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UPDATE (04/11/11): The auction has ended. Metroid Prime Trilogy Signed by the Developers sold for $409.04! All the money will go straight to the American Red Cross and is earmarked for Japan relief. Congratulations to the highest bidder, and thank you for helping Japan!
Hello Metroid fans! I recently put up for auction a copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy that I had signed at GDC! I had initially been intending to auction it for Child's Play this fall, but the recent tsunami and earthquake disaster in Japan has lead me to change my plans! I wasn't sure what the best option would be for donating it until I heard about Play for Japan. Play for Japan is organizing and advertising auctions of rare videogames whose proceeds will go directly to Japanese earthquake relief! They are also collaborating with other projects, such as a charity album organized by Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka (who also auctioned off his guitar).
Anyway, the copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy is in excellent shape and was signed by Michael Kelbaugh (Retro Studios CEO and Producer), Kensuke Tanabe (Nintendo's Japanese Producer), Bryan Walker (Director of Development), Ryan Powell (Lead Artist), Chris Voelmann (Technical Artist), Will Bate (Lead Animator), and Aaron Walker (Senior Engineer). The game is in excellent shape with only minor wear on the case and instruction booklet. The disc has no scratches, and I think it was even never registered with Club Nintendo! The game is already very rare as only a small number were produced and it has been out of print for some time - and, of course, the fact that it has been signed makes it even rarer, so is perfect for building the ultimate Metroid collection! (Or heck, just a fun game to play!) 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go directly to the American Red Cross Japan tsunami and earthquake relief fund. Happy bidding!
The auction ends Sunday, April 10, at 11:00 PM Pacific (2:00 AM Monday, April 11, EST).
This is a verified Play For Japan auction: http://playforjapan.org/2011/04/06/auction-metroid-prime-trilogy-wii-signed-by-dev-team/
Until next time...