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The Month of Metroid occurred in August 2007, in the weeks culminating with the American release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and before that, the Virtual Console re-releases of Metroid and Super Metroid. Other extended Nintendo franchise celebrations included Super Star Fox Weekend and the Year of Luigi, as well as 25th anniversary year celebrations for Mario and The Legend of Zelda.
Last week, Wii™ owners who have their systems connected to WiiConnect24™ were greeted by an ethereal blue glow alerting them Nintendo’s Month of Metroid had begun. The WiiWare™ section of the Wii Shop Channel now contains the Metroid Prime 3 Preview, allowing Wii owners to view exclusive videos for the anticipated Metroid® Prime 3: Corruption game launching Aug. 27.
It’s a whole Month of Metroid, so fans should continue to check the Metroid Prime 3 Preview for updates. To view, Wii owners must first upgrade their Wii systems to Version 3 by clicking on Wii System Update in Wii System Settings.
Metroid series fans also will find two classic games for download in the Virtual Console™ section of the Wii Shop Channel. The original Metroid® for the Nintendo Entertainment System® became available Aug. 13, while Super Metroid® for the Super NES® will be available Aug. 20. Just use Wii Points™ to download the games. Metroid and Super Metroid are rated E for Everyone.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption features amazing first-person controls, and takes advantage of the intuitive, motion-sensitive Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers. This incomparable installment concludes the trilogy’s storyline while introducing new puzzles, bigger adventures and more intense battles.
Media rave about Metroid Prime 3: Corruption’s game play and revolutionary controls. Chris Kohler of Wired.com even calls it “a brilliantly designed game, with perfected Wii motion controls,” while GameSpot.com’s Brian Ekberg hails it as “…an intense and challenging game, one that isn’t skimping when it comes to making the most of the Wii’s various control possibilities.”
Metroid games released in AugustEdit
- Metroid (August 6, 1986 in Japan, and August 1987 in North America, re-released for Virtual Console August 13, 2007)
- Metroid II: Return of Samus (August 26, 1991 in North America)
- Super Metroid (re-released for Virtual Console August 20, 2007)
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Preview (August 10, 2007 in North America)
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (August 27, 2007 in North America)
- Metroid Prime Trilogy (August 24, 2009 in North America)
- Metroid: Other M (August 31, 2010, delayed from June 27, 2010)
- Metroid Prime: Federation Force (August 19, 2016 in Notth America, August 23 in Japan)