For the first time in thirteen years, Nintendo will be releasing a traditional 2D Metroid title. At the time of writing, we are just two weeks away from Metroid: Samus Returns arriving in North America and Europe. The initial response from the press has been fantastic and it looks like it will be the game that fans of the traditional Metroid games have dreamed of. Nintendo appear to have listened to the Metroid fan community with their criticism of Metroid: Other M and Metroid Prime: Federation Force over the years. Samus is back! Metroid seems to have returned to its roots. So why are some fans so angry and upset? (more…)
Metroid Prime: Federation Force follows the exploits of a rookie Marine from the Galactic Federation’s Federation Force programme. Initially carrying out research of indigenous creatures, exterminating threats, and collecting data within Bermuda System, soon turns into an intergalactic mission that stakes the very existence of the Federation, and quite possibly life as we know it. This entry in the Metroid series is a first-person, co-operative shooter, which places you, and up to three other friends, in the Federation Force garb.
Though the game has received plenty of backlash in its pre-release, could Metroid Prime: Federation Force actually be an intergalactic adventure to remember, or will it be consumed by the black hole of mediocrity? Find out in our in-depth review… after the break!
UPDATE – I have decided that this will be an all day thing, therefor the thread is now open for all your questions!
A brand new feature is coming to NintyBuzz; next week, we are hosting our first AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything). With Metroid Prime: Federation Force coming out fairly soon, we’d thought we’d start our first AMAA with the title.
The Metroid Prime: federation Force AMAA will take place on Friday 26th August 2016 from 6pm BST. This is currently going through a testing phase, so expect some errors and ‘whoopsies’. When the time comes, just log onto the forum, go to the Metroid Prime: Federation Force AMAA thread (clicky), and post any questions you have for the game. I’ll then follow up some of the questions and will update the original post at the end. If you haven’t got a NintyBuzz account, you can create one in less than two minutes by clicking here! It should be obvious, but I will only answer serious questions about the game. Any questions we deem unnecessary will be deleted.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force releases exclusively for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems on the 19th August in North America, and the 2nd September in Europe!
30 years ago today, Samus Aran set off on her first adventure on the NES, where she explores the depths of Zebes to stop the Space Pirates from exploiting Metroid lifeforms for their own devious agenda. Since then, she has been an influential game character due to the representation of her gender. She is independent, strong, and a badass bounty hunter who has even wiped out entire species and destroyed planets!
To celebrate 30 years of the series, I produced this little retrospect video which showcases some of her best moments over three decade run of the series. Let’s hope it doesn’t end there and there are many more years to come. Enjoy!
Shout out your favourite Metroid moments in the comments below! (Please make comments via the article thread on the forum as we are experiencing some technical difficulties regarding commenting)
Blast into a futurised game of football (or soccer for our American friends) in the Metroid Prime: Blast Ball Demo. Compete in teams of three, and use gigantic mechs to blast the ball into the opposing team’s goal. Teamwork is key if you want to succeed. Defend your goal, fend off your enemies, and blast that ball!
The Blast Ball demo went live on the eShop unexpectedly this past Thursday, and can be downloaded from the eShop for free right now. The demo comes packed with single player, local multiplayer, download play, and online multiplayer modes. You can also customise your mech with different designs and colours. If you tap a supported Amiibo, you may unlock a special design based on that character too! This is the perfect chance to become adjusted to the controls before Federation Force launches next month.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force releases exclusively for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems on the 19th August 2016 in North America, and the 2nd September 2016 in Europe! Check out the latest trailer after the break, or click here to find out more!
Music plays such a huge part within Nintendo games to make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our appreciation and love of the music, every Friday we shall share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo games, new and old.
You may be happy to hear that we will be prolonging the New Year’s celebrations a tad longer as we have an awesome selection to ensure your morale is as high as possible to start off your adventures in 2015.
Check out our playlist after the break!
Welcome to the second Fan Concept instalment where we write about a game concept created by us or you, the readers. Today’s concept gives hope that eventually there will be a new instalment in the Metroid Prime games, making the trilogy a quadrilogy. Of course, none of the following are official details from an existing gams and all images are either from previous games in the franchise or fan art.
So, without further ado, check out our Metroid Prime 4 – Desolation concept right after the break!