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Metroid producer talks two possible Metroid games photo
Metroid producer talks two possible Metroid games
by Chris Carter

Every year at E3, Metroid fans patiently wait for news on a new game -- whether it's 2D or 3D -- it doesn't matter. But for the most part, they don't really get their wish, including this week. According to Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi however, Metroid games (yes, games) are in the works.

Takahasi mentioned that there are two different approaches they could take -- the Metroid Prime style and the traditional 2D style. Ok, so talking about how great those games are is always fun, but here's the kicker -- Takahasi states in interview with Kotaku, "We feel that we need to take care of both of these styles of play. And the hope is that at some point in the near future we'll be able to share something about them."

The key word here is "hope," so that's not an actual confirmation -- but two Metroid games might be in the works. Wow!

Nintendo Is Planning A Future For Both 2D And 3D Metroid [Kotaku]

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2:20 PM on 06.11.2014

Metroid: Zero Mission coming to Wii U Virtual Console

Rejoice, Metroid fans! One of the greatest entries in the franchise is making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console, and it could be slated for a North American release if we're lucky enough. Metroid: Zero Mission is headed fo...

Brittany Vincent



Farts 'N' Crafts: Super Mustard-oid photo
Farts 'N' Crafts: Super Mustard-oid
by Bill Zoeker

Because you demanded it, dear viewers, this week Max is doing some amazing Samus Aran fan-art using condiments and macaroni. My god this show is idiotic.

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Review: NES Remix 2 photo
Review: NES Remix 2
by Chris Carter

NES Remix was able to scratch an itch for many retro enthusiasts out there, but it lacked a certain spark that made it a must-buy for the average gamer. It would be hard to really consider half of the selections "classic," and it lacked any real extras beyond a hit-or-miss array of remixed stages.

But the second time is a charm in this case, because with heavy-hitting newcomers like Kirby's Adventure, Punch Out!!, and Metroid on top of returning franchises like Mario and Zelda, NES Remix 2 really knocks it out of the park in terms of its selection.

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5:00 PM on 03.19.2014

Let's celebrate 20 years of Super Metroid with fan art

If you're counting the game's original Japanese release, it's Super Metroid's 20th birthday today! As much as I'd be content to mope around given that Nintendo isn't doing much to please series fans right now, we should inste...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Brentalfloss brings you Metroid: Fight for Love

Brentalfloss stretches his musical theater muscles in his newest video, Metroid: Fight For Love. In the video, Samus belts out a here-to unknown backstory of...a boyfriend? While some may not like the direction of the song's...

Ian Bonds

10:30 AM on 01.13.2014

This AGDQ Metroid race is an excellent teaching tool

Awesome Games Done Quick just raised over one million for charity, and one of the most interesting events had to be the four way Super Metroid run. In short, speedrunners Garrison, Krauser, Zoast, and Ivan all "race" ea...

Chris Carter



100% Series Retrospective: Metroid photo
100% Series Retrospective: Metroid
by Chris Carter

[Read on for a description of every Metroid game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2013.]

As 2012 came to a close, I really enjoyed my opportunity to tackle every Resident Evil, Tony Hawk, Kingdom Hearts, and Wario game ever. In 2013, I took on Mega Man Classic, Mega Man X, Devil May Cry, God of War, and the two new Zelda games.

Before I embark upon the journey of gaming in 2014 however (and all of the Quests that it entails), I have one more Carter's Quest to share with the world.

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5:15 PM on 10.18.2013

GameStop to sell Xenoblade, Metroid Prime Trilogy for $40

Just a couple months ago, GameStop was selling copies of Xenoblade for upwards of $90. The retailer has exclusive rights to the title, you'll remember. This monopoly and price hike raised a number of issues, especially when i...

Steven Hansen

2:00 AM on 09.23.2013

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt fo...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 08.26.2013

New Super Smash Bros gets a Metroid stage

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed another of the upcoming Wii U/3DS game's stages on the Miiverse, not to be confused with the Dafoeverse. This time, it's the Pyrosphere from Metroid: Other M. The past game...

Steven Hansen





9:00 AM on 08.13.2013

This fan made Super Metroid animation is amazing

If there's one Nintendo franchise that I could never get tired of, it's Metroid. Although the series is fairly popular (especially if you include Metroid Prime in the equation), there actually haven't been a whole lot of gam...

Chris Carter



Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out
by Tony Ponce

Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now available for your pleasure. Head on down to developer Exploding Rabbit's site to give the new revision a spin.

New to 3.0 are the levels from Super Mario Bros. Special, a Japan-only port / remake for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1; a difficulty system that drastically alters level layouts; and more skins for levels and characters to make them look like various other games on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and so on. More tweaks and skins are planned for the future, but this is likely the last big update.

Exploding Rabbit is now hard at work on Super Retro Squad, which follows the style of Super Mario Crossover only with original characters and levels. While originally looking like an NES game, the graphics have been beefed up to a more detailed 16-bit style, though it looks like there may still be skins to "downgrade" the look to 8-bit and handheld styles. The game will also feature four-player online and local co-op. You can check the new screens below.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover 3.0 Released [Exploding Rabbit]

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6:00 PM on 06.22.2013

Nintendo increasing staff to forge more games and new IPs

Would you like to see a new Metroid, Wave Race, or Star Fox game? Perhaps some Chibi-Robo love? Hell, maybe even a new IP? Well, apparently nothing is out of the question with Nintendo as they look to build and strengthen the...

Wesley Ruscher

11:45 AM on 06.16.2013

Samus doesn't mind having no game at E3 this year

In a sectioned off outer space section of E3, I bumped into none other than Samus Aran. She was keeping it really, doing whatever, and having a pretty good time. I figured she'd feel left out, what with Nintendo ignoring her...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 06.13.2013

Reggie asks Retro why they're doing another Donkey Kong

Remember when I said Reggie would be watching you on social media? Well it turns out he wasn't joking, as he sat down with Retro Studios' Michael Kelbaugh to ask the question many people were thinking: "why is there going to...

Chris Carter