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I've just received word that the Federation is allowing all Bounty Hunters to use ship-command devices. You should now be able to remotely command your ship and land it here. Don't forget to perform suit maintenance and data backup if you need.

Rundas, informing Samus Aran about the Command Visor being authorized.

Command Visor

Samus using her Command Visor.

The Command Visor is a visor in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption that allows Samus to remotely control her gunship. This control includes having the gunship leave its location to land at a landing pad where Samus is situated, and manoeuvring heavy objects if necessary. Lastly, she can order the ship to do a bombing run to destroy obstacles and large enemies.

Sylux, a Bounty Hunter from Metroid Prime Hunters, appears to possess a similar ability; he orders his ship, the Delano 7, to attack Samus while he is in a battle with her. They may be common or possibly outlawed, since Rundas had told Samus that using the visor had been authorized while fending off the Pirate attack on Norion.

Although the Command Visor is included at the beginning, Samus is unable to use it as the Visor is offline. However, it changes to online during the attack on Norion; while fending off some Space Pirates en route to Generator A, Rundas helps her. Afterwards, he received word that the Federation authorizes the use of Command Gunships. Therefore, Samus is now capable of using the Gunship command.

GlitchEdit

In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, there is a related audio glitch. To perform it, the player must land the ship on a docking bay and walk into it (as if to save), switching to the command visor just before or as Samus enters. This causes the command visor's audio to play inside the ship instead of the usual audio track, which is not rectified until Samus leaves again.

Inventory dataEdit

Command Visor
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption "The Command Visor is used to send commands to your gunship.
Push and hold - to bring up Visor Select. Move the cursor into the lower-right zone and release - to enter Command Visor.
When in Command Visor, you will be able to see Command Icons. Target and lock on to these icons with Z to send orders to your gunship.
Samus's Notes:
Much like the Varia Suit, your gunship's abilities are expandable. As you gain more abilities, you will be able to use the Command Visor to send your ship new commands."

TriviaEdit

Samus calls in gunship

The Command Visor appears to be used during the ending of Metroid Prime as Samus calls her ship while the Impact Crater is collapsing.

  • Before fighting the first Berserker Lord, Samus inputs commands to lead her ship to safety, despite Gunship commands being offline.
  • It seems that she loses this ability during the final events in Metroid Fusion, as she is unable to command her ship to land in the last scenes. That particular gunship can only be flown manually. This, however, may be because the new gunship was directly supplied by the Federation.
  • The whirring sounds that are heard while using the Command Visor are the same as for the X-Ray Visor in Prime.
  • Also, when issuing a command to the Gunship, a voice confirming the order says "Beacon Received", which can be heard in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and the PAL release of Prime when Samus is alerted to an anomaly on the planet.
  • The Command Visor is the first item in the Metroid series to be authorized for use rather than collecting it. Most items in Metroid: Other M were authorized for use by Adam.
  • If Samus has the Plasma or Nova Beam, or if she is in hyper-mode while on Phaaze, using the Command Visor will cause the arm cannon to return to its default form.


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