November 2009 news

Metroid Prime 3 soundtrack update

Sunday, 15 November 2009 at 08:04 GMT

Wrapping up all the soundtrack updates today is the reworked Metroid Prime 3 soundtrack. As with all the updates, this one introduces most tracks looping at least twice and some handy album art.

If that's not enough to keep you busy on the music side of things, drop by Metroid Metal to pick up their latest track: Super Metroid Ending. There's also the recently-launched Metroid Reorchestrated (fans of Zelda Reorchestrated should be familiar with this). They specialize in remixing any songs from the Metroid universe - and while there isn't much on offer at the moment, keep an eye out for more tracks in the future. Some of the music at ZREO is really special, so let's hope these guys can capture the magic again.

Metroid Recon turns 3

Wednesday, 4 November 2009 at 08:03 GMT

Today marks our third anniversary! Hard to believe it's been so long since November 2006, and we've certainly been spoiled with all the craziness of Metroid Prime 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Metroid Prime Trilogy's releases since then. With Other M shaping up for release next year there's still plenty to look forward to.

A big thank you to all our visitors over the past three years, especially to everyone who submitted some sort of fan work or offered a hint for the guides (or pointed out any mistakes). I do hope to continue the ride for as long as possible, and while I haven't got anything prepared to help celebrate the occasion there's a few bits and pieces planned for later this month and December. Here's to another year!

The Metroid Database has also been busy celebrating their 13th year online (congratulations guys!), and have a special competition running for the remainer of the year. The Make-a-Metroid contest tasks entrants with building a phyiscal model of one of those floating parasites (a Metroid) - there's some very nice prizes up for grabs, but I wonder if winners will get any bonus for outdoing the Chozo and making a real one? The contest is only open for US residents and ends December 31, 2009.