Archive for July, 2013

Metroid Headquarters annual marathon

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

This week, fellow Metroid fansite Metroid Headquarters will be hosting their annual Metroid marathon, MHQthon 2013. As usual, they will play through all of the Metroid games, this time attempting to do so in an walkthrough manner. During the marathon, they will be raising donations for the Child’s Play charity. Check it out!

Metroid coming to Wii U Virtual Console

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

According to Nintendo of America’s official website, the NES classic Metroid is coming out on Wii U Virtual Console July 11.

Like most NES games, it’ll cost $4.99 and if you already own it in your Wii U’s Wii Mode, you’ll be able to upgrade for just $1. No word has been given regarding the game’s release in Europe or Japan, but Shinesparkers will have you covered as soon as there is any info.

UPDATE: Metroid is now also on Nintendo UK’s website, confirming an European release on the same day. A press release from Nintendo of Europe indicates that Gumpei Yokoi’s other NES game, Kid Icarus, will also release this week and players who buy both games will receive a 50% discount on the second one until July 27.