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Developer Interviews

Due to the SNES Classic Mini being released soon, an interview with Nintendo developers have been released. This one is with Yoshio Sakamoto and the series composer, Kenji Yamamoto.

Last year, an interview with Sakamoto and Hiroji Kiyotake had been released discussing Metroid when the NES Classic Mini was released. Check 'em out here:

Interesting tidbit in this interview: up until Samus Returns, Sakamoto admits: "Even including Super Metroid, I had never cleared a whole Metroid game." So, does that mean it was the first Metroid game he ever beat, or the first one he ever made it to 100% on?

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MSR's ending requirements

Here's the spoiler-free ending requirements for Metroid Samus Returns. They are all time-based, and not item collection rate-based.

  • 8+ hours
  • 4-8 hours
  • <4 hours

Each difficulty mode offers a different ending, making nine total endings in the game.

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Streaming Live!

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Twitch Stream

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Metroid Samus Returns: Released Worldwide!

Happy Metroid release day, everyone!

MSR Merch

It's out folks! We hope you are spending the day and possibly the entire weekend with this brand new title. I have already put a good four or so hours into the game and (I know these are big words) I think this might be the best Metroid game to come out since Zero Mission. The game just oozes with polish, from the very start with its layered 3D intro sequence, to remixes of the Metroid 2 OST, to subtle creatures moving around in the deep backgrounds of the game. No matter where you are, SR388 feels alive. And it's a wonderful feeling. Best of all it's CHALLENGING! I've gotten lost, had difficulty finding out where to go next, and died at least 10 times already and I couldn't be happier.

Don't pass up one of the best Metroid experiences we've ever been graced with. Expect our reviews soon.

Secondly, I want to also give you a little teaser of what we've been working on:

teaser

It's not in a state where we're willing to show it to you yet, but that should give you enough of a taste. Also, ignore that placeholder banner from last year. ;)

TBH, the current site has taken a bit of a backseat because we've been working furiously on redesigning the new Metroid Database. Our site literally has 20 years of content on it. Due to this, a lot of our content has to be downloaded and re-uploaded in order for it to fit into our new page templates. It's seriously straight-up, work. And not a lot of us have time to put in those hours - especially for free. We are currently planning on launching on our new website on the site's 21st anniversary, October 16, complete with a brand new Samus Returns section. (So please stop asking us if we're going to add new sections to the current site. We're not.)

Lastly, since today is a very special day in the history of the Metroid franchise, I want to share something special with all of you. I now unveil to you, our 1.25" enamel pins:

Enamel Pins

As you can see, each pin is backstamped with our URL and is shaped like the classic S-logo from Super. These will be available on our webstore on the day we launch our new website, so please check back then! They will be very reasonably priced. And yes, they look beautiful. Each pin will also come affixed to a backer card that we think you'll really enjoy. We assure you, you will want one. Limited quantities will be available. And if they sell out, it will only lead to more pin opportunities!

I hope you will all come back then and share your time with the Metroid Database for another 21 years. Now go and enjoy some Samus Returns!

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Metroid Samus Returns on My Nintendo

Nintendo has released a brand new 3DS theme for Samus Returns via My Nintendo. As you can see in the video, it features the Samus promo render and also a remixed version of the "Theme of Samus" while you're browsing through your 3DS home menu. The download is 20 coins and can be found in the "Nintendo 3DS/Wii U software/digital content" section on My Nintendo.

Secondly, Nintendo has also released some wallpapers through My Nintendo. You could spend 50 of your silver coins to buy them but why bother? Get them right here on the Metroid Database, completely free.

[All wallpapers, .zip]
[Dropbox Link]

Lastly, Nintendo's offering discounts on 3 Metroid titles you can download on through the eShop. One wonders why Super Metroid isn't on there, but hey better than nothing, right?

Metroid II-Return of Samus (Nintendo 3DS): 30% off
Metroid (Wii U/Nintendo 3DS): 50% off
Metroid: Other M (Wii U): 50% off

Note: We cannot speak for any possible limitations between regions.

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Japanese Powerups Trailer

A breakdown of Samus's entire collectable arsenal in Samus Returns.

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ALL MSR Merchandise UNBOXED!

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Official Metroid Samus Returns Commercial

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Official website has been updated.

http://metroidsamusreturns.nintendo.com/

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Sakamoto and Marquez interview during Gamescom

Gamescom is an E3-like event currently happening this week in Cologne, Germany. There was an interview with the producer of Samus Returns, Yoshio Sakamoto, as well as the creative director from Mercury Steam, Jose Marquez, that happened today at 3PM BST. We missed it live, but here's the recording:

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