Missing Metroid Month

Nintendo have announced that August 2007 is Metroid Month. Metroid and Super Metroid are due to be released on the Wii Virtual Console on August 13 and 20, respectively. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption has an August 27 release date, with an August 28 retail street date. This must be about the fifth time that Nintendo have re-released Metroid, and only the first time that they have done so for Super Metroid. Nintendo, could we please get Super Metroid released on the GameBoy Advance? I’d like to play it on the go.

I have deliberately avoided all of the media and fan hype about Metroid Prime 3. I didn’t even know the exact release date of Metroid Prime 3 until Jeff mentioned it this week. As I wrote before, not only is a new console not in my budget this year, but the Wii unfortunately sits at the bottom of the list when it comes to console purchases. I think Nintendo’s great and I love Metroid, but not to the point where I will buy a console to play the only Wii game that interests me.

Come on, Nintendo and third parties! Let’s get some mature games out there with some serious storylines! The Wii and the Xbox 360 are nearly at the same level in terms of sales. I think that the people making games for the Wii should also be making games that aren’t novelty games. I don’t buy games like Mario Party. The novelty games that I do enjoy are rhythm games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution, neither of which are available for the Wii — yet. DDR: Hottest Party is out for the Wii in October, but I expect the same poor treatment that the GameCube version of DDR got.

Corruption does look awesome, but I will be sitting on the sidelines for another Metroid release. I didn’t actually get Metroid Prime at launch, because I didn’t buy a GameCube until over a year after it launched. I’ll try not to let envy get the better of me as I read the glowing (I hope) reviews of Metroid Prime 3.

  2 comments for “Missing Metroid Month

  1. 16 August 2007 at 11:31

    I wrote a comment on here the day you wrote this post, but it got eaten. I will try to remember what I had originally written and regurgitate it below. :(

    I share your worries about Wii games made for a more “mature” audience. Someone on Thomas’ blog pointed out that it took almost a year for the DS to really get “hardcore” support (both from third parties and Nintendo itself). I am cautiously optimistic.

  2. 17 August 2007 at 10:41

    Sorry about that. My anti-spam filter is sometimes a little over zealous.

    I want to like the Wii (it has so many possibilities), so I’m keeping my eyes open for more games that will appeal to me.

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