March 2008 news

Fan works and the Metroid Prime 3 soundtrack

Saturday, 29 March 2008 at 02:59 GMT

Plenty of Metroid goodness today. First up we have two new fan art gallery additions: be sure to check out James Chung and Reinaldo Quintero's fantastic work. Second, swing by our new Fan fiction section and enjoy our first submitted piece (special thanks to Aleclom for getting this initiative going!) - any writers out there adding to the Metroidverse, please feel free to submit your work!

Lastly, a big treat for Metroid music fans: the Metroid Prime 3 soundtrack in all its audio brilliance. As with all the soundtracks, pick up each track separately or grab them all in one giant zip archive. This is some of Kenji Yamamoto's finest work, so enjoy!

Metroid Prime 3 walkthrough - Mission complete

Sunday, 9 March 2008 at 12:10 GMT

Metroid Prime 3 walkthrough At long, long last, I've finally put the finishing touches on our main Metroid Prime 3: Corruption walkthrough.

This colossal piece took around a month and a half, many late nights and no caffeine (really) to finish, so I do hope you enjoy perusing through its many (36!) chapters for all sorts of MP3 goodness.

I've also riddled the walkthrough with more screenshots than you can poke a Metroid at, giving it a much better look than just reams of text.

I've made slight updates to all the other MP3 guide sections as well - so all in all the entire lot is now wrapped up in a nice and neat package. Just in time for Smash Bros Brawl too, well at least in North America.

Metroid Prime 3, what a game... enjoy the guides!

Metroid Prime 3 arrives in Japan

Thursday, 6 March 2008 at 09:58 GMT

Metroid Prime 3 arrives in Japan On this day in Metroid history, Metroid Prime 3 is finally set free in Japan, completing the game's release schedule around the major regions of the world. Nintendo's special Japanese Metroid website has also been given a hearty facelift to celebrate the release of the game.

Be sure to check it out for more of the gorgeous boxart design the Japanese version's been spoiled with, along with a multitude of videos we've already seen months ago (but all with a wonderful Japanese style). There's a few good articles linked to the Nintendo.co.jp website, but naturally you're out of luck if you can't read Japanese. Either way, it's great to see the game finally out where the series began, so here's hoping there's enough people breaking away from Brawl enough to give it a try.

I've also recently been sent a complete Metroid II map from Shane Carter, who colour-coded and cleaned up a map originally made by Ray Kremer, so be sure to check these out on the new Metroid II maps page for a great view of SR388's depths.

Have you ever heard of (or been to) the fantastic video game live concerts going on in recent years? Check out this video below for a few familiar tunes played by a complete orchestra - really good stuff.

The Metroid Prime 3 walkthrough? Almost, almost there.