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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption set a new standard for first-person motion controls in video games. Now it's bringing those controls to the rest of the celebrated series, allowing players to experience the entire Metroid Prime story arc with the peerless precision of the Wii Remote. Nintendo announces Metroid Prime Trilogy, a new premium three-game collection for the Wii console that bundles all three landmark Metroid Prime games onto one disc and revamps the first two installments with intuitive Wii Remote controls, wide-screen presentation and other enhancements.
Each game maintains its original storyline and settings, but now Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes lets you use your Wii Remote to aim with precision as heroine Samus Aran. Based on the breakthrough control system that debuted in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, these new Wii controls bring an entirely new level of immersion and freedom to these milestone games
Upgraded Wii Motion Control - Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Gamecube Games have received an updated and refined control system, utilizing the same motion controls of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for the Wii Console. Thanks to the capability of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers, Both moving and shooting are now more intuitive than ever. An updated HUD system has also been added to Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes to accomodate the motion control Scheme16X9 Wide-Screen Presentation - See the Metroid Prime series in glorious Wide-Screen, now added to Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes for the first time and resulting in a vastly improved visual experience.
The first entry into the Metroid Prime Saga stayed true to the unique exploration system of the original Metroid game for the NES system, expanding the map area as players find new abilities and adding a host of revolutionary new features. Metroid Prime added new elements like the dynamic feeling of FPS battle, puzzle-solving, with various visors and weapons. A beautiful art style, alternating first-person and morph ball views, and an immersive storyline. In doing so, Metroid Prime created a brand new genre - The first-person adventure. Metroid Prime still stands up several years later as an incredibly immersive gaming experience, and now by adopting unique Wii controls while keeping the incredible gameplay from the original Nintendo Gamecube version, it is even more fun to play. Additionally, now that players can select an easier difficulty level, it is a great entry point for first-time Metroid Prime: Trilogy Players.
In this sequel, Samus heads to Aether, a planet torn into light and dark dimensions by a mysterious meteor. A vicious alien race from Dark Aether called the Ing are threatening the Luminoths of Light Aether with extinction. On this planet, Samus makes first contact with a creature called Dark Samus who looks just like herself. What is Dark Samus's objective? What is the relationship between Samus and Dark Samus? Can Samus defeat Dark Aether and rescue Light Aether? Puzzles in each dimension affect the other, and while players try to solve them, they must battle against creatures from each dimension by switching between different beams. Dark Aether is cloaked in poison, and its denizens can appear at any time in Light Aether to cause havoc. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is packed with brand-new gameplay elements - including the only Metroid Multiplayer in the trilogy, which supports four players and is made even better with the addition of Wii controls for the release of Metroid Prime: Trilogy.
The final chapter of Metroid Prime: Trilogy includes not only improved control with the Wii Remote but also use of the accelerometer in many places, like swinging the Nunchuk controller forward to attach the grapple beam to a door or an enemy's shield, and pulling back to pull off the grapple item or operating machines with gestures of the Wii Remote. In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Samus explores multiple planets to save the universe from an even more powerful Dark Samus and Phazon Contamination. As Phazon starts corrupting Samus, she utilizes it to enter Hyper Mode, which temporarily increases Samus's strength, but can also shorten her life. By working together with the federation, can Samus save the universe from Dark Samus? As she tries, she'll come in contact with other bounty hunters for the first time in this Trilogy.
Rated 9.0 out of 10 by Game Informer.