October 2009 news

Metroid Prime 2 soundtrack update

Thursday, 22 October 2009 at 09:20 GMT

Phew, another one down. The Metroid Prime 2 soundtrack has been updated, with longer looped tracks and snazzy album art. Enjoy!

Metroid Prime soundtrack update

Thursday, 15 October 2009 at 11:14 GMT

To help celebrate the (at last!) release of the Metroid Prime Trilogy in Australia, I've finished the Metroid Prime soundtrack update. Each track now possesses some handy album art, and all looping tracks now loop at least twice. Drop by the Metroid Prime music page for the results. Updated soundtracks for Echoes and Corruption will follow over the next few weeks/months (...but hopefully not months).

Special thanks again to everyone who sent in changes seen in the Metroid Prime Trilogy - once I've taken a breather from all this crazy soundtrack shenanigans I'll collate and present all the info together for the site. I'm also really behind on this one, but Metroid Metal's new album Varia Suite is now readily available at their website and even via iTunes, so be sure to support their team with an album purchase if you can spare a few dollars (thanks TJ!).

Metroid Prime Hunters soundtrack update

Friday, 9 October 2009 at 10:42 GMT

The remastered Metroid Prime Hunters soundtrack is now ready to roll and weighs in at over three hours long (!) - but if you're a fan of the game's mostly moody atmospheric take, that number won't be too daunting. Drop by the MPH music page to pick up the new soundtrack.

The MDb also picked up on a special performance of Video Games Live in Rio De Janeiro - check out the magnificent Metroid orchestration complete with a surprise guest!

Soundtrack remastering madness

Saturday, 3 October 2009 at 10:03 GMT

Metroid music overload Recently I've been taking more notice of those handy little pieces of art that usually show up on iPod screens while music is playing, and figured they'd look mighty nice with the multitude of Metroid soundtracks available here.

So I've systematically begun working through every soundtrack on the site to spruce up each track with some nice themed artwork to appear in iPod screens and media players. I've also used this update as an excuse to remaster the soundtracks with improved sound quality (where it was needed), to add a few new tracks and most of the looping tracks will now repeat twice and fade out on the third loop.

At this point the following soundtracks have been updated completely: Metroid, Metroid II, Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, Metroid: Zero Mission, Metroid Prime Pinball and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I've also added the Metroid music from Smash Bros. Melee and the original N64 Smash Bros. to Brawl's list. Updated soundtracks for Metroid Prime Hunters and the main Prime trilogy are yet to come, but I'm hoping to seal them off before the year ends. If you've picked up any of the soundtracks in the past it's probably still worth updating your collection again, as I'm hoping that these revisions are final and here to stay. Enjoy!