Internet rumours this week pegged Bandai Namco as being the mystery studio behind Metroid Prime 4 - something multiple sources have now confirmed to Eurogamer as being accurate.
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.
3DS Metroid Prime spinoff Federation Force may not appeal to all Nintendo fans - but a big hint for the next Metroid Prime game likely will.
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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 Prime series boss Kensuke Tanabe has explained the decision to focus the upcoming 3DS spin-off Federation Force on characters other than series star Samus Aran.
Nintendo's next home console Metroid Prime game will now likely not release until the company has launched its next-generation console, codenamed NX.
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.
Nintendo will begin selling digital versions of Wii games on Wii U, the company has annonuced.
Ever wondered how classic Nintendo games would look in first-person with a VR headset? Well wonder no more as YouTuber Chadtronic has made videos detailing his experience combining the Oculus Rift with modded version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Metroid Prime, Ocarina of Time, and Mario Kart: Double Dash.
Wii U games shown in Nintendo's E3 "launch window" line-up could arrive anywhere up to four months after the console hits shop shelves.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime clarified the Wii U "launch window" timescale when pressed as to how soon the console's software would appear.
"Everything that we've shown from a first-party perspective is definitely launch window," Fils Aime told IGN.
Veteran Nintendo series Metroid celebrated its 25th Anniversary over the weekend.
Donkey Kong Country Returns developer Retro Studios is making a game for Nintendo's next home console, according to an online report.
Nintendo's told Eurogamer that Metroid Prime: Trilogy has not been discontinued in the UK.
Nintendo's excellent Metroid Prime Trilogy has been discontinued in the UK, which means shops are being given no more stock to sell.
Metroid Prime veteran producer Kensuke Tanabe has hinted that the series may live on, despite the story coming to a close in Metroid Prime Corruption.
Well now. Those of you who've been keeping track of these Expo announcements will know that each has been a carefully judged and dispensed nugget of wonder, drip-fed to you in order to prevent socially dangerous levels of joy and enrichment. There have certainly been some crackers, and the list of playable games is already studded with enough gems to keep Snoop Dogg happy on a Sunday. Sometimes, however, you just have to up the ante.
Looking back, perhaps the most galling aspect of the GameCube's relative failure was that two of the best games of the past decade never reached a wider audience. Anyone who experienced Retro Studios' twin masterpieces, Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, will know that both of them deserved to be hailed alongside the very biggest brands in gaming.
Simply put, both games excelled at everything they did. The challenge was greater, the design more intelligent and imaginative, with intricate, varied and fully-realised worlds alive with lavish detail and absorbing atmosphere. How these shooter-adventures weren't multi-million-selling worldwide hits has always been a source of personal frustration. Even hardcore gamers seemed reluctant to give them a try.
The 2007 release of the series' conclusion, Corruption, provided some comfort but also a few niggles. The revamped Wii controls were tailor-made for the first-person shooting. At the time, we noted that the lock-on free-aiming system "gives a degree of fluid, accurate control that's far and away the most intuitive, satisfying system anyone's come up with on a console."
Nintendo has 5000 copies of Metroid (NES, Virtual Console) to give away.
Nintendo issued an updated release date list at the end of its E3 conference, which concluded earlier this evening, announcing Metroid Prime Trilogy will be out in Europe on 4th September among other things.
Nintendo is to release all the Metroid Prime games on one disc for the Wii.