the spotlight. Spend five missiles at the jump (sorry, had to put a red door somewhere) and check out a beautiful fan animation inspired by Samus' legendary Super Metroid adventure!
If you missed out on Max Factory's slick 1/8 scale Metroid: Other M Zero Suit Samus figure, you're in luck. The figure is getting a re-release, and is now up for pre-order, with availability scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013. Pics and more past the jump.
Set to ship this month, Metroid tribute "Infestation" is the latest video game inspired work from Ukiyo-e Heroes. The woodblock print was designed by Jed Henry and hand-printed in Tokyo by David Bull with materials and techniques authentic to those used centuries ago in old Edo, Japan. Watch the process after the jump.
The Did You Know Gaming? series of video game trivia clips is back again with a look at Nintendo's Metroid franchise. Check out a nice selection of info after the jump.
Pixiv artist Mafen is well aware of the allure of Square Enix's cute Theatrhythm Final Fantasy characters, and has taken to imagining other iconic dudes and dudettes in the same style. Check out the artist's spin on Cobra from Space Adventure Cobra, Link, Samus, and Fire Emblem's Lyndis past the break.
While we all know a new Mario game is headed to the Wii U, what about some of Nintendo's other legendary IPs? Hit the jump to see what Shigeru Miyamoto has to say about the return of Metroid and Star Fox on Nintendo's upcoming HD system!
Back in May, two Samus Aran figures were announced for Good Smile Company's Max Factory line. Yesterday, Good Smile Company finally revealed more details for these two figures including pricing and dates. Read on for more details and pictures.
From the ongoing CharaHobby this weekend in Japan comes news that Max Factory will be releasing a Samus Aran figma from Metroid Other M in Spring 2012. More information on the second figure after the jump.
Samuel Ascher-Weiss (a.k.a. Shnabubula) and Gabe Terracciano are two very talented video game fans, and they recently used their musical skills on the piano and violin, respectively, to pay tribute to Metroid's 25th anniversary. Check it out after the jump!
Harmony of a Hunter is the perfect release for fans of the Metroid series, gathering a slew of musicians from a variety of genres in an effort to cover the franchise's venerable tunes. Hit the jump to check it out.