Metroid Prime Trilogy Hits Store Shelves Today
The girl in the Orange battle armor is back as Nintendo has released the Metroid Prime Trilogy box set today, now containing all three Metroid Prime titles in one collectible case.
The Metroid Prime Trilogy contains Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime: Echoes and Metroid Prime: Corruption all together on one disc. For the first time, all of these titles will be released in 16×9 widescreen display, and for the first two titles in the series, the controls have been redone to support the Wiimote interface.
The Metroid Prime Trilogy also has a book in the package that gives information about all three titles in the series. Check the jump for all the info on the release, as well as a photo of the collector’s edition..
A Legend is Reborn: Metroid Prime: Trilogy Now Available for Wii
Acclaimed First-Person Adventure Series Gets Updated Wii Remote Controls and Enhanced Presentation
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Your local movie theater is no longer the only place to find a blockbuster trilogy. With today’s release of MetroidTM Prime: Trilogy for the WiiTM video game console, Nintendo is offering a spectacular, all-in-one action saga, combining all three critically acclaimed Metroid Prime games on one special-edition disk with updated Wii motion controls and wide-screen presentation. Delivering an unforgettable experience to series newcomers and veterans alike, Metroid Prime: Trilogy carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Each copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy contains three games: Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2 Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The first two games, originally released for Nintendo GameCubeTM, have been updated for play using the innovative Wii motion-control system that debuted with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. These controls bring a new level of immersion and freedom to these award-winning games. Also, for the first time ever, all three games are rendered in a vivid 16:9 wide-screen presentation. Players can now select the game they want to play through a unified main menu that ties together all three adventures, and gain access to bonus materials through a new in-game unlockables system.
Each copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy comes in a Collector’s Edition metal case with a protective slipcover, and includes a special art booklet highlighting content from all three Metroid Prime games. Metroid Prime: Trilogy was developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo, the same developers that created the original games for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems.
“Metroid Prime is a landmark series that remains one of the most innovative and influential examples of what first-person gaming has to offer,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Metroid Prime: Trilogy, we’ve created a special package for our dedicated fans that celebrates and reflects the passion that they feel for these games.”
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About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM and Nintendo DSiTM systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game BoyTM, Game Boy Advance, Super NESTM, Nintendo 64TM and Nintendo GameCubeTM. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as MarioTM, Donkey KongTM, MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and PokémonTM. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.Nintendo.com.