First two GameCube titles get motion-sensing overhaul, bundled together with 2007's Metroid Prime: Corruption in one $49.99 package.
While Nintendo fans are looking to the company's press briefing at next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo with hopes of new game announcements, the Wii maker today padded its release list by one more game. Or three, depending on how one looks at it.
Nintendo today announced Metroid Prime Trilogy for release on the Wii in North America. The compilation will include 2007's current-generation debut of the space-faring adventure franchise--Metroid Prime 3: Corruption--as well as revamps of the series' two GameCube installments on a single disc. Originally released in 2002, Metroid Prime brought the series into 3D to overwhelming acclaim and was followed up two years later by the similarly lauded Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
Both the original Prime and Echoes will be updated with motion controls along the lines of those featured in Corruption. The two games will also support widescreen displays, and players will be able to unlock art and music by achieving a number of in-game objectives.
The first two Metroid Prime games have been included in Nintendo's Japanese "Wii de Asobu" line, a series of GameCube ports making their way West as the New Play Control line. The announcement leaves only two titles from the Wii de Asobu line that have yet to be confirmed for a North American release: Pikmin 2 (released in Japan in March) and Chibi Robo (set for a Japanese debut in June).
Metroid Prime Trilogy is set for an August 24 release with a retail price of $49.99.
Whats so great about this deal is that right now Metroid Prime 3 is selling for 49.99 alone at Wal Mart
This will be the best deal ever. Two of the best gamecube games and one of the best wii games, all together for less than the price of one!
I would definitely buy this just to have all three on one disc. It's pretty awesome that they put motion controls on the first two as well, kinda surprising, but definitely awesome...
I will totally buy this. I loved the Metroid Prime Trilogy and especially the new controls on Corruption
yes .... the game that I've been waiting for ... with this I can claimed that I've played all metorid prime game ...
i would get a wii just to play metroid. i loooove metroid! it brings me back to the good ole days! but then again, i could just play it on the gamecube for a fraction of the price...
@hulksmash77. Dude the Wii is backward compatible. You could buy the Gamecube versions for $5 and $5 on a controller, and play them on the Wii already, you don't have to spend $50 on a compilation disc to play Gamecube games.
fantastic idea...they should have done this with Pikmin. This is great for me and my friend...he has Corruption but not the first 2 and he doesn't have a gamecube...so now he can play the other 2 for wii!! I have the first already on gamecube but I haven't played the 3 or 2...so, this is great for me too.
Sweet, I never finished the first Prime. I got to about 70% and then got stuck. I let a friend borrow it and never got it back. I didn't want to get into 2 or 3 without beating the first. This will fix most of my issues : )
I still have my gamecube disks for these games. Motion controls are cool, but its not cool enough to re-buy a game I've already played to death.
O_O; $50?... Didn't Wii Music start off at full price? I wonder how much more paint Nintendo can huff. I'm very confident they could give us more crazy in the future...
What a bargain! So for the price of Corruption now I can get two of the best former games in the series too? Sweet!
nintendo hasnt made a new game thats actually good for the hardcore in years. I mean I used to like nintendo but not so much anymore.
I've been putting off getting the 3rd one and now I know that I made the right choice. And for all of you hating on this because it doesn't benefit you. Shut up. There's nothing wrong with this release. It's not hurting you at all. It's not for you so put on you big boy bloomers and contain you bullsh@t. There could be no Metroid news at all and I guess that would be more satisfying b/c if it's not for you, then no one should be getting this kind of news who actually appreciate it. This release isn't hurting you in the least. All the people appreciating this news will enjoy it and you'll go on playing your crap unaffected at all. Stop whining about something that didn't have to be because if it wasn't for this news there wouldn't be any Metroid news at all if they aren't releasing a brand new one and of they are releasing a new, it will still be released. Complaining about this release is like crying b/c 2% Milk exist when all you want is Whole Milk. Do you get? Shhhhh!
@HipHopTrilogy, you bought the game for $60? I hate to ask but where do you shop? Wii games open at a max of $50 unless they have periphery devices like special controllers. Even Amazon lists the original price at $50.
