Nintendo just released the live action TV commercial for Metroid Other M
and man is it a doozy. I'll let the trailer speak for itself mostly, but in a nutshell I think Nintendo has gone back to conveying the Metroid series the way it should be. Considering Other M is pretty recent in the Metroid canon, we get a nice solemn focus on Samus' history and how she reflects on it, which also calls back to the game which will be exploring Samus' back story in much greater detail.
This ad reminded me a lot of the one for the first Metroid Prime
--that one also showed up in theaters and it really sent a chill down my spine when I saw it back in 2002. The Prime 2 Echoes
ad was a bit edgier but all of these were much better than the completely out of place "Wii would like to play" spot they ran for Prime 3 Corruption
. I've included the other three after the break so check them out and let us know what you think in the comments.