NS Review – Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)

There aren’t many games with a title more apropos than Samus Returns. After a long absence since the polarising Metroid: Other M and a controversial spin-off game last year, the future of Samus Aran had been in serious doubt. At E3 this year, all doubt was thrown out the window as two Metroid titles were announced. The first … Continue reading

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NS Analysis: The Life of Metroid Prime – Federation Force

Several issues caused this article to be delayed until well after its official release, but with the extra time it’s now possible to analyse Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s performance in a broader context. Consider this article as half review and half reflection. Was the game fun to play? Were the outraged cries warranted? Why did it sell … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Corruption

Continuing with our look back at some classic Metroid titles, we now cast our eye to the final instalment in the Metroid Prime trilogy: Corruption. We have covered the original Prime and Echoes in the past, so Corruption is a suitable focus for discussion. Just a quick warning of minor plot spoilers; anyone who is still waiting … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Zero Mission

Given the amount of attention it’s received (none), it’s easy to forget that 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of another acclaimed Nintendo franchise. Metroid was first released on August 6th 1986 in Japan, and we were introduced to the heroine bounty hunter, Samus Aran. Revolutionary for its time, the original NES game pioneered a special … Continue reading

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In Retrospect – Metroid Fusion

I thought I would try something new, in this period of post-E3 blues and with a definite gaming drought in terms of games, replay some retro titles and review them, So welcome to the first In RETROspect review, and this time I’ll be tackling the last game in the Metroid canon: Metroid Fusion. Originally released … Continue reading

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A Space Odyssey; Or How To Solve A Problem Like Metroid: Other M

If there’s one thing that I have wanted to do since we resurrected Nintendo Scene, it has been to write editorial articles. After wracking my brain over what to divide opinion with, or what could potentially cause controversy or inspire debate, I settled on one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises; Metroid. Being a great lover … Continue reading

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NS Review: MP Trilogy – Metroid Prime

Despite considering myself a lover of the Metroid series and a huge admirer of its lead character Samus Aran, I have never finished a Metroid game; it was only last year that I began playing the series. I almost made it through Super Metroid – my first played game of the series – and have yet to … Continue reading

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Metroid: Other M Developers Keen to Work with Nintendo Again

  Team Ninja, the developers behind Metroid: Other M, have declared their interest in working with Nintendo again on another project. VG24/7 quizzed Yosuke Hayashi, a prominent director at Team Ninja, about a sequel to Metroid: Other M to which he replied: “Unfortunately Metroid is kind of out of our league as it’s Nintendo’s game, … Continue reading

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Metroid II Will Be Hitting The eShop This Week

Good news Metroid fans! This week, Nintendo of Europe has announced that Metroid II: The Return Of Samus will appear on the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo 3DS eShop this Thursday. It will be priced at £3.60/€4.00. Metroid II: The Return Of Samus The Game Boy’s exclusive chapter in the Metroid series sees Samus Aran … Continue reading

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New Metroid Game Coming to Wii U

Nintendo’s developer and producer of the Wii version of Animal Crossing, Katsuya Eguchi, has said in an interview with Kotaku that he is sure a Metroid game will be released for Wii U. Eguchi is currently working on upcoming Wii U projects and has revealed details about how the unannounced Metroid title could work on … Continue reading

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