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Metroid Prime Trilogy actually happening

by: Sean Colleli -
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When rumors of a Metroid Prime Trilogy surfaced, I chalked it up to the "New Play Control" series Nintendo announced last year. We've known for a while that the two GameCube Primes were getting a Wii refit, along with games like Pikmin and DK Jungle Beat, and now that they're out in Japan I've been waiting for Nintendo to announce their US release.  Well a trilogy compilation is indeed happening--all three games included on one disc, with Metroid Prime 1 and Prime 2 Echoes receiving updated Wii control and some other improvements.  The collection will release on August 24th at the price of $49.99, which isn't too bad for three of the best adventure games of all time.

I won't lie--I love the Prime series and Nintendo has made me very happy by announcing a special collector's compilation.  Still, I can't help but wonder if they are gearing up to announce a new Metroid game.  It's been two years since Prime 3 launched and we've heard next to nothing about Samus' continuing adventures.  In any case August 24th can't come soon enough. 

Three Incredible Games Just Got More Awesome: Metroid Prime Trilogy Heads to Wii

All Three Critically Acclaimed Games Now Feature Wii Remote Controls with Enhanced Presentation and In-Game Rewards


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption set a new standard for first-person motion controls in video games. Now it’s bringing those controls to the rest of the celebrated series, allowing players to experience the entire Metroid Prime story arc with the peerless precision of the Wii Remote. Nintendo announces Metroid Prime Trilogy, a new premium three-game collection for the Wii console that bundles all three landmark Metroid Prime games onto one disc and revamps the first two installments with intuitive Wii Remote controls, wide-screen presentation and other enhancements. Metroid Prime Trilogy will be available exclusively for Wii on Aug. 24 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Each game maintains its original storyline and settings, but now Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes let players use their Wii Remote to aim with precision as heroine Samus Aran. Based on the breakthrough control system that debuted in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, these new Wii controls bring an entirely new level of immersion and freedom to these milestone games.

Metroid Prime Trilogy puts the best first-person adventures all in one place, with a host of new additions that make these three timeless titles more engaging than ever,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “A great deal of care and detail has gone into Metroid Prime Trilogy, providing longtime fans with new ways to experience the games they love.”

All three games now reside on a single disc. Players can access the game they want from a unified main menu that ties together all three adventures. Through a new unlockables system, players can gain access to in-game rewards such as music and artwork by accomplishing objectives across all three games.

Metroid Prime Trilogy was developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo, the same developers that created the original games for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit Wii.com.

For more information about Metroid Prime Trilogy, visit www.Metroid.com.

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