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Games reviews roundup: Fifa 18; Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES; Metroid: Samus Returns | Technology

EA, Xbox One/PS4/PC, cert 3 ★★★★ Another year and, of course, another instalment of the bestselling football sim in the world. It may seem a cynical commercial behemoth, but the reality is most players will enjoy countless more hours of fun from the new Fifa than from any number of first-person shooters. Whether choosing to play the career mode, online or the Panini sticker-like Ultimate Team, everything has been given the usual graphical lick of …

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If you’re craving a Metroid game on the Switch, try these new indie games instead

With the release of Metroid: Samus Returns, Nintendo reinvigorated the long-dormant sci-fi franchise. It wasn’t just a new Metroid: it was an old-school, side-scrolling Metroid, which we haven’t seen in nearly a decade. But while many were excited about the prospect of finally being able to explore the planet SR388 once again, others were disappointed that the game was coming to the aging 3DS instead of the much newer Switch. Sure, there’s Metroid Prime 4 …

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Nintendo’s Yoshio Sakamoto on the Metroid series’ long-awaited return – Entertainment

In 1986, the video game Metroid put players in the power-armoured shoes of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran. The game was a surprise with its moody aesthetic and focus on exploration, compared to the straightforward sidescroller setup of games like Super Mario Bros., on the Nintendo Entertainment System. But the biggest surprise came after defeating the evil alien Mother Brain and saving the galaxy. After finishing the game, Samus’s helmet was removed — revealing that the hero …

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This infamous Metroid fangame has received massive updates, despite Nintendo’s opposition

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube One of 2016’s great gaming tragedies was the story of AM2R – Another Metroid 2 Remake – a fan project to rebuild the old and creaky Game Boy entry in the Metroid series to more modern spec. While the game did survive to release, and even received a v1.1 patch, Nintendo turned their great fiery eye towards the project and shut down any further development, and had almost all downloads …

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Metroid: Samus Returns Review – 3DS

You know, there’s a reason why they call it ‘Metroidvania’ and not ‘Castletroid’. As much as the Castlevania series took the whole ‘interconnected 2D map’ ball and ran with it over the past decade while Metroid fans had to do without, it’s Nintendo’s series that first defined the rules and, when handled properly, did it best. Now here we are, a ridiculous thirteen years since the last 2D Metroid game (2004’s Metroid: Zero Mission), and …

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Metroid Prime 4 release date UPDATE – Bad news for Nintendo Switch | Gaming | Entertainment

Metroid Prime 4 was one of the surprise announcements during this E3, with Samus Aran heading to the Nintendo Switch for the first time. At E3 only the logo for the game was unveiled, suggesting that the latest title in the Prime series was early in development. However, soon after that fans were left hoping that Metroid Prime 4 could be arriving as early as next year. Charlie Scibetta – Senior Director of Corporate Communications …

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Metroid Prime 4 Will Likely Be A 2018 Release

by Robert Workman | June 21, 2017 Last week during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo threw a few surprises our way during its Direct presentation – including the news that Metroid Prime 4 was in the works. But the real question now is when we can expect it to arrive. Well, according to the company, not too long now. Speaking with GamesBeat, senior director of corporate communications for Nintendo of America, Charlie Scibetta, revealed …

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Nintendo Says Metroid Prime 4 & Pokemon Switch Are Coming In 2018

Nintendo had a strong showing at E3 this year, pushing their titles coming out this year such as Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Pokken Tournament, to name a few. Where they really stole the show was during their Nintendo Spotlight, which revealed Metroid Prime 4 and a new Pokemon title in development for the Switch. Fans went nuts with this news and Metroid Prime 4 ended up being the second …

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Metroid Prime 4’s Surprising Early Reveal Explained By Nintendo

by Nathan Birch | June 17, 2017 (Photo: Nintendo) In recent years Nintendo has become rather cautious about revealing games. More often than not, new titles are only unveiled months, if not weeks, before they’re set to be released. It can be a somewhat frustrating policy for fans, but its one that keeps expectations and hype levels carefully in check. For the most part, Nintendo stuck to their blueprint at E3 2017. Almost everything …

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‘Metroid: Samus Returns’ Is the Nintendo Remake We Need

She has been gone for a long time. Too long—her last featured game, Other M, was released in 2010 to low sales and a mixed critical reception. Fans were resigned that, aside from Super Smash Bros. appearances, they might never see her in a starring role again. But on June 13 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo announced the unthinkable: Samus Aran—intergalactic bounty hunter and protector of the galaxy from evil space pirates—will star in …

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Xbox One X, ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Metroid Prime 4’ and ‘Super Mario Odyssey’: The Pop Culture Minute

If you haven’t heard about E3 – possibly because unlike me, you don’t live on Youtube 24/7 – then you’re in luck. That’s because this week’s episode of the Pop Culture Minute is bringing you the biggest announcements and reveals from this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. That’s right: each week, we try to find the biggest news from movies, TV, music, video games and more for the Pop Culture Minute, but it seemed like there was …

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Nintendo E3 2017: Metroid Samus Returns Gameplay Recaptures Series’ Roots With New Powers

Metroid: Samus Returns will bring players back to the origins of the series, with some major updates, according to Nintendo. Daniel Orehuela from the Nintendo Treehouse stopped by GameSpot’s E3 2017 Stage today to give viewers an in-depth look at the upcoming 3DS game. Check it out in the video above. Samus Returns is a remake of the 1991 Gameboy game, Metroid II: Return of Samus, with plenty of 2017 upgrades. There’s new audio, 3D …

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Pokemon, Metroid, Super Mario, Kirby for SWITCH and other Nintendo E3 2017 highlights

TURNED ON Here are ALL the games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 217/2018 and they’re toadily spot on IT’S the announcement every Switch owner was hoping for. A role-play Pokemon game for the brand new console. Nintendo These are just some of the areas you’ll be exploring in Super Mario Odyssey and the variety is impressive Nintendo did not disappoint during its E3 presentation which took place this evening. While there was no details …

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Nintendo at E3 2017: Metroid, Pokemon and Mario in the big city

For Nintendo, the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo was a victory lap. The company made big headlines over the past year with the success of its NES Classic and, more recently, the Switch. All Nintendo needed to do was promise its fans a steady stream of interesting things to play — and for the most part, the company delivered.  The biggest announcements, sadly, were also the ones with practically no information. There’s a new Pokemon role-playing game coming — …

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Samus returns: Nintendo reveals Metroid Prime 4 for Switch

Metroid Prime 4: it’s real. Nintendo Mario, Pokemon and Zelda may be Nintendo’s biggest video game franchises, but Metroid’s interstellar bounty hunter Samus Aran has a special place in gamers’ hearts. And now, for the first time in a decade — Other M doesn’t count — a proper 3D Metroid adventure is coming to a Nintendo console. All Nintendo announced is that the game is in development, and the title was shown. But the name …

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