Nintendo unveils Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Screenshots, new single and multiplayer details, and confirmation of an E3 showing.

Perhaps in response to recent reports (based on magazine scans posted to the web), Nintendo has updated its official website with a product page unveiling Retro Studios' Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, shedding a little more light on plot, multiplayer details, and virtually confirming our report that the title will debut at the platform holder's pre-E3 press conference on May 11th - with the game more or less certain to appear at the trade show the next day to boot. The Nintendo.com update also brings us official screenshots to replace those grainy mag scans.

According to the blurb on the page, Echoes sees Samus Aran sent to a planet "torn into light and darkness". "Hunted by a mysterious entity and a warring race called the Ing, Samus Aran must explore the light and dark worlds of this doomed planet to discover secrets and augment her suit's weapons and abilities," it says.

The page also offers a little more information on the game's recently revealed multiplayer options. As previously stated, up to four players will be able to go at it, and according to the blurb they will be able to search for weapons, grapple across ceilings and use Morph Ball form to escape their enemies. Sadly there's no sign of the broadband adapter icon on the page, so network play is still unconfirmed, but we'll expect to hear much more about the game at this year's pre-E3 conference on May 11th.

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