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Switch Online NES Collection - Super Mario Bros. 2, Kirby's Adventure, Blaster Master SP, and Metroid SP 2 footage

Time to check out the latest NES games added to the Switch Online NES collection! Watch footage of Super Mario Bros. 2, Kirby's Adventure, Blaster Master SP, and Metroid SP 2 in the video above.

Nintendo Switch Online NES lineup gets Blaster Master SP and Metroid SP 2 on top the previously announced Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2

Nintendo always adds in some surprise NES games with their monthly updates to the Switch Online NES collection. We knew that Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure were coming today, but now we know that both Blaster Master SP and Metroid SP 2 are joining them.

Blaster Master SP

Start from area 8. You’ll start from area 8, the final area, in this special version of Blaster Master. Moreover, SOPHIA is fully equipped and ready for action! The Hover Gauge and Power are full, and Homing Missiles, Thunder Break, and Multi Warhead Missiles are all maxed out – along with Jason’s own Gun Energy Gauge and Power! You’re ready to take on the Underworld Lord… so get to it!

Metroid SP 2

The fully fortified bounty hunter! You just got a great head start on your mission to defeat Mother Brain! In this version of Metroid, every power-up, including all Power Suit weapons and abilities, is available from the start. The ending of this game changes slightly depending on how fast it’s beaten, boasting a total of five endings. Here, you’re ready to rush right to the finale, where you can see the ending that features Samus without her trademark Power Suit.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

RUMOR - Details on Metroid Prime 4's rough development, Retro's new involvement, Metroid Prime Trilogy on Switch, and other Metroid projects

The news of Metroid Prime 4's development being restarted with Retro handling the project has shocked many, there's no doubt about it. The announcement has lead many fans to wonder just how the project fell apart, and what lead to Retro getting involved once again. While we don't have concrete information, we do have some rumored details from Imran Khan, Senior Editor at Game Informer.

- the problem came from Nintendo's experimental ad-hoc development process
- Metroid Prime 4 was being made in parts in different countries
- some studios were progressing smoothly with the project, while others were having a lot of trouble
- Nintendo started to think that the game needed to be all under one roof to set things straight
- Retro made the pitch for their involvement and put together a demo that Nintendo liked

That's not the only project Metroid fans have been hearing about, though. There have been long-standing rumors of the Metroid Prime Trilogy coming to Switch, as well as other Metroid-related projects in the works. Khan elaborates on those situations as well.

- the Metroid Prime Trilogy Switch port has been completed for quite some time
- it was originally going to be announced last month
- there's more Metroid stuff in development

First 4 Figures Presents Metroid Prime Meta Ridley Resin Statue

Today we're happy to announce the first statue from our Metroid Prime - Meta Ridley Resin Metroid Villains Statue line of collectibles.

Estimated Release Date - Q1 2020

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Pre-orders for Metroid Prime - Meta Ridley Resin Statue EXCLUSIVE EDITION is only available until February 22nd 2019.
*You must come back to the website on January 25th 2019, log into your account and VALIDATE your order to confirm your Signature edition.

Exclusive edition
The package includes the following:-

Metroid Prime - Meta Ridley RESIN statue
LED function implemented in the eyes
Chest Plate with LED function
Glow in the Dark Wings
Highly detailed base inspired from the theme and style from the Metroid Prime game
Authentication Card

Product Size:
Statue
Height – 37 inches (94cm)
Width - 33 inches (84cm)
Depth - 22 inches (56cm)
Weight – 6.48 KG

Standard edition
The package includes the following:-

Metroid Prime - Meta Ridley RESIN statue
Glow in the Dark Wings
Highly detailed base inspired from the theme and style from the Metroid Prime game
Authentication Card

Product Size:

Statue
Height – 37 inches (94cm)
Width - 33 inches (84cm)
Depth - 22 inches (56cm)
Weight – 6.48 KG

First 4 Figures - Metroid Prime: Meta Ridley Statue Teaser

First 4 Figures have put out a teaser trailer showcasing progress on their upcoming Metal Ridley statue, and it's looking particularly bad-ass. If I had unlimited funds, you could bet I'd spend some of that money on the various statues First 4 Figures has put out. They're damn pricey, but the quality is top-notch.

First 4 Figures - Metroid Prime 2 Varia Suit: Production Diary Part 3

Time for another check-in on First 4 Figures' Metroid Prime 2 Varia Suit statue. This sucker is looking pretty damn fantastic so far! Can't wait to see how it looks with all the finishing touches.

Nintendo grabs new trademarks for Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid: Other M

Nintendo has filed for two more trademarks related to Wii games. Both Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid: Other M trademarks surfaced recently, both of which apply to ‘video game program’, ‘downloadable video game program’, and 'program for smartphone.’ We'll have to wait and see if these applications result in any re-releases of these titles.

Did You Know Gaming - Metroid Prime 2 Producer Can't Beat His Own Game

This time on Did You Know Gaming extra, we take a look at how the Metroid Prime 2 producer can't beat his own game, then we look at why Pikachu is a rare encounter in Pokemon Yellow, and how Nintendo kept people from leaking the roster of Super Smash Bros for Wii U. Then we have a look at a story from the development of Doom involving an axe and John Romero, followed by a peek into the life of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto. Then we finish off with some random trivia about Zero Wing.

RUMOR - Metroid Prime Trilogy coming to Switch

Time for another juicy rumor about a potential Switch release. Word on the street is that the Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to Switch, and it's going to be revealed at the Game Awards later this week. This would certainly make for a nice refresher as we lead into Metroid Prime 4. At least we don't have long to wait to see if this rumor is true!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Secret romantic message discovered in Super Metroid

It's been 24 years since the launch of Super Metroid but a new Easter Egg has been brought to our attention! Programmer, Yasuhiko Fujii snuck a secret message in for his girlfriend during the development of the game and kept this quiet for decades!
Man, how crazy is this!? All these years later, we find out about a hidden message in Super Metroid. The best part is that it's hidden in plain sight!