Archive for September, 2010

First 4 Figures Metroid Prime gunship

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

First 4 Figures, a manufacturer of licensed collectibles who have released numerous products over the years have recently announced their latest addition to their Metroid series in the form of the Metroid Prime gunship. This faithful recreation of the heroine’s gunship is 12 inches long, a swivel joint which will allow you to position and display the model in various different ways and lights up with internal LED’s that bring the whole thing to life.

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Nintendo offers fix for Other M glitch

Monday, September 27th, 2010

If you’re one of the unlucky players that have experienced a glitch in the latest Metroid game, Metroid: Other M where a door in Sector 3 becomes locked and makes it impossible to progress further in the game, you may be looking to Nintendo to provide a fix. Well, the good news is that Nintendo are prepared to do just that!

Nintendo have offered to provide a fix to your save file if you’re willing to send them your SD card. This service is currently confirmed for the Japan and USA regions. Nintendo have apologised sincerely for any inconvenienced caused to players. For more information, see the American Nintendo support page where you can find more information on the glitch, how it occurs, how to avoid it and how to arrange a repair.

Source: Nintendo

Metroid Other M sales update

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Three weeks since the launch of Metroid: Other M and sales for the game are slipping drastically in all regions. This week the game just sells over 50,000 copies worldwide compared to last week when it sold above 93,000.

Region Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Total
USA 204,860 70,553 38,394 313,807
Japan 47,587 11,055 5,026 63,668
Europe/Other 32,210 11,749 6,744 50,703

Source: vgchartz.com

What are your thoughts on the drastic decline of sales and do you think that Metroid: Other M will be able to scrape together at least 1 million copies worldwide?

Vote Metroid in the Golden Joystick Awards!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

This year the Golden Joystick Awards, the oldest gaming awards ceremony in the world marks its 28th annual awards and Metroid Prime Trilogy has been nominated in the Game On Shooter of the Year category.

The game was released back in 2009 and offered the three main Metroid Prime games, the first two being given Wii controls and enhancements compared to their original release. The game is still great value for money for anyone who didn’t play the Metroid Prime games the first time around.

The outcome of the category is down to YOU! You can show your support for Metroid Prime Trilogy by voting for it on the Golden Joystick Awards website.

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Metroid: Other M sales Analysis

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

It has been just over three weeks since the release of Metroid: Other M in the USA, and we now have some idea of how well the game has sold across regions. In its first two weeks, the game has sold almost 400,000 copies worldwide and considering the game received a lot of hype and advertisement fans may feel disappointed with these results.

Region Week 1 Week 2 Total
USA 204,860 70,553 275,413
Japan 47,587 11,055 58,642
Europe/Other 32,210 11,749 43,959

Source: vgchartz.com

Feature: Lee Garasich

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Our second feature article is now up! We interview Lee Garasich to discuss his 100% item collection speed run of Super Metroid and discuss his methods and skills. His 1h 22m run was verified by Twin Galaxies who are the world authority on player rankings, gaming statistics and championship tournaments. Lee also offers some advice to wannabe speed runners and is a rather interesting read. Check out the feature in our Articles/Features section.

WDR Radio Orchestra plays Metroid!

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

This year WDR Radio Orchestra will be playing Metroid as part of Symphonic Legends, a celebration of music from various Nintendo games such as The Legend of Zelda and Mario. The annual event will feature the ‘Galactic Warrior’ suite amongst various other classic Nintendo themes. If you’re a big fan of Nintendo you are sure to enjoy what Symphonic Legends has to offer. The concert will be streamed live on September 23, 2010 at 8PM (UTC/GMT+2) on the official website and on the official Nintendo website.

Samus and her PTSD

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I found a rather interesting article today I thought i’d share with you all. If you have played Metroid: Other M you may remember the scene where Samus encounters Ridley and is absolutely terrified as he approaches her. Many fans have questioned why this was the case given that she has faced Ridley numerous times in the past. Apparently, this is all down to PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) and is connected to the death of her parents on KL-2 when she was still a young child. Her mother was killed before her very eyes by Ridley himself and because Samus thought she had destroyed him back on planet Zebes, seeing him again was enough to cause the PTSD to kick in.

The article can be found here and is quite an interesting read. It also shows a reference to the manga where PTSD is mentioned. So if you’re struggling to understand why Samus reacted in the way that she did, I urge you to check this out. Extra thanks go to the Metroid Database where this article was brought to my attention.

Metroid Metal: Expansion pack out now!

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Metroid Metal, the infamous band behind the Metroid Metal: Varia Suite album has now released an update to their album in the form of Metroid Metal: Expansion pack. Here you will find an extra six songs that weren’t featured on the original album and provides 27 minutes of Metroid goodness! If you’ve already bought the album, you can buy Expansion pack on disc for just $4 or as a download for an amount you feel to be reasonable.

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Metroid Other M Europe launch

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Today marks the day of the European launch of Metroid: Other M which now means that the game has been launched in the US, Japan, Australia and now Europe. If you haven’t already bought the game then go out and do so! If all goes well I should get my copy today one way or the other, Royal Mail fails guys! 🙁

Also, do make sure you visit our new forums, they’re quite active currently and there is some interesting discussion going on. However if you’re going to discuss Metroid: Other M be warned, we have a spoiler rule in place!

There have also been a few nice reviews written about the website so far, you can check them out below and see if you agree with what they say:

The Gaming Enigma
Matt’s Opinions