Archive for August, 2013

Pyrosphere stage announced for Smash Bros.

Thursday, 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.

Interview: Metroid: Enemies Within

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
For our latest feature, we have interviewed the creative team behind Metroid: Enemies Within, a ten minute live action short based on the events after Metroid Prime Hunters. The team is made up of Christian Cardona (Writer, Director, and Producer) Kent King (Producer) and Rebecca Marshall as Samus Aran, who we will be taking part in this interview. The team also includes James Young, Fight Choreographer and Stunt Coordinator). We will be discussing their movie which is currently being pitched on Kickstarter. Be sure to check it out in the Articles/Features section, or by clicking the image above.
I would also like to give a special thanks to Ben Stewart, who has returned temporarily as our graphic artist to step in for graphics while Sam is unavailable.

Update: Metroid Prime Trilogy in stock at GameStop

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Recently, GameStop acquired an extra print of Wii game Xenoblade Chronicles, after receiving plenty of requests for the game. It was priced at $90 – according to them, that’s based on the maket value for the game.

They say they’re looking into acquiring more hard-to-find titles for their customers, and Metroid Prime Trilogy was mentioned as a likely candidate. Here’s what GameStop had to say:

GameStop regularly receives feedback from our PowerUp members regarding old titles they would us like to bring back, such as vintage games like Xenoblade Chronicles. We were recently able to source a limited number of copies of this title to carry in our stores and online.

In fact, we have sourced several more vintage titles that we will be hitting stores in the coming months, including Metroid Prime Trilogy.

As always, our pricing for these games is competitive and is based on current market value driven by supply and demand. PowerUp Pro members always receive a 10% discount and earn PUR points on pre-owned purchases.

There have been rumors saying that GameStop is artificially jacking up Xenoblade’s prices by labelling new copies as pre-owned – allowing them to sell it at higher than the official MSRP. If that happens again, Trilogy will not come cheap.

Source: Kotaku

UPDATE: Metroid Prime Trilogy is now in stock – labeled as pre-owned – at GameStop for the steep price of $85.

Source: GameStop

Metroid fan film announced

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

This week, indie film teams Massive State and Moxie Lady Productions announced Metroid: Enemies Within, a live-action short film based on the Metroid series. Directed by Christian Cardona, a VES and Emmy nominated visual effects supervisor who’s also a fan of Metroid.

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Here’s the plot of the story:

Samus Aran, a bounty hunter for the Galactic Federation, wakes up on an unknown ship after being rendered unconscious in a battle with a powerful being named the Gorea.  She discovers she is being held hostage on the ship of a rival bounty hunter named Sylux, and learns of his plot to destroy the Federation while implicating her in the process.  Samus fights to escape in order to save herself and the Federation before it’s too late.

Oh, and Samus will be played by Rebecca Marshall!

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Metroid: Enemies Within is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. Check out the link for all the information about the film and to help out by donating a little bit!