After previously listing it for spring, Nintendo updated everyone on the release dates for Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The shooting action comes to Nintendo 3DS in North America on August 19, Japan on August 25, and Europe on September 2. Hit the jump for more.
Nintendo doesn't make a ton of straight-up bad games, so I'm all for Metroid Prime: Federation Force possibly being good. That hasn't stopped Metroid fans from voicing their discontent with the title since it was first announced, and it certainly isn't the best way to add on to a series that hasn't had a proper new game in quite some time. Hit the jump for the latest trailer.
If you're itching for some more Metroid action, especially after last week's Awesome Games Done Quick marathon, Nintendo has you covered with a Wii U eShop release of 2004 Game Boy Advance entry Metroid: Zero Mission. You can nab it now for $7.99 and enjoy the off-screen GamePad play that comes along with it. Hit the jump for a trailer.
Monster Hunter X just kicked off its collaboration with a handful of Nintendo properties in Japan, with Star Fox, Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda collaborations now available to download at 7-Eleven stores. The three events will run through February 9. Pics and more past the break.
If you've ever seen 3D chalk art you know how impressive it can be. Artist Chris Carlson recently shared a look at the process behind creating a 3D chalk version of Metroid heroine Samus Aran, and you can watch it all go down in the time-lapse video after the jump.
It turns out Nintendo did have a Metroid reveal for E3, but it might not be what people were expecting. In a very short video Nintendo introduced Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a multiplayer game set in the Metroid Prime world. Hit the jump for more.
Capcom came through as promised with a special Nintendo Direct presentation focused on Monster Hunter 4G, revealing a new collaboration in the process. This one is particularly awesome, because it lets you play as Samus from Metroid in special sidequest DLC. Hit the jump for more.
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.