Although I can see how this wouldn't be so convenient for some people, this will be great for people like me who never got a Gamecube and would love to play the series. Looking forward to this :)
I think $50 is bit much. You're paying for 2 last gen games with extremely minor improvements (and no added levels) and MP3 has been out almost 2 years. If you haven't gotten all 3 then it's a good way to get all 3 but otherwise it's really not all that much to get excited about.
While this is a rare, genuinely good value for good ports, I agree with yerfinalfantasy, this would have been far more valuable if they had waited for the next generation.
Don't get me wrong, I like all 3 being in one package and I love playing ports for the new and improved content. But I already have all 3. Couldn't they have waited until the next Nintendo console or port them onto the DS? Cuz otherwise, I don't think I'll be buying.
MAKE A NEW ONE FOR THE DS DAMMIT lol the one in the ds was known as the best first person shooter on the ds ever lol
COME ON!! i just bought metroid prime 3 on my birthday for 60 bucks!!, i coulda just waited for this? DAMBIT!!!
A big downer for me was that the first two Metroid Prime games did not have widescreen, which for me detracted from the atmosphere playing on a bigscreen TV and seeing everything stretched out. Good to see its finally being added. I see nothing wrong with this release. Graphics get a cleanup, you get the much better control scheme that came with MP3, all three games on one disc, its a good package. It'll also be good for those who played MP3 first and were never properly able to experience the first two games. But in all honestly, $39.99 would probably be a better pricepoint. Yes you do get three games in one, but considering you can buy all three games separately for less than $49.99 I think a small pricedrop would be in order. Unless we get some kind of bonus content on the disc. What I'd love to see though is Nintendo announce a new Metroid game at E3 for the Wii, then include a demo on the Trilogy disc. Good marketing plot to make the game sell more.
Never really liked the third one, and apparently it's the one most people these days seem to have played. This bundle will remind people of what made the Prime series good.
So, basically you get Metroid Prime 3 with the first two for the same price as MP3? Well...that sucks. Everyone who cared about Metroid Prime 3 already has it by now.
While we're talking remakes... Perhaps Square Enix should port Final Fantasy 12 onto the 360. I would love to play that game in HD. I'd buy it again! Because I am that kind of idiot!
That's awesome!!! Playing Echoes right now and loved Prime must finish Echoes before Corruption can be played. I've always loved Metroid. But a true next-gen Metroid would be a welcome addition for E3.
I was hoping to just pick up the first of the three when it was released with updated controls for about $20 or so, seeing as I've already played through all three games. However, I believe all of the other "New Play Control"games have been $30, so an extra $20 doesn't sound so bad to get the second one as well--though I really don't need another copy of the third game. I can see how this trilogy could be a great opportunity for those who missed out on the games the first time around, as the Metroid Prime trilogy provides some of the best gaming experiences the medium can offer. However, it's not like one couldn't plunk down a few bucks for used copies of Prime 1 and 2 and simply play the Gamecube versions on their Wii. While it's great the Metroid series is getting some attention again, it's depressing that such a phenomenal series has received no hint of expansion past Prime 3 back in '07. Maybe Nintendo will finally deliver on their promise to stimulate the hardcore community and reveal something at E3...maybe...
Not a bad deal at all, I've played the first one, missed out on the second one, and I kinda started the third one back when it came out. This would definitely get me to sit down and play through the wholes series again, and even though I own the first and third, this still isn't a bad deal since you get all three on one disk. I'd save my complaints about Nintendo until after E3.
