History of Metroid Retrospective Part 3, Samus goes 3D. The NEW WiiWare channel launches with Metroid Prime 3 trailers!

10 August 2007
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Metroid Prime for Nintendo GameCubeMetroid Prime is considered by many to be one of the greatest games of all-time.

It successfully transitioned everyone’s favorite female bounty hunter Samus Aran from the second to the third dimension. Which many thought impossible. And not only was the game extremely fun and completely faithful to what fans want from Metroid, but it also managed to innovate in a genre dominated by Western developers, and while Retro Studios themselves are a Western developer, it was actually Nintendo’s idea (specifically Shigeru Miyamoto‘s himself) to take Metroid from third-person into first-person.

Tagged a “First-Person Adventure” by Nintendo, Metroid Prime set new standards and blew away critics and fans alike with it’s tight gameplay, seamless world, spot-on Metroid feel, gorgeous graphics, realistic atmosphere, cool effects, myriad of secrets and tons of depth.

Check out both Metroid Prime and it’s sequel, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, in GameTrailers Metroid Retrospective Part 3.


Pre-Order Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for Nintendo WiiAlso today, Nintendo has updated the WiiWare channel with two downloadable preview videos for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, the next game in the Metroid Prime saga! It has a release date of August 13 (US) and 26 October (EU) on the Nintendo Wii.

Take a look at the WiiWare Metroid Prime 3: Corruption preview videos yourself below and look forward to more videos from Nintendo to be released on the WiiWare Channel on August 13th!

Thanks goes to Nintendogal for recording the video and to Thomper for uploading it.

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