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Once Upon A Tee’s New Samus Designs

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!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or get all 4 for $44!

Sale ends Monday, don’t delay!


15% discount on all MDB Store Items from now through 9/1

https://metroiddatabase.storenvy.com

 


Stay Cool This Summer with Shirts from Once Upon A Tee

That’s right folks – this holiday weekend you can get your hands on these cool custom Metroid-themed tshirts from our favorite tshirt maker, Once Upon A Tee.

It’s $13 per design or get all 4 for $44.

(That’s only $11 per shirt!)

Click the image to go to the store:

Better act fast – this deal is only good through Monday!


New Metroid Tribute Album by Phonetic Hero

Looking for some new tunes? Check out this sick new album by Phonetic Hero and Tiny Waves called Sequence Breaker. The album is inspired by the series – that means all the tracks are new, not covers!


Former Metroid Prime Engineer Passes Away

We’ve been informed via the Bluepoint Games’ Facebook page that former Metroid Prime 1 & 2 Lead engineer and co-founder of Bluepoint Games, Andy O’Neil has passed away. He was 47. Cause of death was not announced. Andy was an Austinite, like me.

We at the Metroid Database pass on our deepest condolences to Andy’s friends and family and are eternally grateful to his countless contributions to the Metroid series.

Andy’s Obituary page

Andy’s page on Wikitroid


Once Upon A Tee – “Smashvengers” and more!

The most ambitious crossover event in history has just gotten a little more…ambitious. Once Upon a Tee has placed their “Smashvengers” design on sale this week, along with other Samus/Metroid-related designs for only $13 a shirt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Or get all 4 for $44!

Don’t delay – this deal ends on Monday, May 13 at 11am, PST! And please remember to click-through our provided images so we can be credited for the sale. Your purchases directly help our website exist. Thank you so much!


New Twitter Giveaway: 10k Followers

Just a few hours left to reign in on the 25th Anniversary of Super Metroid’s release in North America. Today we’re also announcing a brand new giveaway via our Twitter account:

You can download the printout files here: Color | Black & White

And here’s pics of the main prizes!

If you own any Metroid Database swag with our logo on it, you can also use that as an entry as long as you follow all the other rules.

As always, thanks for all your follows and support over the years. Cheers!


Metroid HD – update

If you follow our site closely, you may remember back in August of last year we covered a new type of ROMhack/mod for the original NEStroid – in the form of Metroid HD. This is a special mod that requires a certain emulator called Mesen, which allows you to do a whole slew of things to old NES games, such as re-skin all the graphics to make them “non-8-bit.”

Mod maker Aclectico has recently updated his mod. He’s even created a new trailer for it! As seen below:

Here’s a list of some of the things that have been updated in this version:

  • New pre-assembled zip files for custom graphics and sound
  • Overhauled running and jumping animations (5 frames are now used for running)
  • A small and secret room is now located in Brinstar
  • The “minimap” is now an “automap”
  • The download bundle now includes pre-assembled zip files for alternate templated graphics.
    • Fusiontroid
    • Megatroid
    • 8Bit-troid

Check out the game yourself by downloading the patch here: http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=26811.0

Note: Metroid Database will not provide ROMs or assist with game patching or emulation. You’re on your own. Good luck!


Metroid EX: Samus & Joey Manga May Finally Get a Tankobon

As reported by SiliconEra, the original author of the Metroid: Samus & Joey manga has created a campaign on Japanese website Fukkan which accumulates votes on whether or not this manga should be volumized (aka “tankobon”). You may remember Samus & Joey was released in tankobon format for its first three volumes. The fourth, called Metroid EX, was only released in magazine format (“zasshi”), on the pages of Comic BomBom.

 

Fortunately for you fans, we have provided a scanlation of the entire series for years, after tracking down the original Comic BomBom magazines and meticulously cleaning up and scanning the pages. It’s highly unlikely the series will ever made it to the West, but it’s good news for collectors if EX actually becomes a physical volume. EX, a 12-chapter sci-fi epic, concludes the Samus & Joey saga, which by the end of volume 3 ends on quite a dramatic cliffhanger.

 

Feel free to peruse our old comics archive if you want to read the originals. It’s probably the only place you’ll ever be able to find these.


BREAKING: Nintendo restarts development on MP4 and gives it back to Retro Studios

A somewhat bittersweet apology and explaination from Nintendo Co. Ltd’s CEO, Shinya Takahashi:

According to Mr. Takahashi, whoever was previously working on Metroid Prime 4 has provided Nintendo with unsatisfactory results. This has caused Nintendo do what they did with the first Metroid Prime and “Up end the tea table” which basically means they’re starting from scratch.

 

I know a lot of fans will also be both surprised and greatly satisfied to find out that Nintendo is giving development back to Retro Studios, the original studio that created the Metroid Prime Trilogy. It gives me great pleasure to know MP4 will be developed back in my town of Austin, TX. That being said, Retro Studios has literally none of the same leadership of the original games currently working at the studio. This includes people like former producer Bryan Walker, game director Mark Pacini, design directors Karl Deckard, Mike Wikan, Lead Artist Todd Keller, and engineering leads Jack Matthews and Andy O’Neil. One would hope the talent currently working at the studio is prepared to handle a next-gen Metroid Prime that will push the Switch’s hardware to its limit.

 

Big downside of course is an added wait to an already long wait. My realistic prediction is we won’t get anything until 2021 now, (maybe nothing more than a teaser trailer) which will be very close to the Switch’s twilight years. And 2022 may be when it’s released. Maybe longer, who knows? All we can do at this point is provide our support and hope for the best. Of course we will keep you up to date on all the latest and greatest Metroid news. Stay tuned.