The retrofitted, remastered compilation ships in North America.
This week, Nintendo announced that the Metroid Prime Trilogy has shipped for the Nintendo Wii and should be available in stores across North America soon. Long rumored, greatly desired and at last finally confirmed back in May (shortly before E3), the Trilogy features all three console games in the first-person re-envisioning of the series. In addition to the more recently released and highly acclaimed Corruption, that means this game also includes the original Metroid Prime and Echoes, its follow-up, both GameCube titles remastered for widescreen and retrofitted with Wii Remote controls. More than just your run-of-the-mill port, the Trilogy also features a single, unifying menu and a bevy of new in-game items and extra content to unlock; even the game itself comes packaged in a metal case and includes a special art book. For more information on the Metroid Prime Trilogy, be sure to check out the official press release below:
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 24, 2009 – Your local movie theater is no longer the only place to find a blockbuster trilogy. With today's release of Metroid™ Prime: Trilogy for the Wii™ video game console, Nintendo is offering a spectacular, all-in-one action saga, combining all three critically acclaimed Metroid Prime games on one special-edition disk with updated Wii motion controls and wide-screen presentation. Delivering an unforgettable experience to series newcomers and veterans alike, Metroid Prime: Trilogy carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Each copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy contains three games: Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2 Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The first two games, originally released for Nintendo GameCube™, have been updated for play using the innovative Wii motion-control system that debuted with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. These controls bring a new level of immersion and freedom to these award-winning games. Also, for the first time ever, all three games are rendered in a vivid 16:9 wide-screen presentation. Players can now select the game they want to play through a unified main menu that ties together all three adventures, and gain access to bonus materials through a new in-game unlockables system.
Each copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy comes in a Collector's Edition metal case with a protective slipcover, and includes a special art booklet highlighting content from all three Metroid Prime games. Metroid Prime: Trilogy was developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo, the same developers that created the original games for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems.
"Metroid Prime is a landmark series that remains one of the most innovative and influential examples of what first-person gaming has to offer," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "With Metroid Prime: Trilogy, we've created a special package for our dedicated fans that celebrates and reflects the passion that they feel for these games."
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