Metroid Themed Spirit Event

The next spirit event “Metroid Mania” for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sees spirits from the Metroid series invade the Spirit Board, beginning this Friday. Post updated with full list of spirits including Queen Metroid, Metroid, and Omega Ridley.

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Retro Studios Hiring Art Director For Metroid Prime 4

Retro Studios are newly looking for an Art Director “who can lead the collaborative development of Metroid Prime 4‘s artistic direction”. Check out the full list of positions including ‘Lead Character Artist’ and ‘Graphic Engineer’ and/or apply at this link. Art Director details pictured below…

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Blaster Master & Metroid SP Release

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.2.0 adding SP versions of both Blaster Master and Metroid, along with Hoshi no Kirby (Kirby’s Adventure), Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2), and Tsuppari Ozumo which is exclusive to Japan.

Chou Wakusei Senki Metafight Climax Version (Blaster Master SP) starts from AREA 8, and Metroid Samus Aran Saishuu Keitai (Metroid SP) sees Samus Aran in her final form. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all five titles added below…

Chou Wakusei Senki Metafight Climax Version

Metroid Samus Aran Saishuu Keitai

Hoshi no Kirby

Super Mario USA

Tsuppari Ozumo

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Metroid Prime 4 Developed By Retro Studios

Shinya Takahashi has given a development update on Metroid Prime 4 saying that the game “has not reached the standards expected in a sequel to the Metroid Prime series” and that “the current development status of the game is very challenged”. In response; the game’s Producer, Kensuke Tanabe is now working in collaboration with Retro Studios. Development is begin restarted from the beginning thus the game will inevitably be delayed. Japanese and English development update videos added below below…

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Favourite Female Protagonists*

  1. Samus Aran (Metroid) 100
  2. Pokémon Trainer (Pokémon) 75
  3. Peach (Super Mario) 51
  4. Inkling Girl (Splatoon) 37
  5. Bayonetta (Bayonetta) 31
  6. Arle Nadja (Puyo Puyo) 18
  7. Corrin (Fire Emblem)
  8. Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  9. Villager (Animal Crossing)
  10. Lyndis (Fire Emblem)

* as popular with the readers of Nintendo DREAM magazine, and taken from the February 2019 issue. Only the first six characters have their points revealed. Also check out the readers’ favourite videogame characters at this post. You can buy physical copies of Nintendo DREAM here – use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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Dr. Mario And Metroid SP Release

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.0.0 adding SP versions of both Dr. Mario and Metroid, along with Adventures of Lolo, Wario no Mori (Wario’s Woods) and Ninja Ryukenden (Ninja Gaiden). Trailers for the original there games at this post.

Dr. Mario Shiruhitozoshiru UFO Chokuzen Version (Dr. Mario: The UFO cover-up) begins just before a rare scene that occurs only after clearing the game on Level 20 at Hi speed. Metroid Kessen! Ridley Version (Metroid: The decisive battle against Ridley) starts at the battle against Ridley where Samus has all her equipemnt, including the Ice Beam upgrade for her weapon. Screenshots added below..

Dr. Mario Shiruhitozoshiru UFO Chokuzen Version

Metroid Kessen! Ridley Version

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Metroid Prime Trilogy Rumours Persist

Swedish retailers Inet have a listing for Metroid Prime Trilogy for Nintendo Switch release in February. Please note the listing is based entirely on speculation with the retailer saying they “think it will be announced at The Game Awards.” Inet even mocked up their own box art, which is posted below…

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November Online Games Dated 

Nintendo have announced that TwinBee (Konami), Mighty Bomb Jack (Koei Tecmo Games) and Metroid (Nintendo) will arrive on the Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online subscription service on 14 November. It’s unknown at this stage whether a Special version of an existing game will also release. Trailer for all three announced games added below…

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Vote Metroid Into Video Game Hall Of Fame 

Players throughout the world have the opportunity to help get the NES classic Metroid into the World Video Game Hall of Fame and join the likes of Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong and Pokémon Red & Green. 

You can cast one vote daily on this page until 04 April 2018, with the inductions to be held at The Strong in Rochester, New York on 03 May 2018. Image above thanks to The Video Game Art Archive.

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Nintendo Apply For Nine Trademarks 

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for NINE trademarks in Japan for ‘downloadable videogame programs’ including the above Octo image, as well as (in alphabetical order and all as English words): Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, Luigi’s Mansion, Mario & Luigi, Metroid, Metroid Prime, Smash Bros., Wario Land and WarioWare. This is the second new trademark for Wario Land within the last year.

Edit: actual applications for ALL trademarks added below…

Octo page 1

Octo page 2

Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers

Luigi’s Mansion

Mario & Luigi


Metroid Prime

Smash Bros.

Wario Land