March 2010 news

New Metroid: Other M Gameplay Trailer

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 at 03:36 GMT

Wow... just, wow. Do you want to see something that combines Super Metroid, Zero Mission and the Prime trilogy while still leaving room for something new? Check out the shiny new Metroid: Other M trailer Nintendo have graciously released:

Further GDC news and TheSpeedGamers Metroid Marathon

Friday, 12 March 2010 at 21:37 GMT

There's still plenty of info coming out from Sakamoto-san's GDC keynote - check out a great interview at Joystiq and CapCom from the MDb's notes from the talk itself.

We've also been told of a gaming Metroid marathon about to take place over at TheSpeedGamers. Here's the details straight from the source:

We, TheSpeedGamers, are based in the DFW Texas area and play video games to raise money for different causes. We will have been together for two years this coming Saturday and have raised approximately $125,000 for various causes.

Our events typically last 72 hours continuously in which we broadcast ourselves over the internet playing video game franchise's to their completion while also providing video commentary. There is a chat room that accompanies the video game feed so that the viewers can interact with the players and other viewers. Everything can be viewed on TheSpeedGamers.com.

During the Metroid marathon we will be raising money for Halton Autistic Family Support Group.

Donations will be gathered using a chip in widget; debit, credit cards and paypal can be used to donate.

Game List (Order TBD):

  • Metroid (NES VC)
  • Metroid Zero Mission (GBA)
  • Super Metroid (Snes)
  • Metroid 2 (GB)
  • Metroid Prime Hunters (DS)
  • Metroid Prime 1-3 (GC,GC,Wii)
  • Metroid Fusion (GBA)

Additional info:

Metroid themed prizes will be given away such as games, hats, key chains and more! Our goal will be $15,000.

Drop by if you have a chance and join in!

Yoshio Sakamoto GDC keynote speech

Friday, 12 March 2010 at 11:29 GMT

Yoshio Sakamoto Yoshio Sakamoto recently spoke at the 2010 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, giving interesting new facts about his development work from Metroid to WarioWare.

Thanks to cortjezter of GoNintendo and IGN, we learn that Team Ninja originally wanted Metroid: Other M to utilise the full Wii Remote and Nunchuk combo, but Sakamoto insisted the Wii Remote be used alone in a style reminiscent of the original NES Metroid. Dubbed the "Famicon Game Plus," Sakamoto is surprised no-one has tried this style before. Check out the links for more!

Other M interviews with Nate Bihldorff

Sunday, 7 March 2010 at 02:59 GMT

I'm really behind on this, but it's been crazy trying to keep up with everything these past few weeks... Previews and interviews have been popping up everywhere for Other M since the Nintendo Media Summit - check any of your favourite gaming sites and there's surely something there.

Two interviews with Nate Bilhdorff (Localization Producer for Nintendo of America) are definitely worth checking out if you can spare a few minutes. The first is an interesting piece over at Bitmob talking about how and why Nintendo decided to give Samus a voice and a fleshed-out backstory. The second interview was performed by GameTrailers during the Media Summit itself and Nate does a fantastic job to build hype for the upcoming game - watch it below! Special thanks to the MDb for the links!

New Reviews and Metroid: Other M Trailer

Wednesday, 3 March 2010 at 12:17 GMT

Continuing our run of new reviews, I've recently completed reviews for Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid Prime Pinball. I'm hoping to have all the reviews done well in advance of Other M's release, and with only four left on the to-do list that should be an easy challenge.

Nintendo have also kindly released a new Metroid: Other M trailer for all of us who missed out on the behind-closed-doors demo showcased at the recent Media Summit. We finally get to see some new footage of the game's cinematics (no gameplay footage sadly), but it's a nice piece with more of Samus' inner thoughts brought to light. It's so strange to finally begin learning more about Samus' character after ten games in the series... but enough pondering, check out the trailer itself in your favourite flavour: locally in our Metroid: Other M section, at the official site or over at the MDb's YouTube channel.

Update: Added downloadable versions of the trailer.