Friday, May 22, 2009

Metroid Prime Trilogy releasing this August

Do you like buying games you already own, again? Do you like buying GOOD games all over again? If so, Nintendo has got a product for you! Just announced today from Nintendo is the Metroid Prime Trilogy, which will contain both Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, ported from the GameCube with new controls and better graphics; as well as the Wii title, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, which released back in 2007. Yes, three great titles, one disc, for $49.99; though it may be a blow to those who want Wii-controlled GameCube titles, but don't want to re-buy Corruption.

With all games on a single disc, you'll now be able to go back and fourth between titles, despite continuity, much like The Orange Box or Super Mario All-Stars ... or any other compilation title. From the looks of it though, the achievement system from Metroid Prime 3 will be across all games, as you'll now be able earn rewards based on all three titles.

None the less, even if you have to buy Corruption all over again, think of the alternatives. In Japan Metroid Prime has already been released as a stand alone New Play Control title, with Metroid Prime 2 coming soon; that's about $30 each if you compare it to NPC titles released already. With this one disc collection for $49.99, your actually buying all three games for about $16 each, which isn't half bad. Sure, it's no Metroid Dread, but it's still shows Nintendo has some care for this under-appreciated franchise.

Metroid Prime Trilogy is set for release on Wii, August 24th, 2008; exactly two years after the release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

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