June 2011 news

Metroid: Other M Walkthrough - Finished!

Sunday, 26 June 2011 at 04:11 GMT

Metroid: Other M walkthroughIt's done! At last, I've put the final finishing touches on our Metroid: Other M walkthrough, and it's now complete. I've also built a separate Search View Guide page to summarise all the crazy Where's Wally/Waldo? segments into one easy reference.

With that, our Other M guide coverage is now finished.

Curiously, while playing through the game numerous times for the guides (on both Normal and Hard mode), I've found myself enjoying it more and more with each play-through - especially on Hard mode! I guess practice really does make perfect - the game is brilliantly made for improving your skills, and making it through with fewer Game Overs is incredibly rewarding. I hope the guides can help you increase your appreciation of the game as well.

The only caveat about the walkthrough? It contains story spoilers, so please read it with care. Enjoy!

The Future of Nintendo - Wii U

Friday, 10 June 2011 at 09:34 GMT

E3 2011 is here, and it's all about the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii's successor. Announced a few days ago at the Los Angeles-based E3 show, Nintendo have revealed the Wii U:

The Nintendo Wii U

Touting a 6.2-inch touch screen controller, HD graphics (all the way up to 1080p!) and full backwards-compatibility with Wii accessories and games, it all sounds like a very sweet deal. But that's just the tip of the iceberg - head to Nintendo's E3 website for more details (and a wealth of details about the 3DS too!).

New Zelda and Mario games were demoed on the Wii U, but unfortunately we haven't heard any news of potential Metroid games on the new console or the 3DS. We can still dream though - can you imagine a photo-realistic Metroid Prime-style adventure on the Wii U, or the return of a classic side-scrolling Metroid platformer on the 3DS?

However, one nifty feature of the Wii U is inspired by Metroid: a mini-game called Battle Mii. Players take control of either custom Miis sporting Power/Varia Suit-inspired outfits, or Samus' gunship itself! It sounds like a good concept - swing by IGN for more details and a video demo. Special thanks to The Ogvernment for the link!

Exciting times, bring on 2012!