As most Metroid fans know, we suffer through droughts on the latest news, so times like these we take what we can get.
We’re excited to learn that, via Video Games Chronicle, Kyle Hefley, a senior character artist for Microsoft’s 343 Industries, has been chosen for the Lead Character Aritst position at Retro Studios. Kyle is an industry veteran with almost a decade of experience under his belt. We are quite enthusiastic that Kyle will do the Metroid franchise justice and look forward to what he has in store for us!
Here’s a very small sample of Kyle’s work. Be sure to check out his portfolio website for many more amazing 3D models!
The Metroid Database celebrates its 23rd anniversary today. We are very proud to be the stewards of the Metroid community on the internet for this long. We’re extremely excited for Prime 4 like everyone else, which is the best gift any Metroid fan could receive.
Speaking of gifts, we hope Nintendo finally gives fans more merch, like more tshirts, posters, wallets, backpacks, etc. IF YOU MAKE IT, WE WILL BUY IT! (tbf, it does seem to be slowly trickling in a lot more lately) Don’t let the scalpers spoil it for us, Nintendo! Speaking of merch…
If you ever wanted one of our pins, now’s the time. Plain and simple: the more people who buy merch from us, the more we will add to the store.
Thank you all so much for your likes, follows, comments, and retweets, and EVERYTHING you have done for us over the years. We truly appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts. As of this writing our Social Media follower counts are:
This is 100% organic reach – we have never, and probably will never, purchase ads from these outlets. So thank you all, once again, for giving us the love and admiration and following us throughout the years. I’d also like to deeply thank my staff members – Sagi, Rue, and Lillith – for all their incredible contributions over the last year. You are all so awesome and I’m so grateful to have such passionate members of my staff helping me! <3
From what I understand it’s the same Metroid as the last World Of Nintendo release with new paint apps and 5 blacklight LEDs in the packaging. They used UV paint where there were yellow dots on the originals fleshy parts. They also used more UV paint to add vein details to the green translucent dome.
All the electronics are in the box and not actually in the Metroid. The box is also open to the elements unlike the original release that had plastic window on the box so expect it to collect a lot of dust. 🙁
Apparently each Gamestop got 1 each. It costs $24.99, 10 dollars more than the original $14.99 release.
Taking cues from the official Metroid Manga, Derrick Bitner from GameXplain shares his vision of how a Metroid Movie could potentially work on the big screen. With narration by Bitner and a small cast of voice actors enacting key scenes, Daeyumi’s beautiful artwork is brought to life in this 10 minute pitch.
Derrick Bitner adds:
“This is just a small taste of my Metroid Movie project. The entire script is written but before I can move forward, I need to see if the interest is there. So, if you enjoyed this sample and want to see the rest, please let us know in the [YouTube] comments and share it as much as possible. I would love to continue on, the question is, do YOU want to see more?”
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There’s already an outpouring of support for the project on YouTube but be sure to make your voice heard! Head on over to the comment section of the YouTube link (below) showing your support and perhaps we will soon see a conclusion to Derrick’s narrative.
Derrick Bitner shared a tease for his follow up on Twitter:
Curious what later scenes in the Metroid movie would be like? I know the preview was all set-up, but @_Daeyumi_ cooked up two scenes from later in the script so I could see her range. This one is from Samus’s battle with Kraid. I love it so much.
Yes folks, Once Upon a Tee is back once again with 4 beautiful new Samus-inspired designs for you. This time we have Varia Suit, Dark Samus, Light Suit, and PED Suit – which might be the first time I’ve ever seen this suit on a shirt!
The tshirts are $13 each, or you can get the designs printed on many different types of apparel – 22 in all!
Did you miss getting the Prime 3 version of the figma Samus the first time around? Fret not! The GoodSmile Company is re-releasing the figure on January 2020. Preorders have begun and will go on ’till August 22, 2019. Avoid exorbitant eBay prices and secure your figure today!
figma Samus Aran: PRIME 3 ver.
“Power suit diagnosis complete. All systems online and functioning normally.”
From the Nintendo Wii exclusive game “Metroid Prime 3: Corruption” comes a rerelease of the figma of the main character, Samus Aran!
Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
The figma includes a morph ball part as well as interchangeable parts for her arm cannon based on when she fires missiles.
Alternate hand parts included a clenched fist, open hand, hand for holding items and the classic thumbs-up hand.
The visor of her mask as well as the areas on her hands, hips and legs make use of translucent parts for improved detail.
An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Electronic musician SynaMax has been able to trace a trove of synth patches (sound settings/programming) for sounds and music from the Metroid Prime series. Using vintage synth EMU Proteus 2000 and sounds from the KorgMS2000, SynaMax has been able to replicate many of the iconic sounds and music from the Prime series.
“I recently discovered that the KORG MS2000 was used for the Metroid Prime Trilogy OST. The MS2000 and the MicroKorg [used in the video below] have nearly identical sound engines so we can take most of the synth patches that were used on the MS2000 and load them into the MicroKorg.
Here is a selection of patches that were used”
Here’s SynaMax breaking down and reconstructing beats from iconic Metroid Prime Songs in FL Studio:
A great ear and killer detective work from SynaMax, make sure to check out his YouTube channel and give the man a follow.