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Smash Bros. Ultimate Dark Samus and Richter amiibo unboxing

Now there's a pair of badasses

Join Daan as he unboxes the two latest amiibo: Dark Samus from Metroid Prime and Richter Belmont from Castlevania!

Get a 360° look at the Dark Samus and Richter amiibo

Two more for the amiibo shelf

Want a better look at the Dark Samus and Richter amiibo? Nintendo has you covered with a quick 360° video that showcases both amiibo up-close-and-personal. Between these two, I'm feeling pretty compelled to cough up some cash for Richter. As a huge Castlevania fan, I feel it's my duty!

Newly-discovered Metroid Prime glitch causes Samus' gunship to slowly drift

Drift away

Here's a glitch that was just discovered for the original Metroid Prime, and all you have to do to experience it is leave your GameCube/Wii on for a very long time. Due to a very minor glitch with a looping animation, Samus' gunship will slowly inch its way closer to planet your on. It's not exactly an exciting glitch, but it's an interesting one!

Amiibo for 'Dark Samus' and 'Richter Belmont' revealed, releasing January 17th, 2020

Two new Amiibo coming next January

Alongside Sakurai showing off the previously announced Simon Belmont, Incineroar, & Chrom Amiibo (releasing November 15th), Nintendo took to Twitter to reveal two more upcoming Amiibo. Dark Samus and Richter Belmont will be hitting store shelves on January 17th, 2020. Collectors are sure to be happy with these detailed looking figures! Check out the box-art for the Amiibo below.

Retro hires Halo 4 senior character modeler to work on Metroid Prime 4

Welcome aboard, Chief

Work on Metroid Prime 4 continues at Retro Studios, and the team has brought in a rather interesting new hire to keep the ball rolling. Now part of Retro's team is veteran Halo creative Kyle Hefley, who is now the studio's lead character artist. Hefley has worked on Call of Duty and Sleeping Dogs, but most importantly, he served as the senior character modeler for Halo 4, Halo 5 and the upcoming Halo Infinite. Seems like he'll be quite a good fit for the Metroid universe!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Check out this seriously fantastic Samus Aran cosplay

Now THAT'S cosplay!

There have been plenty of cosplay tributes to Samas Aran over the years, but this creation by 11Vadu is definitely next-level. We can't imagine how long it took to create this amazing Power Suit costume, but it's definitely worth all the hard work and effort. You have to feel like a badass walking around in that!

More than half of the core team that worked on Metroid Prime 3: Corruption still hold positions at Retro

The last developers are in captivity

After a false start, we now know that Retro is tackling Metroid Prime 4 for Switch. Tons of fans were happy to hear this, but just who is still a part of Retro that has any ties to the previous Metroid Prime games? A bit of research by VideoGamesChronicle shows that roughly 50 people made up the core team for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and of that team, 27 remain at employed at Retro. Diving a bit deeper, 5 of Metroid Prime 3’s 11 designers are still part of the team.

If you go all the way back to the first Metroid Prime, we see that less than 10 members of the 40+ team still hold a position at Retro as of today.

Obviously, we don't know who at Retro is tackling Metroid Prime 4, and if any of the devs with experience from the previous entries are tied to the upcoming project. With that said, Retro rarely makes missteps, so I think it's safe to say that the game is in good hands.

Good Smile's Metroid Prime 3: Corruption "Samus Aran Prime3 Ver." figurine getting a reprint

Suit up, Samus

Good Smile has announced yet another reprint of one of their popular works. The company is doing another run of their Metroid Prime 3: Corruption "Samus Aran Prime3 Ver." figurine, which was originally launched back in 2007. The reprint is set to launch in Japan on Jan. 29th, 2020.

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Metroid' Spirit Board event announced

The last Metroid is heading your way

Time for another Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event. This time around the Metroid series is the focus, with all sorts of Spirits from Samus' universe coming in to do battle. The event kicks off this Friday, so make sure you're ready to do battle with some other-worldly characters!

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order dev further explains the Metroid connection

The last Jedi is in captivity

Back before E3 2019 kicked off, Game Informer had an interview with one of the dev team members working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. That developer said that the team looked at Metroid Prime closely and took it as a source of inspiration for their game. Now a new video feature has come out concerning the topic, which you can check out above.

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