Yoshio Sakamoto worked at Nintendo before he co-created Metroid, but it was his sci-fi series - one that that spawned a whole genre - which made him famous.
Archie Comics once entertained the idea of making a series based on Metroid. In fact, it went so far as to commission artist Steven Butler to draw up some concept art.
Ever wonder what Samus would look like in HD? Well wonder no more, as YouTuber CryZENx has made a small tech demo depicting Nintendo's beloved series in Unreal Engine 4.
Metroid has always been a mesh of different DNA: a little of Zelda's exploration mixed in with the acrobatics of Mario and then tied together with some good old fashioned plasma ballistics. Even taking into account that heritage, there was nothing quite like Metroid Prime when it launched in 2002. Coming up to 13 years later, and despite a couple of high quality sequels and almost a decade of increasingly fevered begging from fans, there's been nothing like it ever since.
Metroid: Other M's polarising plot was entirely the work of Nintendo's Yoshio Sakamoto, Team Ninja has stated.
Veteran Nintendo series Metroid celebrated its 25th Anniversary over the weekend.
Team Ninja pays tribute to Other M.
Nintendo has offered to fix the save files of anyone trapped by a door in Metroid: Other M that snaps down and prevents further progress in the game.
IGN has discovered a "game-breaking" bug in Metroid: Other M.
A 3D Metroid game for the N64 very nearly got off the ground, according to Metroid co-creator and Nintendo veteran Yoshio Sakamoto.
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For the first 20 minutes, Metroid: Other M does a decent job of confirming your worst suspicions about just what Team Ninja might do to if it ever got its hands on Samus Aran.
With the start screen out of the way, the game immediately descends into a pretty – and pretty vapid – fug of cinematics, back-story and bizarrely delivered dialogue, while the roving cut-scene director never misses an opportunity to perv over the famous bounty hunter's jumpsuited body. By the time training is completed and a rather mopey Samus dons her armour and answers a distress call that takes her to an abandoned space ship, the more melodramatically inclined could be forgiven for deciding that the series' new caretakers have set out to systematically dismantle everything that ever made Metroid wonderful in the first place.
For a few minutes more, the disappointments continue to pile up. Oh dear, the space station isn't abandoned at all, but is instead filled with a squad of jerky NPC soldiers. Oh dear, one of the jerky NPC soldiers is Samus' old boyfriend. (Boyfriend? Seriously? Did they watch Kirsten Dunst movies together? Did their lips ever meet over a single strand of spaghetti?) Oh dear, another one of them looks like David Beckham. All that's left is for the team behind all those Beach Volleyball games to wedge the camera right inside Samus' unmentionables, and we can all go home and smother ourselves with our fan-made Ridley pillows.
Past is prologue.
The next instalment in the Metroid series is so emotionally charged it brought one of the game's creators to tears.
Not much use unless you speak Japanese, but hey, you might.
Wii exclusive Metroid: Other M will be released in Europe on 3rd September, Nintendo has confirmed.
Wii action game Metroid: Other M will be out in the UK in September, Nintendo has confirmed.
Metroid: Other M designers Yoshio Sakamoto and Yosuke Hayashi have spoken to Eurogamer about their desire to leave their own mark on the famous series, which they hope to do by approaching familiar elements in new ways and investing in the character and story of protagonist Samus Aran.
For years, Yoshio Sakamoto has been the darker, edgier twin to Shigeru Miyamoto - a designer who revels in anarchy, with the WarioWare series, and frightening isolation, with Metroid. As Samus Aran is due for a fresh makeover later this year in the shape of Metroid: Other M, we sat down with both Sakamoto and Yosuke Hayashi, the producer for the game's co-developer Team Ninja, to discuss everything from the challenges of working with too many buttons, to what the Nintendo 3DS looks like from the perspective of somebody who designed games for the company's previous 3D effort, the Virtual Boy.
Nintendo UK has told Eurogamer that changes to US release dates for Metroid: Other M and Sin & Punishment 2 won't be felt in Europe.
Five minutes into Metroid: Other M, Samus Aran already has a new skill. She's talking, and as is often the case when introducing a new mechanic, Team Ninja - the series' latest custodian - has gone a little bit overboard with it.
Nintendo Europe has announced European dates for Super Mario Galaxy 2 and other titles at its London press event.
Nintendo has announced US release dates for Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M and Monster Hunter Tri.
Nintendo Australia has said that both Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M will be summer releases.
Update: Nintendo's told Eurogamer that no release date has been confirmed for Other M in Europe and the uK.
Team Ninja collaboration for Wii.
Nintendo US boss Reggie Fils-Aime unveiled Metroid: Other M for Wii during the company's E3 press conference.