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Nintendo explains Metroid link-up

Suits you Samus

Nintendo has been harping on about the Metroid Prime/Metroid Fusion link-up capabilities for a while, but now the publishing giant has relented and explained just what a link cable can add for Metroid nuts, and there are two major benefits.

The smaller of the two is the ability to play Metroid Prime using suits from Metroid Fusion - Fusion adds a series of new suits for Samus to help navigate planet SR388, and upon completing Prime, players will get the opportunity to don Fusion's armour, altering the whole gameplay dynamic if we're guestimating this correctly (a fine art).

The most significant thing a link cable can offer you though, is the chance to unlock the original NES Metroid for play on the GameCube. Now that's a bonus, eh? By completing Metroid Fusion and Metroid Prime and linking the two, players can play the original Metroid on the Cube, and this bonus edition even features a proper memory card save system, dispensing with the classic password system.

That's almost worth buying a GBA-GC link-up cable for, no?

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