Earlier today, Nintendo announced that the long-awaited Metroid Prime 4 was not only being delayed but that the original build of the game, thought to have been in development by Bandai Namco, was being completely discarded. They announced that none other than Retro Studios would be taking up the mantle for Prime 4 and would finish its development, ending almost two years of non-stop speculation regarding the next entry in a classic franchise. By telling their fans bluntly that they were starting over, Nintendo is treating them like adults, an approach that the game industry could learn from.
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I got the new Metroid on Tuesday but waited two days to start it. Metroid is my favorite video game series. Did I fall for these lonely sci-fi action-archeology games when I played the first one, as a year-old boy in ?
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Metroids are the titular creatures of the Metroid series. Originating from the planet SRthey first became known to the universe at large when Space Pirates stole a batch of specimens from a Galactic Federation research vessel and attempted to exploit them as bioweapons. Since then, the species was spread out on numerous planets, endangering all life present due to the Metroids living off of the mysterious " life energy " of their prey.
She was introduced in the video game Metroid. Samus Aran is an ex-soldier of the Galactic Federation who became a galactic bounty hunterusually fitted with a powered exoskeleton that is equipped with weapons such as directed-energy weapons and missiles. Throughout the series, she executes missions given to her by the Galactic Federation while hunting the antagonistic Space Pirates and their leader Ridleyalong with the parasitic energy-draining organisms called Metroids.