Metroid Prime hat trick coming for North American Wiis
I’ve been watching New Play Control!: Metroid Prime like a space pirate commander dragon who makes really bad decisions on who to orphan for some time now. The New Play Control! series has been bringing Gamecube games to Wii with certain current-gen enhancements, like widescreen modes and pointer/motion controls where appropriate. Standouts so far include Pikmin… and, uh… yeah, Pikmin. NPC Prime came out a little while ago in Japan, and that made me antsy. You see, Metroid‘s way hotter in the west than it is over in Japan, but we didn’t get a release date.
Now we know why. Retro’s busily compiling all three Metroid Prime console games into a single Wii disc, adding Wii Remote controls to Prime 1 and 2 as expected, and even including the entirety of 2007′s Metroid Prime 3 as well. All this for a mere fifty smackers? Where do I preorder? Oh right, anywhere.
What makes this so sweet is I was ready to pay another $30 each for NPC Prime and NPC Prime 2, and instead I’m getting the lot of three for ten dollars less. Of course, I already have Prime 3, so my question now is, can I use my game save from the original release of 3 with the new one?
Don’t sell your copies of Prime 1 and 2 for Gamecube yet though. There will be some omissions from the collection, such as the bonus features in the original Prime, like the ability to unlock the original NES Metroid. Additions include the aforementioned widescreen mode, the great pointer controls from Corruption, and the medals system we were introduced to in Corruption as well, which work like trophies or achievements. A handful of other integrations between the three games exist as well, making the deal even sweeter and very un-nintendo-like.
This comes out in August.metroid prime, metroid prime 2 echoes, metroid prime 3, metroid prime trilogy, new play control, wiimake