‘Metroid : Samus Returns’ Isn’t an Action Game—Just Like the ‘Alien’ Movies, It’s a Feminist Horror Tale

When Metroid first hit shelves in 1987, the Nintendo game about an alien-killing bounty hunter felt like nothing else. Set on an eerie, alien world, it eschewed the poppy optimism of most ‘80s games for a claustrophobic odyssey set to spare, menacing tones.

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Nintendo Download Updates (29/1) – Prime Time

The last update for January! 2015 is already speeding by us, but it slows down once a week at least, for the eShop updates. Yay for us! Not much on the Wii U this week, other than the Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii making it’s way as our third Wii game on the eShop.

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Amiibo will launch in Australia for $17.95AU each

During the madness of last night’s Nintendo Direct the pricing and availability of the Amiibo figures was locked in.

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First4Figures announces Light Suit Samus Figurine for 2015

In their triumphant return to Nintendo-based awesomeness, First 4 Figures have begun pre-orders for a new Samus Aran statue. Standing in at 20 inches tall, the new figure is based on her Light Suit from Metroid Prime: Echoes.

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Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys – Wii U News @ Nintendo Life

Nintendo’s lining up multiple blockbuster releases for the Holiday season, but the most important will likely be its range of NFC toys — amiibo.

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Here’s What Metroid’s Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character – Nintendo Life

Ever wondered what kind of appearance famed bounty hunter Samus Aran would sport if she’d been designed by Hanna-Barbera instead of Nintendo? Allow famed UK artist Wil Overton — formerly of Super Play and Rare fame — to show you.

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Retrospective: Super Metroid

It’s incredible that a 20 year old game can still be considered one of the most atmospheric ever made.

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E3 2014: Nintendo announces open-world Zelda, Star Fox and Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U

After a year of falling console sales and revenue losses, Nintendo may have just pulled itself from the brink of disaster. In a pre-E3 event, streamed across the web, it announced a new Legend of Zelda title, which will arrive in 2015.

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Nintendo E3 Digital Event Round Up!

Goodness, that was an exciting E3 press conference, wasn’t it? Here’s what we saw: NFP figurines will be compatible with the Wii U version, with constantly evolving stats and customisation options that make your figurine unique. Palutena was announced as a playable character at the end.

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E3 2014: Nintendo’s figurine system is amiibo – Smash Bros. first compatible game

Nintendo’s Figurine Platform finally has a real name. Welcome, Amiibo (or amiibo as Nintendo like to put it). amiibo is the new name for the collection of interactive figures that Nintendo will sell before the end of the year that work with upcoming video games. We knew Super Smash Bros.

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