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 weaponize 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.
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.
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.
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, simply called “X,” breaks loose on a research station and Samus has to wipe it out before it reaches civilization.
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.
Samus is tasked with finding a missing squad of Federation troopers. She discovers the planet they have gone missing on 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.
Relive the original METROID story in a new light. Samus’ first encounter with the Metroids, Space Pirates, and Mother Brain have been modernized and expanded with a new chapter set right after the end of the original.
Experience the events of METROID PRIME in the form of an action-heavy pinball game utilizing locations, enemies, and abilities from the first METROID PRIME game.
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.
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.
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.
The Galactic Federation commissioned Operation Golem, a project to fit specially-trained soldiers to pilot mechanized 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.
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!
The Galactic Federation have received video footage from an unknown source, indicating that the X parasites are still alive. The Federation dispatched a unit of E.M.M.I. robots to the planet ZDR, believed to be the source of the transmission. But soon after arriving, the seven robots mysteriously vanished. Do the X really still exist? What is happening on planet ZDR? It is up to Samus Aran, the only being immune to the X parasites, to discover the truth in this concluding adventure of the classic Metroid series.
METROID PRIME 4 was announced by Nintendo during their Spotlight presentation at E3 2017. In January 2019, Nintendo released a development update to confirm that the title was going to be restarted, and developed by Retro Studios. As of this writing, very little is known about this title, other than it is being 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!