June 2008 news

Fan submissions galore and the No More Waiting game

Saturday, 28 June 2008 at 01:24 GMT

Plenty of fan submissions to enjoy today. Swing by the fan fiction section for two new stories, Emergency! and Zero0 Aran. Then take a look at an excellent custom action figure of Dark Samus courtesy of Alex Scott. Finally, we also have a new wallpaper addition - and it's an assault of eye candy if you like the art direction of Samus in the Prime series.

At long last PAL regions across the globe have received Super Smash Bros. Brawl after the patented and mandatory Nintendo delay, so please excuse any absence on my part ;)

Latest fan fiction update

Thursday, 19 June 2008 at 00:01 GMT

Swing by the fan fiction archive today for two new pieces, Darkest Ridley's Metroid and Power Suit. We've been absolutely spoiled with all this fan fiction so far, so a big thank you to all the authors submitting their works!

Also head over to Racket Boy for a great article concerning Metroid's future. We've had a fantastic run with the entire Prime series, but I certainly agree that we need a new title heading back to the series' 2D roots. Will we ever see Metroid Dread? At least E3's right around the corner, and if Capcom surprise us with Mega Man 9, no reason why Nintendo can't do the same with this.

First4Figures revises Zero Suit Samus

Wednesday, 4 June 2008 at 00:11 GMT

Zero Suit Samus Remember the finely-crafted and superbly detailed Metroid statues produced by First4Figures? You may also remember their prototype design for a Zero Suit Samus figure showcased a while back, set to release later this year.

Well, they've recently revised the look of the figure and have done a mighty good job in capturing the look of the armourless bounty hunter. Swing by their website to pre-order either the standard model or the exclusive light-up base version - unless you're hanging out for the ultra-expensive Echoes Gunship.