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  • Blog Post: Earthbound, Metroid, Castlevania, And More On Sale On Nintendo's e-Shop

    The last week of Nintendo's e-Shop sale is now in full swing. This week's offerings have plenty of iconic retro games, while also providing discounts on some great games that released in recent years. The sale runs from today until 2/4 at 8:59 a.m. Pacific/11:59 a.m. Eastern You can head over... More
  • Blog Post: Insomniac Reveals Song Of The Deep

    Insomniac has announced its newest project, an undersea exploration game called Song of the Deep. Modeled after games like Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the game has a more “indie” aesthetic than most projects we’ve seen from Insomniac. The new project finds a girl... More
  • Blog Post: '70s Sci-Fi Cinema Drives A New Live-Action Metroid Fan Film

    As long as there are video game fan films like this, there’s hope for a proper adaptation. Metroid: The Sky Calls is the latest in impressive fan productions that capture the spirit of their respective origins. The 11-minute film stars the Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot as Samus Aran and Halo 5... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Generally Disliked Games Do You Defend?

    Many games considered to be bad have their defenders and fans. What game do you feel you must stand up for? For me, one of the games I always find myself feeling compelled to stand up for is Metroid: Other M. It's easily the worst core Metroid game, but I always find myself standing up for it and... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Knows You Aren’t Happy About Metroid Prime Federation Force

    If there’s one thing Nintendo fans were clear about heading into E3, it’s that they wanted a new Metroid game. Some ambitious diehards were holding out hope for both a 3D and 2D entry. During Nintendo’s digital presentation, fans watched as Nintendo honored the request for more Metroid... More
  • Blog Post: Metroid Returns In Co-Op 3DS Metroid Prime Federation Force

    There's no sign of Samus yet, but the Metroid universe got a hat-tip during Nintendo's digital presentation. A new title is en route to 3DS next year. Metroid Prime Federation Force features four-player co-op set in the Metroid Prime universe. It also includes a three-versus-three "sci-fi... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Music Remixes Inspire Awesome Zelda, Metroid, And Star Fox Posters

    After listening to remixes of Nintendo music all day, an artist felt inspired to create three prints featuring Star Fox, Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda. After showing them off, the artist made them available for purchase. The prints are currently available on the artist's site, Limitee. The site... More
  • Blog Post: The Difficulty Of The Morph Ball Almost Ended Metroid: Prime And Other Facts

    Transitioning to 3D was a difficult process for Metroid, and Did You Know Gaming dive's into the development history to show why. The video also offers details on pitches for other Metroid projects, as well as the current status of the often rumored handheld game, Metroid: Dread (spoiler alert: it's... More
  • Blog Post: Axiom Verge Hits PC On May 14

    The PC version of the modern Metroidvania Axiom Verge is hitting Steam and the Humble Store for $20 on May 14. There will be some PC-specific features including Steam Cloud saves and Steam Trading Card support. You can check out the PC trailer for Axiom Verge above. While the PC version finally has a... More
  • Blog Post: Pulp Noir Nintendo Novel Artist Returns With Samus From Metroid

    Artist Ástor Alexander, who brought us fantastic interpretations of Link, Midna, Mario, Peach, and BioShock Infinite's Elizabeth on pulp noir novel covers , has returned with a new piece of Samus. Alexander's Samus piece is more of a romantic sci-fi novel, but it definitely belongs on... More
  • Blog Post: What Would Other Nintendo Characters Look Like In Samus' Zero Suit?

    Spoiler: Wario is surprisingly busty. Talented Tumblr artist Xyrafhoan decided to create a series of works that shows familiar Nintendo universe characters dressed as Samus from Metroid. As you can see, the results are pretty amusing. Thanks to GI community member GI Droid for the tip. Source: Tumblr More
  • Blog Post: New Tribute Album Reminds Us Why We Love Metroid So Much

    Super Marcato Bros.' Will Brueggemann has released a 20-track tribute album to Nintendo's beloved Metroid series, and the offerings make us eager to relive Samus Aran's glory days. The album is called Child of the Chozo, and features tracks in three distinct styles, inspired by Metroid's... More
  • Blog Post: Week 3 Of Nintendo's Smashing Sale Brings Pokémon, Metroid, More

    Nintendo has once again rotated the roster for its Smash Bros.-themed sale. This week, Pokémon, Metroid, and Wii Fit titles are getting discounts as we approach the release of the big fighting game. Pokémon's Lucario, Pikachu, Charizard, and Greninja join forces in a trio of games on... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Metroid Game?

    Twenty-eight years ago today Nintendo released the original Metroid for the original NES. Throughout her 28-years exploring the galaxy, Samus has had a lot of great adventures; what's your favorite. The other day, I wrote an article on some of the best non-Metroid, Metroid games , and I did that... More
  • Blog Post: There May Be Hope For A New Metroid Yet

    It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything about a new Metroid game, and until recently we didn’t have any reason to suspect that was going to change. The Nintendo franchise didn’t have a presence at E3 this year, but fans may have reason not to give up hope just yet. In... More
  • Blog Post: Mash-up Artist Rolls Out Optimus Prime/Samus Crossover

    Artist Timothy Lim is a master of mash-ups, capable of amalgamating Star Wars and Metroid, Super Mario Bros. and Transformers, and Batman and Castlevania into stunning artwork pieces. Lim’s clever twist on these iconic universes is just a small sampling of his extensive collection of video game... More
  • Blog Post: Your Favorite NES Gaming Moments, In Lego Form

    Looking for awesome game art to decorate your room with? These classic NES gaming scenes recreated with Lego's should do nicely. The pieces come from Brian Stark, who has been working on the projects in his spare time. So far he's created four pieces: Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid, Mega Man, and... More
  • Blog Post: Impressive Samus Fan Art

    French artist Jonathan, who goes by Wen-JR on DeviantArt recently posted their impressive take on Nintendo's bounty hunter. It shows Samus mid-transformation between her Zero-Suit and fully armored forms, charging her weapon to, I assume, open a door. It's a strange universe that demands you... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Made Mod Makes Spelunky Look Like Metroid

    A fan of both Metroid and Spelunky recently decided to overlap the two in order to create an impressive mod. The core gameplay of Spelunky is unaltered with the mod, but with it, it's pretty easy to trick yourself into thinking you're playing a new Metroid game. It takes sprites, music, and backgrounds... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Stained Glass Art

    Artist Rick Daniels runs a shop called "MartianGlasswork" on Etsy, where he sells a variety of stained glass panels he's created. His amazing glass work seems even more impressive when you learn that he's entirely self-taught, and started only about two years ago. Most of his work is... More
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