The Metroid Series

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NAVIGATION

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METROID

  • Original Release Dates
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  • Japan: 6th August 1986
  • America: 15th August 1987
  • Europe: 15th January 1988
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  • Platforms
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  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Game Boy Advance
  • Wii (Virtual Console)
  • Nintendo 3DS (eShop)
  • Wii U (eShop)

Space Pirates have attacked the Galactic Federation and stolen samples of a dangerous life form: Metroids! Deep below ground on planet Zebes, the Space Pirates are trying to weaponise the organism under the leadership of super AI Mother Brain. Samus Aran, a fearless bounty hunter, is sent to infiltrate the Space Pirate base on Zebes and eliminate the threat.

Metroid 1
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METROID II: RETURN OF SAMUS

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: November 1991
  • Japan: 21st January 1992
  • Europe: 21st May 1992
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  • Platforms
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  • Game Boy
  • Nintendo 3DS (eShop)

Samus is sent to SR388, the Metroids’ home planet, to eradicate them after several survey teams have gone missing. These creatures are too dangerous to be allowed to fall into the wrong hands again. Upon arrival, Samus discovers that the Metroids evolve into more and more dangerous forms.

Metroid 2
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SUPER METROID

  • Original Release Dates
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  • Japan: 19th March 1994
  • America: 18th April 1994
  • Europe: 28th July 1994
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  • Platforms
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  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Wii (Virtual Console)
  • New Nintendo 3DS (eShop)
  • Wii U (eShop)

The Metroid hatchling Samus brought back from SR388 is stolen by Ridley and brought to the rebuilt Space Pirate hideout on Zebes. Samus chases after him to take down the Space Pirates for good and discovers even more dangers deep below the surface.

Metroid 3
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METROID FUSION

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 17th November 2002
  • Europe: 22nd November 2002
  • Australia: 29th November 2002
  • Japan: 14th February 2003
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  • Platforms
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  • Game Boy Advance
  • Nintendo 3DS eShop (Ambassador systems)
  • Wii U (eShop)

Samus gets infected by a newly-discovered deadly parasite on a routine survey on SR388 and is saved by a vaccine produced from the last Metroid she retrieved on her first visit there. The new parasite, called simply “X,” gets loose on a research station and Samus has to wipe it out before it reaches civilization.

Fusion
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METROID PRIME

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 17th November 2002
  • Japan: 28th February 2003
  • Europe: 21st March 2003
  • Australia: 3rd April 2003
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  • Platforms
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  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Wii (Metroid Prime Trilogy)
  • Wii (New Play Control!)

Tracing a distress call to a Space Pirate research station above Tallon IV, Samus uncovers a nefarious plot to harvest the planet’s powerful Phazon resource to create Elite Pirates. She chases Meta Ridley, a cyborg version of her arch nemesis, to the planet’s surface to deal with the threat.

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METROID PRIME 2: ECHOES

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 15th November 2004
  • Europe: 26th November 2004
  • Australia: 2nd December 2004
  • Japan: 26th May 2005
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  • Platforms
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  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Wii (Metroid Prime Trilogy)
  • Wii (New Play Control!)

Samus is tasked with finding a missing squad of Federation troopers. She discovers that the planet they have gone missing in has been split into two opposing versions of itself in the form of Dark Aether and Light Aether. One of Light Aether’s natives asks her to restore balance to the planet to prevent it from ultimate destruction, but soon, Samus also encounters a dark doppelganger of herself.

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METROID: ZERO MISSION

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 9th February 2004
  • Australia: 19th March 2004
  • Europe: 8th April 2004
  • Japan: 27th May 2004
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  • Platforms
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  • Game Boy Advance
  • Wii U (eShop)

Relive the original METROID story in a new light. Samus’ first encounter with the Metroids, Space Pirates, and Mother Brain has been modernised and expanded with a new chapter set right after the end of the original.

Zero Mission
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METROID PRIME PINBALL

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 24th October 2005
  • Australia: 1st December 2005
  • Japan: 19th January 2006
  • Europe: 22nd June 2007
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  • Platforms
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  • Nintendo DS

Experience the events of METROID PRIME in the form of an action-heavy pinball game utilising locations, enemies, and abilities from the first METROID PRIME game.

Pinball
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METROID PRIME HUNTERS

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 20th March 2006
  • Europe: 5th May 2006
  • Australia: 25th May 2006
  • Japan: 1st June 2006
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  • Platforms
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  • Nintendo DS
  • Wii U (eShop)

A mysterious message has been intercepted by the Galactic Federation, speaking of an “ultimate power.” Samus has been sent to investigate and secure it – by retrieving or destroying it. If it is real, it must not fall into the wrong hands, but other power hungry hunters have received the same message and are now racing to get to it first.

Hunters
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METROID PRIME 3: CORRUPTION

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 27th August 2007
  • Europe: 26th October 2007
  • Australia: 8th November 2007
  • Japan: 6th March 2008
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  • Platforms
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  • Wii
  • Wii (Metroid Prime Trilogy)

The Galactic Federation summons several bounty hunters to destroy a computer virus that infected their Aurora Unit network. A vicious Space Pirate attack, led by Dark Samus, scatters the hunters and leaves only Samus to be saved by the Federation. After a quick recovery, she ventures out to find the missing hunters and take out Dark Samus and the Space Pirate forces.

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METROID: OTHER M

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 31st August 2010
  • Japan: 2nd September 2010
  • Australia: 2nd September 2010
  • Europe: 3rd September 2010
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  • Platforms
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  • Wii
  • Wii U (eShop)

After her near-death experience during her second mission on Zebes, Samus intercepts a distress call from a research colony and tries to uncover the mysterious events there along with a squad of Federation Soldiers, some of whom she used to serve with during her training.

Other M Optional
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METROID PRIME: FEDERATION FORCE

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 19th August 2016
  • Japan: 25th August 2016
  • Europe: 2nd September 2016
  • Australia: 3rd September 2016
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  • Platforms
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  • Nintendo 3DS

The Galactic Federation commissioned Operation Golem, a project to fit specially-trained soldiers to pilot mechanised suits based on Samus Aran’s own Power Suit designs. During their first missions, they uncover Space Pirate activities that show they are trying to build a super-weapon. The Federation Force investigates and soon finds that Samus has gone missing while trying to acquire new intel.

Federation Force
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METROID: SAMUS RETURNS

  • Original Release Dates
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  • America: 15th September 2017
  • Europe: 15th September 2017
  • Japan: 15th September 2017
  • Australia: 16th September 2017
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  • Platforms
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  • Nintendo 3DS

Revisit SR388 with an enhanced version of Metroid II: Return of Samus! The Metroids have been deemed too dangerous to live, and the Galactic Federation has commissioned Samus with the task of annihilating their entire species. Wielding new weapons and facing enemies that weren’t present in the original game, Samus journeys to the Metroids’ homeworld to complete one of her most perilous missions!

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METROID PRIME 4

  • Scheduled Release Dates
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  • America: TBD
  • Europe: TBD
  • Japan: TBD
  • Australia: TBD
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  • Announced Platforms
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  • Nintendo Switch

METROID PRIME 4 was announced by Nintendo during their Spotlight presentation at E3 2017. At the time of writing, very little is known about this title, other than it is been overseen by long-time producer Kensuke Tanabe and will be available on Nintendo Switch. More information on this game will be available in the future!

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