World Record Progression: Metroid (video feature)

Pretty amazing to see how the speedrunning scene has picked apart the original Metroid from a million different angles, which has lead to some amazing feats. It also shows me I have no chance of ever getting a record in this game!

Game Informer Replay - Super Metroid

For the next month, Game Informer's Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara joins the Replay crew for a look at some of our favorite titles from our Top 300 list, regardless of whether we've played them on Replay before. We talk impact on the industry, fun factor, and where they fell on the list.

Game Informer gets Metroid cover to celebrate its 300th issue

Game Informer is celebrating its 300th issue in all sorts of fun ways, including a set of 4 amazing covers. One of those covers features none other than Metroid, and it's a gorgeous bit of artwork. Hopefully Game Informer releases this artwork in full-res, because I really need to get a better look at it!

RUMOR - Bandai Namco not the lead dev on Metroid Prime 4

The gang over at Easy Allies has some supposed inside info on Metroid Prime 4, and it ties into the recent discussion of Bandai Namco's involvement with the game. While that was never confirmed, many people believed that a listing on LinkedIn mentioning a first person adventure for Switch was actually Metroid Prime 4. According to the Easy Allies clip above (24 minute mark), Bandai Namco isn't the lead dev on the project, and is instead a supporting role. Last we heard from Nintendo, Metroid Prime 4 was going to be created by an internal team.

Blast from the Past - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes developer Q&A gets a fan translation

Believe it or not, there was a Metroid Prime 2: Echoes developer interview years and years ago, when the game was actually new! The thing is, Nintendo never bothered to translate the interview for fans outside of Japan. All these years later, the gang over at Shinesparkers has put in a lot of time and effort to bring the Q&A to fans around the world. If you want to get some insight into the creation of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, hit up the link below!

Q&A here

Nintendo cleans house at this year's DICE awards

Nintendo absolutely cleaned up at this year's DICE awards. Between Nintendo's first party offerings and a couple third party outings, the Big N dominated the winners list. You can see all the categories Nintendo claimed below.

Game of the Year

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Mobile Game of the Year

- Fire Emblem Heroes

Handheld Game of the Year

- Metroid: Samus Returns

DICE Sprite Award

- Snipperclips

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Sports Game of the Year

- FIFA 18

Racing Game of the Year

- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Family Game of the Year

- Snipperclips

Adventure Game of the Year

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

- Super Mario Odyssey

RUMOR - Metroid Prime 4 being moved to Bandai Namco Japan's studio, Singapore studio to work on another Switch game

Let's have a quick rundown of hte situation, shall we? A LinkedIn profile for a Bandai Namco Singapore developer stated that he was working on an exclusive first person shooter/adventure for Switch. Many believed this to be a reference to Metroid Prime 4. Eurogamer followed up with their own information, stating that they've also heard from other sources that Metroid Prime 4 is being handled by Bandai Namco. Okay, now let's get to the new tidbit of info!

Eurogamer has updated their article with a bit more news on the Metroid Prime 4 rumor. They say that Bandai Namco Singapore was indeed working on Metroid Pirme 4, but now the game is being moved over to Bandai Namco's studio in Japan. This is so the Singapore studio can work on another title for Switch, but no details on that game were given.

Lots of speculation and inside info, but nothing official. Still, it's quite a bit of fun to speculate!