I don't understand why people don't think Nintendo makes new games. Punch Out!! was this month. Excitebots was last month. Surely, they are working as hard or harder than Sony and Microsoft Studios to get new games on the market. Was Punchout a remake? Was GTA 4 more of the same? Some of these arguments have no logic behind them. Wii is a great machine. Sure I wish there were more RPG's for it, but I have a great time with what I have. What other machine can give you such a back catalog of classics included? It's obvious some here don't like motion controls, but Metroid Prime Corruption is mostly controlled by the IR sensor in the "Wii-mote" therefore it is VERY accurate. A little bit of "waggle" doesn't offend my purist gaming senses. I thought it added quite a bit to the feeling of fighting in Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World...which is not as bad as reviewers say. In fact owning Vesperia and Symphonia, I would say that Symphonia's battle system/feel is MUCH more responsive and quick. The motion control sections of Metroid Prime Corruption were, if not exactly accurate, still more immersive than...press "X" button. Could Galaxy have done with our motion control? Sure. But being able to add a little bit of motion for a spin move, gets you just a bit more into the game. No, it is not essential for most hardcore games I enjoy, but implemented well, it is a nice little bonus. Even Mario Kart Wii brings the player in by being able to actually steer if you want instead of pushing the thumb stick. I am not taking sides here. But too many people put the Wii down, without giving it credit for what it is and what it means to be. I have 360 and PS2 for their games and those experiences, but I have Wii for it's own brand of fun. Take it or leave it. As far as Metroid goes. I think it's great to get all three titles on one disc with Wii motion controls. (The IR pointer IS accurate.) I will also enjoy being able to play in widescreen. I suppose we could all complain that it's just a remake, but honestly do we really believe Nintendo has all their core staff working on this project? Why not throw out some extra remakes/repackages for fans, when the time involved isn't too extreme and there is an audience who would buy the product?
Hey nintendoboy16 and Capedcod, ya do know that this isn't Retro Studios current project that they are revealing at E3 right? This is just an extra bonus package consisting of three of the best games of the past decade with enhanced controls and added content. This is such and excellent and thoughtful deal for Metroid fans, and I'm very glad Retro went out of their way to do this. So stop whining and enjoy this news while you wait for the word on Retro's new project. Plus everyone one knows their buying this. It's just too good to pass up.
yay three games i already have! the controls for the first two were perfect, there is seriously no reason to redo them.
Enough to make a Wii owner out of me, finally! I love the Prime series, and they've thrown just enough extra content in to make it compelling to pay again.
@Deadlocked4Life: No arguments there at all... I got about 1/4 into it and just realized that I was wasting my time, even on a rental. Gamespot was generous with that 7... The IDEA was good though... My point was purely the contrast in violence, style, etc. By the way, sucktackular... good one lol. @nintendoboy16: For all I've said against the wii... for all I don't like motion control... I would buy a Wii tommorrow if a new F-Zero or Starfox were announced today.
Nappan, I see one contradiction in that post. Mario Kart is a great game, and Velvet Assassin is sucktacular. That is all.
No thanks, Nintendo. I already have the complete trilogy. Can you please just make an F-Zero Wii or Starfox Wii instead?
@Axe_Armor: I think some people (fanboys of all factions aside) just feel Nintendo really let them down over the last year in terms of quality releases. I don't see that most people are convinced that this game was somehow put ahead of new IPs... more that while this is a fine thing for big Metroid fans, or anyone who didn't play the GC games or Corruption... it would be nice to see something new. If Nintendo has a good showing at E3, I think you'll see a lot of those complaints dry up, except for fanboys. If not, I think angry Wii owners are going to rival fanboys for angry posts...
Why is everyone acting like Nintendo shut down every other Wii project to make this? New games are still being made, so chill! If you already have the games or think this is some lazy scheme to make money, then DON'T BUY IT. I for one am excited. Three top-quality games for the price of one is nothing to be angry about. I never got into the Prime series, but here's a perfect way to start. I'm definetly buying this. Besides, look at it this way: It's not another gimmicky family game. It's something for us hardcore gamers.
Nintendo has two of the best (although one has been butchered lately) combat racing IPs. Mario Kart, and F-Zero. I'm 28, and I've been playing mario kart since the first one. I see no contradiction between playing Velvet Assassin, and Mario Kart in the same day. The issues with Nintendo don't have to do with a lack of ABILITY to make great games... it's the lack of willingness to make enough compared to the shovelware. Then again, money is addictive. ;)
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