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Metroid Prime Wii Collection Hits This August

Affordably priced trilogy package on its way to the Wii.

Samus is all, like, "NNOOOOOOWWWWW how much would you pay!!??!?!"
Well here's a pretty good deal. Nintendo has announced that it'll be releasing Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii on August 24. The package will feature the "New Play Control" style of operation in Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2. Naturally, it will also include Metroid Prime 3, which was originally released on the Wii. So that one will have Current Play Control.

The games will be collected on one disc, and a new setup for unlockables will open up stuff as objectives across the three games are completed. The compilation will retail for $49.99.
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Posted by Jeff
Samus is all, like, "NNOOOOOOWWWWW how much would you pay!!??!?!"
Well here's a pretty good deal. Nintendo has announced that it'll be releasing Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii on August 24. The package will feature the "New Play Control" style of operation in Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2. Naturally, it will also include Metroid Prime 3, which was originally released on the Wii. So that one will have Current Play Control.

The games will be collected on one disc, and a new setup for unlockables will open up stuff as objectives across the three games are completed. The compilation will retail for $49.99.
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Edited by GHT

that's too much, bob!

Posted by DJ_Lae

I would pay $40 for that.

Posted by Oni

Holy crap that is a fantastic deal for some sweet games!

Edited by Endogene

It will also have four-player local death match which wasn't in any of the Prime games.

If you have not played any of the Prime games i must say that this is the ideal package for the ideal price, actually it is a awesome deal considering the quality of those three games and the new features.

edit: apparently there was 4 player multiplayer in Echoes but never in Corruption

Posted by DukeTogo

How about Prime 3 with old style controls?

Posted by ArclightBorealis

I always thought that type of package would be something left only to my imagination, but now I'm actually glad about this, considering I've never owned (or played enough of) the first two Prime games. Besides, 3 games for the regular price of one. That pretty much settles the deal for me.

Posted by talljack

Sweet! I was afraid I'd have to pay thirty bucks each for the first and second games each. That would add up to the price of a 360/PS3 game. AND WHO EVEN HAS ENOUGH SKRILLA FOR THAT?!!?!!

Posted by Axelhander
@DukeTogo: You, sir, are my hero.
Posted by Endogene
@DukeTogo: Why would you want that? MP3 controlled great.
Posted by VWGTI

That's badass.

Posted by Black_Rose

Definitely going to get it.

Posted by AutisticAngel

I've *heard* that Metroid Prime and Echoes will also feature native widescreen support -- a feature that was noticeably missing from the original GameCube releases -- but I've never found an official statement from Nintendo about that one way or the other.  Here's hoping...!

Posted by Endogene
Posted by DJ_Lae
AutisticAngel said:
I've *heard* that Metroid Prime and Echoes will also feature native widescreen support -- a feature that was noticeably missing ... [more]

If that's true, I would totally pay $50 for it.

If not, it's less of a deal to me as I already own the first two games and have no issues with their controls, but widescreen would be a nice perk.
Posted by Video_Game_King

Wait, one disc? How the hell are they gonna do that?

Posted by ahoodedfigure

Hey, it's cool that they interlink all three games with stuff. 

Beat Prime, but was disappointed that my Gamecube kicked it before I could try out the sequel.  Good to know they're still willing to sell the stuff :)

Posted by Linkyshinks

Here's a bit of gameplay from the Japanese version of Prime 1 on Wii

  

Posted by SilverDragon

I personally think Metroid Prime 3 is worth $50 on it's own still, so this deal is just absolutely INCREDIBLE!

Posted by AutisticAngel
@Endogene: This hands-on impressions article from Wired also confirms the native widescreen support.  Thanks for the heads-up about Kotaku!
Posted by Pazy

This sounds like an amazing deal though im hoping they also offer the ability to play Prime 1 and 2 with "original" controls. Since I played so many hours of prime 1 it would feel wierd to play it any other way, though im sure eventually id want to swap over to the new controls it would be nice to have a direct 1:1 contrast on how they are better.

Posted by Linkyshinks

Sweet box set also. I love the art.


Posted by kennybaese
I can't wait to pick this thing up. I still don't own a copy of MP3 for Wii and I was planning on picking up the NPC versions of MP and MP2 when they came out too. (I've played all three, but I only own the GCN version of the first one)
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

That's awesome news!  I was just looking at buying those three games!

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Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell
Linkyshinks said:
Sweet box set also. I love the art. [more]
Wow that looks awesome. I seem to suck at Metroid games, but I'll probably get this. Maybe it will be different this time...
Edited by Al3xand3r

Boxset is a fan creation from long before this was announced. The official won't be so cool... And all games are on one disc (which is cool).

