Help Make Samus & her Gunship a LEGO Reality!
LEGO builder LDiEgo created this elaborate LEGO Metroid set and it gives us a glimpse at the possibilities of the new Nintendo & LEGO partnership. This Metroid set was submitted to LEGO ideas, which is a place where members of the LEGO community can create and share ideas and have LEGO community members support it. If the idea reaches 10,000 supporters it has a high probability of being produced, after expert review, as an official LEGO Ideas set. This Metroid set is currently at 873 supporters. Once it hits the 1,000 supporter milestone, it gets a 6 months extension to reach 5,000 and another 6 months after that, to reach its goal of 10k. With your help, this LEGO Metroid set has the possibility of being a real product!
From the LEGO Ideas page:
- Carry the jar with the Metroid in suspended animation inside the cargo hold.
- Move the Technic liftarm to drop Samus inside the gunship to restore health and ammo. Then withdraw the axle at the back to exit the gunship via the lower hatch.
- Remove the windscreen to access the cockpit.
- Flaps can be open to reveal some inner details.
- Modify the exposed intakes to conceal them.
- Includes two moveable stud shooters.
- Adjust the three bottom pads to land in any surface.
- Open the secret door to drop Samus as a Morph Ball.
- Includes a minifigure of Samus Aran’s iconic Power Suit.
Make sure you support this awesome project on the LEGO ideas page and help make it a reality!
You can also visit LDiEgo’s Flickr account for more HD photos of this awesome Metroid set.
Japanese Cosplayer’s Amazing Samus Power Suit
— バァドゥ❄️ (@11Vadu) April 13, 2020
Cosplay サムス。 pic.twitter.com/IQMHeDUUdH
— バァドゥ❄️ (@11Vadu) April 12, 2020
Make sure to check out the video, in the tweet above, to see the suit in action.
It looks, surprisingly, light and agile! Amazing work @11Vadu
SynaMax releases New Music Mod for Metroid Prime (GC)
Last July 2019 we posted a story about electronic musician SynaMax tracking down the exact instruments and sound patches used in the Metroid Prime series music. Just yesterday, SynaMax released a music patch for Metroid Prime (GC) that (via the Dolphin GameCube emulator on PC) creatively alters the music for:
VS. Metroid Prime (Spider)
VS. Parasite Queen
Planet Tallon IV
Tallon IV Overworld
…with more songs to be released as well. Now you may be asking yourself, “why would I change the perfect tracks that Kenji Yamamoto already made for Metroid Prime?” Why? These new tracks sound amazing! Just check out this trailer and see how well they mesh with the game:
Make sure to check out the video on his YouTube channel for detailed instructions on how to get the music mod running on the Dolphin emulator and for a direct link to the free patch. Subscribe to his channel and check out his other awesome Metroid remixes and musical alterations. Awesome job SynaMax!
The Original Painting used in the Super Metroid Nintendo Power Strategy Guide
A bummer that Samus was completely obscured on her own strategy guide. They just lazily slapped that title in there.
Twitter user @ArtofNP shared:
Remember that time I told you I was going to slow down and then I posted the original painting for the freaking Super Metroid Nintendo Power Strategy Guide?
— The Art of Nintendo Power (@ArtofNP) March 2, 2020
Retro Studios Hires A Pair of Game Designers
VGC reports that Texas based Retro Studios has hired New Super Lucky’s Tale designer Mark Capers, who was also designer on Epic Mickey and its sequel. Retro’s second new hire is designer James Beech, known for his work on Crysis 3 (Senior Level Designer), DC Universe Online and the planned (and scrapped) sequel to Silicon Knights’ Eternal Darkness 2. He comes to Retro Studios as an Environment Designer.
From VGC, of interesting note:
Crucially, five of Metroid Prime 3’s 11 designers were still at Retro and potentially working on the upcoming Metroid Prime 4.
However, from the original Metroid Prime – which released almost two decades ago – less than 10 of the 40-plus team members remained at Retro and virtually all of the lead creators had moved on.
Here’s hoping these new design hires talents are used for the upcoming Metroid Prime 4 and we can get some game info soon!
A special thanks to videogameschronicle.com for their reporting.
Amazing Custom Ridley Action Figure
Instagram user Otaku_Tokusatsu has created a fully posable, custom Ridley action figure by cleverly combining a NECA ALIEN Xenomorph figure with a Marvel Legends Sauron figure. After some paint and detail, the finished result looks killer!
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Now, if only Nintendo could be gracious enough to give this legendary villain its own official figure.
Check out Otaku Tokusatsu’s instagram page here to see more awesome custom creations.
The Spectacular Story Of Metroid (2013, KOTAKU Article)
There’s a slew of amazing Metroid articles out there and these KOTAKU articles in particular deserve to be revisited. Even though they were written in 2013, they still stand out as some of the best explorations of the Metroid lore to date with sourced references to distinguish lore from speculation and credited artwork that bring the (often understated, yet complex) Metroid story to life.
This is an amazing read and a quite a feat of exceptional detective work that could only come from a hyper-dedicated Metroid fan, Mama Robotnik.
Nothing beats the passion of a true fan writing about something they love. That’s what you’re about to see here: one of the richest, most amazing tributes to a great gaming series that we’ve ever run on Kotaku.
Content From The Old MDb Site Is Still Accessible!
Of particular interest to newcomers is our, Japan only, Metroid Manga that has been exclusively translated for the Metroid Database. Here’s a few:
This is the first two chapters of the Metroid Manga, in color form. The images from the E-Manga were reassembled panel by panel, determined by the pages of the real manga. Created exclusively for the MDb!
This is the MDb’s exclusive copy of Metroid: Samus and Joey! This 3-volume manga was published by Bom Bom Comics and released in 2003 in Japan. It is a non-canon story about Joey, who nominates himself as Samus’ first disciple after being saved by her from a deadly Space Pirate attack on his village. Also contains the one-off Metroid Fusion: Special Edition – Rebirth of Samus.
Samus Aran’s Arm Cannon, Up for Pre-Order at GameStop.com
It will cost $59.99 and features:
- Interior trigger
- Battery operated
- Lights and sounds
Click on the pics below to enlarge and see the details.
Also, if you happen to be near a GameStop store and have lady luck on your side, you might be able to find this Blacklight Metroid.
Picture courtesy of Reddit user PapaProsciutto
Reddit user AutumnOctavia writes:
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.
How a Metroid Movie Could Work
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.
— Derrick Bitner (@BitnerdGX) September 16, 2019