Sadly there's not much else to report from the Nintendo Media Summit this past week... the new batch of MP3 pics and the press release is probably all we're going to see for now, until the new E3 set for mid-July (which incidentally is only a month before the game's set to release, so let's hope Nintendo start the marketing hype sooner). So it's back to the Hunters guide for me, in the meantime enjoy the new Smash Bros Brawl website and this extended gameplay clip from last year's E3 (I know, we need some new footage...)
This is the week we're finally getting some attention from Nintendo's camp. An updated press release has come forth (via GoNintendo), along with a batch of news screens including a very snazzy updated logo for the game. Info in the press release again hints at the storyline, but with mostly revealed information so far. There's only mention of the one player mode, so we'll have to wait and see if multiplayer makes it in the final game. The big Nintendo media summit should be rolling by now, so be sure to check back for any other juicy updates. For now, enjoy the latest screens released for the game.
Great news! Looks like it's official, the US can expect to see Metroid Prime 3 on store shelves in a little under three months from now on August 20, 2007. No word yet on a Japan or PAL release date, but with that cat out of the bag now I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of the final Prime game very soon.
Just a quick video today.... watch as the player messes with a pair of Zebesians in Zero Mission, getting one stuck in walls and making the other perform what looks to be an odd quickstep dance routine. In other news, there's been talk of a Nintendo summit taking place next week (possibly replacing the lack of the regular E3 this year?) with some very tantalising hints of more MP3 info on the horizon. Who knows? This time next week we may have the game's actual release date (fingers crossed).
Just a quick note to welcome our two newest affiliates, N-Retro and Zelda Blog. N-Retro's a great shrine for not only Retro Studios' Metroid Prime series but a host of the other titles they've worked on over the years (even if you don't speak Spanish there's plenty of visuals to see there). Zelda Blog's name speaks for itself, head over to see a great blog discussing all sorts of topics in the Zelda realm.
Rounding out our Super Metroid coverage for a while is an updated map for the entire game I've put together to improve on those simple screengrabs from the game we used to have. Hopefully that should provide a better view on where to find all those hidden items and that pesky Grappling Beam. Now I'll jump back in the driver's seat for our Hunters guide which I'm aiming for completion sometime next month.
This week's video takes a diversion from the trailers and dives into the world of glitches. Watch as the player sneaks their way out of a region of the Chozo Ruins in Metroid Prime (and shows a nifty way to snag that missile normally requiring the Grapple Beam to score). I've also added a new wallpaper to the mix. If you've got any good ones, send them in!
Due to reasons probably beyond human understanding, Metroid Prime Pinball curiously didn't release in Europe around the time it debuted for the rest of the world. Thankfully that's almost history now, as the game is finally set for launch on the 22nd June. European pinball (and Metroid) fans should definitely pick this one up for a solid pinball fix (unless you've been fed up with the wait and taken advantage of the lack of region lockout on the DS and imported a copy already).
Continuing our soundtrack run, today I give you the muscial score from Super Metroid, a definite fan favourite and inspiration for a number of the titles from the current era. As always you'll need a FilePlanet account to download the tracks, and can also grab the entire lot in one handy zip. Enjoy!
On a quick note, I forgot to mention last night that Nintendo have solidified Samus' Power Suit appearance in Smash Bros Brawl, although that one isn't really much of a surprise (but good to know none the less).
A number of quick but interesting bits popped up this week relating to Metroid Prime 3's control style and release. First up is a comment from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata at a recent Tokyo press event. In it he reminds us that while the game isn't done yet, the game's testers are already rating the Wii's controls closely simulating the precision command only a keyboard and mouse can give.
There's also been word that Nintendo have confirmed that Japan can expect to see Super Mario Galaxy, Smash Bros Brawl and Metroid Prime 3 this year. Here's hoping the rest of the world can share it that bounty too by the year's end.
Finally, here's today's video, a neat trailer for Metroid Prime Hunters (makes me want to go take it for a spin now).