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When I started playing Metroid: Other M, I didn't know what to make of it. Basic movement felt nothing like the previous games. The story was front and center. Samus talked a lot. The cutscenes were unskippable and initially intolerable. As I became acclimated, I began to realize that the game wasn't that much of a departure for the series at all. In fact, the elem...

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gets a Metroid injection

It's more of the Samus, but not as you might expect. As revealed in today's Nintendo Direct for Japan, the latest Nintendo collaboration for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate brings Metroid-style gear to Capcom's multiplayer action-RPG. Capcom Unity along with Nintendo of Europe then indicated the Metroqui...

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Link and Samus lend their clothes to Dynasty Warriors VS.

This happened over the last week, but we can't let it pass by because hahahahahaha. Dynasty Warriors VS., an upcoming 3DS game in the confusingly prolific series, will have optional Zero Suit Samus and Skyward Sword Link costumes you can put on your custom character. Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have be...

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Samus morphs into an incredible action figure

We agree with Samus's sentiment. The new Figma Samus Aran action figure, due out in Japan this June, easily earns a rating of "thumbs up" by our standards. The 150mm (roughly 6") figure, modeled on Samus's appearance in Metroid: Other M, includes a base, two "beam effect" accessories, five alternat...

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This retro Metroid cosplay is without equal

It's almost Halloween, and it's likely you're pretty much set on what you're dressing up as this year. If you're thinking Samus, think again: Dan Cattell's sprite-based Samus and Chozo Statue costumes are without equal. In fact, they're even featured in the latest issue of Nintendo Power....

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Trade your Club Nintendo coins for a big 3DS AR card

Your 3DS Mii is pathetically teensy now, suitable for posing next to hamsters and soda cans. But you could make your virtual self much more (virtually) substantial with the giant AR Card, available now from North America's Club Nintendo for 200 Coins. The 28.5" tall card has the question-mark blo...

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Dead or Alive Dimensions has Ridley stage, Samus cameo roll

Nintendo's collaboration with Tecmo's Team Ninja didn't end with last year's Metroid: Other M. A new trailer for 3DS fighter Dead or Alive Dimensions reveals a dangerous arena encircled by lava and stalked by Ridley, the winged nemesis of Samus Aran. He's not one for mild-mannered spectating, inste...

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Metroid: Other M for $20 at Amazon for two hours only

Here's a chance to spend something other than full retail price for a new copy of Metroid: Other M. Amazon is currently offering the game in a lightning deal for the far-out sum of $19.99. The discount is only in effect until 6 p.m. EST / 3 p.m. PST, or until they run out, so dash on over. ...

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Amazon offers discounts on Metroid, Majin and AC: Brotherhood

"No, Joystiq, I don't need any more games," you whisper to yourself. "I've got this huge 2010 backlog already -- heck, I haven't even played Bayonetta yet, and that came out in January." Your plight is shared by many gamers, but there's little point in protesting. You're going to pick up one of ...

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Team Ninja head sounds off on 3DS development, motion control

Team Ninja has repeatedly proven itself to be one of the great reformers of fast-paced hyperviolent action games -- it should come as no surprise that the studio's new leader, Yosuke Hayashi, has a few things to say about the broader changes affecting the industry. In an interview with Gamasutra, H...

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Cartroid: Samus built from old Nintendo cartridges

We've all got old, crummy games laying around. You could either throw those away or you could make a nice piece of folk art, like this sculpture of Samus created by JJ Hendricks. To check out more shots of the Plastic Varia Suit version of Samus, hit up the link below....

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