Metroid Prime Blast Ball hit the Nintendo eShop this past week, offering up a little primer for the full Metroid Prime: Federation Force course to come. The full game arrives on August 21, but for now you can prepare yourself with a lengthy introduction to the multiplayer action, topped off with a brief defense of the divisive art direction courtesy of producer Kensuke Tanabe. More after the jump.
Monster Hunter Generations makes its western debut on Nintendo 3DS this Friday, so Nintendo and Capcom got together to promote one of its many collaborations. This one has Fox McCloud taking over as a Palico, and you can see a sample of the Monster Hunter x Star Fox action after the jump.
Today, Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for the anticipated Metroid: Other M Samus Aran: Zero Suit ver. from Max Factory's poseable figma line. She follows another sci-fi woman warrior with Guyver II F and a Movie Color variant launching last week. All ship in late 2016. Get a look after the jump.
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.