December 8th, 2013
Today, during Spike TV’s VGX, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime showed up to present a new character for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. When questioned about the pin on his suit, Reggie showed to the camera a pin of 8-bit Samus. The host Geoff Keighley then asked whether Reggie had an announcement for the Metroid series, for which the executive simply replied “I would love to see another Metroid game”.
And the number of teases towards a new Metroid game grows…
November 27th, 2013
Harmony of a Hunter’s Sam Dillard has pitched a new original album idea on Kickstarter. The album is Eternity Rising, A Science Fiction Score & Animation which Sam hopes to put together with the support of his fans. Sam is an invaluable asset to Harmony of a Hunter and our upcoming album Harmony of Heroes, and we know there’s a lot of supporters of him here too! Sam has also offered some very awesome things to tempt you to donate..
By donating $40 you can even get yourself an early copy of Sam’s upcoming Legend of Zelda track from Harmony of Heroes. (Limited to 100)
By donating $200 Sam Dillard will compose a piece of music for YOU! (Limited to 20)
We really hope that you will support Sam and help a very talented musician reach his goal. For more information, click the link below!
November 11th, 2013
NCL, Nintendo’s Japanese division, has announced an album celebrating the 30 years of the Famicom – their first home console in Japan. The album features 25 high-quality 8-bit tracks, each one from a different game. Although we don’t know which song it is, Metroid has a spot on the second CD, which is dedicated to games released for the Famicom Disk System and also features music from The Legend of Zelda and Kid Icarus, amongst others.
The album will be released December 4 and will cost 2,400 yen in Japan – it can be purchased at Amazon. No word has been given regarding a similar tribute for the Nintendo Entertainment System in America or Europe.
November 4th, 2013
With every new month, there comes a new batch of digital rewards for Club Nintendo members. This time around, Nintendo is giving players in North America, amongst others, the classic NES game Metroid. It’s available for the 3DS’s Virtual Console service and costs 150 coins. In case you don’t already have it, this is a good time to get your digital hands on the classic here.
Thanks to Matt Blankenship for the tip.
September 21st, 2013
Hirokazu “Chip” Tanaka, composer of the original soundtracks for Metroid, Kid Icarus, Tetris, and other video games, released a remix based on Metroid’s credits theme in honor of Nintendo’s recently deceased Hiroshi Yamauchi. The track can be listened to on Soundcloud. He also released another track, based on Koji Kondo’s theme for Super Mario Bros., which can be listened to here.
September 21st, 2013
Legendary video games developer, Shigeru Miyamoto, said in an interview to Official Nintendo Magazine that Retro Studios is still high on the list of developers that could create a future installment in the Metroid series. He said that, although Retro is currently working on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, he believes that the Austin-based studio is now ready to take on multiple projects at a time, and that it would have high priority if Nintendo decides to create another Metroid game.
“I definitely think it’s a franchise that we value and we certainly want to see what we can do with it in the future. And, obviously, Retro is a very high priority in terms of the potential team that would be considered for working on a Metroid game.”
Source: Official Nintendo Magazine UK
September 19th, 2013
Nintendo’s former president, Hiroshi Yamauchi, passed away today at 85 years old.
Yamauchi-san ran the company for 50 years and was the one who turned it into the giant it is today. If it weren’t for his intuition in identifying the brilliance of workers like Gumpei Yokoi and Shigeru Miyamoto, series like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid would never have existed, and if it wasn’t for his work the console industry as we know today would not have existed.
This was a man who defined an industry and one that shall always be remembered.
Thank you, Hiroshi.
August 22nd, 2013
Via Miiverse, Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Smash Bros. games, showed a screenshot of a new stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – Pyrosphere, from Metroid: Other M.
Samus and Bowser smash it off at the Pyrosphere
Alongside the image, Sakurai posted the following message:
Out of the blue, here’s a new stage–the Pyrosphere from Metroid: Other M! An enemy from Samus’s past may appear at any second…
Say what you will about Other M, but that stage looks glorious.