Posted by JJOR64

Cool I guess.  Even though I'm a big Nintendo fan, I couldn't get into the Prime games for some reason.

Posted by Reverseface

Looks like ONE HELL OF A DEAL HELLS YES...i've completed MP 1 & 2 not played 3 so prob will just get this for 3.

Posted by LordAndrew
Video_Game_King said:
Wait, one disc? How the hell are they gonna do that?
GameCube discs hold less data than a standard DVD. And I'm guessing MP3 didn't come close to using a full DVD either.
Posted by Video_Game_King
LordAndrew said:
Video_Game_King said: Wait, one disc? How the hell are they gonna do that? GameCube discs hold less data than a ... [more]
How much can a DVD hold? About 5 GB? Can somebody run the numbers?
Posted by RHCPfan24

Awesomeness. I have played all three of them but I am going to get it anyway because the new controls should be great.

Posted by Kenzo287

Sold

Posted by Nizzleworth

Will pick up.

Was expecting $30 for each game.

$50 is not bad at all.

Posted by Systech

Holy hell! This is awesome!

Posted by DrRandle

Okay, one: if you haven't played these games, you're a damn fool. But now you can rectify that terrible mistake! This package is f'n amazing. Widescreen Metroid Prime, the ultimate in control schemes for that game, and at a price I didn't think was possible. I was looking to drop 60 on Prime and Echoes by themselves, but all THREE for that price? Insanity! Madness! Awesomeness!

Two: Current play control? O, I see what you did thar.

Posted by DrRandle
@GHT: Ha. No, sir. You're wrong. 50 dollars for three of the best video games ever? How You sir... You're just plain dumb.
Posted by GaZZuM

Wow, talk about unmissable value!

When I saw the title of this story I figured we'd be looking at your typical extortionate price for a video game ($100 EASILY) but major props to Nintendo for pricing this right into the "must-buy" list of every Wii owner!

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Posted by randomspiritlover

Though I did not play it, I remember hearing a lot of complaints about the extended load times in Corruption.  I could be mistaken, but I recall reading somewhere that the original two games were able to minimize that problem by virtue of the smaller optical discs of the GameCube.  I hope the they're able to maintain the impressive (and almost altogether hidden) room-to-room load times that made Metroid Prime such a technical achievement during the last generation.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

This is actually a really good deal. Maybe I will actually buy it.

Posted by spiceninja
Video_Game_King said:
LordAndrew said: Video_Game_King said: Wait, one disc? How the hell are they gonna do that? GameCube discs hold less data ... [more]
Both MP1 and MP2 have absolutely no voice work in the games at all save for Samus' grunts. So that cuts down on space. It'll be very easy to fit all 3 games on one dual layer disc.
Posted by TobyD81

Wow, pretty cool deal, especially since I skipped 2 and 3. Looks like that'll be worth it.

Posted by spiceninja
Linkyshinks said:
Sweet box set also. I love the art. [more]
That's fan made art. It's not the real product. Also all 3 games are on one disc, not 3 separate ones.
Posted by theMcNasty

Will buy.

Posted by Endogene
PlasmaBeam44 said:
Video_Game_King said: LordAndrew said: Video_Game_King said: Wait, one disc? How the hell are they gonna do that? GameCube discs hold ... [more]
Also better compression techniques and new file types have been developed since the first Metroid Prime allowing them to shrink the original size of the games without deteriorating the quality. 
Posted by AgentJ

Is this the best deal in gaming since the Orange Box? I cant think of anything since

Posted by Roddykat
@Video_Game_King: DVD's can hold close to 8.5GB(unless double sided), so depending on how big the 1st two were (and if using similar assets in all 3), it they could all fit. Having not really played any of them, this sounds like a good deal to me.
Posted by Baggykins

meh

Posted by Endogene
Roddykat said:
@Video_Game_King: DVD's can hold close to 8.5GB(unless double sided), so depending on how big the 1st two were (and if ... [more]
Good call, i totally forgot about the double layered DVDs, they are not all that common when it comes to Wii games. There was only one Wii game that uses them and that is Super Smash Bros Brawl, not to store game data though but to store all the cutscenes.
Posted by WilliamRLBaker

This might have been a reason for me to keep my wii sadly it came out how long after i sold it? as for that i all ready own Mp1 and 2 on gamecube and i owned the wii version why would i purchase them all over again for what is essentially wii controls i doubt they could offer any thing unlockable ondisc that i haven't all ready played, seen, or watched.

Posted by Stunt
@Linkyshinks: Wow that does look good.

This is a great deal too. Times like these where I wish I had a Wii.
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