Metroid: Other M Review

The dramatic final battle of that SNES masterpiece, Super Metroid, remains seared in my memory as one of the most emotional climaxes in video game history, all without a single word of dialogue spoken.  As a fan service, the opening cinematic of Metroid: Other M faithfully recreates in full CG glory that confrontation with Mother Brain and the “Baby” Metroid’s sacrifice to save the series’ heroine, Samus Aran. This time there is a bit of dialogue. I think there is something to be said for certain things are better left to the imagination.
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Metroid: Other M- New Screenshots

In about two weeks the game I’ve been most excited about since E3 2009 will be here: Metroid: Other M. A collaboration between Nintendo and Team Ninja, Metroid: Other M blends third person action and exploration with a detailed first person perspective. All it takes is simple switch of the Wii Remote from sideways to pointing and vice versa to change the views.

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Dante’s Inferno Demo Now Available on PSN

PRESS RELEASE:

Visceral Games, an Electronics Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio today announced Dante’s Inferno™ “Divine Edition” exclusive for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. In addition to the game, all those who purchase Dante’s Inferno on the PlayStation 3 will receive this special edition which includes developer commentaries, a Wayne Barlowe digital art book, the soundtrack to the game and a digital version of the complete Longfellow translation of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno all for the standard retail price of $59.99. The studio also announced that a Dante’s Inferno™ downloadable demo for PlayStation® 3 is available for free on the PlayStation Network today. The demo allows fans to get a preview of Dante’s journey through hell. The demo will also be available on Xbox LIVE® on Thursday, December 24, 2009.

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Metroid Prime Trilogy set for August Release

Acclaimed first person adventures Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes make the leap from the Gamecube to the Wii to join Metroid Prime 3: Corruption in one Samus- filled package with the Metroid Prime Trilogy. That’s an unprecedented amount of times “Metroid” is mentioned in one sentence.

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New Details About Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Looks like Silent Hill isn’t the only Konami series taking a bold new direction. Developed by Madrid-based Mercury Steam, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a collaboration with Konami’s lauded Kojima Productions studio, led by Hideo Kojima.

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