April 2014 news

Fusions and Zero Suits

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 at 21:46 GMT

We're a bit late to the party with this, but guess what's arrived on the Wii U's Virtual Console?

Nintendo have released Metroid Fusion alongside several other Game Boy Advance titles like Yoshi's Island and Advance Wars for the Virtual Console. This means that the games enjoy all the bells and whistles of the Wii U's VC, including off-TV play on the Gamepad, save states, customizable controls and Miiverse integration. We can also guess that eventually Metroid: Zero Mission will join the library (plus Metroid Prime Hunters and Pinball, thanks to a recent announcement from Nintendo of their intent to have Nintendo DS games join the VC). Good times!

Samus is also shaping up nicely in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS. A recent Nintendo Direct has unveiled Zero Suit Samus, now playable as a separate character to regular armoured-Samus:

Zero Suit Samus

Metroid-themed inclusions in the games are plentiful, with a stage modeled after the Geothermal Power Plant from Metroid: Other M, an appearance by Ridley in said stage and assist trophies in the forms of a Metroid, Mother Brain and Dark Samus. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game is said to be released mid-2014, while the Wii U version arrives at the end of the year. Visit the official SSB website for more info!