With under two months to go till Metroid Prime 3's US release, the hype train's starting to build. Firstly, we finally have the official retail box cover the game will ship in. Second, a recent issue of Play magazine revealed some tidbits the staffers there managed to glean from a recent Nintendo Media Summit demo. Finally, with the new E3 less than a mere two weeks away, expect some hearty news flowing from Nintendo's floodgates soon.
GoNintendo has also recently posted a very interesting read on the original sales for Metroid Prime 1 and 2, revealing a vast drop in sales on the sequel's part. They discuss possible reasons why MP2 didn't fair as well as the original, but with the state of the Wii in today's world chances are we'll see a much better performance from MP3 (so spread the word if you can!).
On another note, I've put together an About the series page to help acquint those unfamiliar with the Metroid series in general.
To bring our Metroid Prime guide up to scratch with the visual aids present in the Echoes guide, I've run through the game again and collected screenshots to supplement the guides themselves. Apart from breaking up the (almost) endless pages of text, they should now hopefully make hunting down items an even easier job.
On this day of Metroid Prime Pinball's at long last release in Europe, a recent press release for the region hints at Metroid Prime 3's release sometime later this year (check at the very bottom). Sadly every Prime title (except Hunters - odd that) has shunned at least one region with enourmous chasms between release dates, so fingers crossed it doesn't happen again with the final game in the trilogy.
On another note I'm currently working on adding screenshots to the Metroid Prime guide, and have fired up another new desktop wallpaper. To celebrate Pinball's release in Europe I've updated the Pinball section, with a proper guide (of sorts) coming further down the line.
Plenty of things going on this week. First up we have two new wallpapers just waiting to grace your desktop. Secondly, swing by the official Super Smash Bros website as they've finally profiled our leading lady (her suit's all shiny now!) and loaded up a nice rendition of the Ridley boss theme used in the game (but does that mean we'll see Ridley as a playable fighter??).
For posterity I've added the new screengrabs in our Smash Bros preview. Lastly, it looks like Nintendo's press event at the new E3 event is set for July 11th, so it's almost assuredly guaranteed that we'll see plenty of MP3 and Smash Bros Brawl goodness then.
Great news this week, I've finally rounded up the Metroid Prime Hunters guide! This is certainly another better-late-than-never addition (after all the game's around a year old now) but a welcome one all the same. Pinball's up next, thankfully the unusual nature of the game should make it an easier (and faster) run. Enjoy the guide!
Not much happening this week, I'm still working away at the Hunters guide (getting there) so now's a good time for some new media additions. Today we have two new wallpapers and a new fan art piece courtesy Ashleigh Sandars. Enjoy!