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Metroid: Samus Returns review


Metroid is back. For real, this time. After the odd detour of last year’s Federation Force, a serviceable co-op adventure but a horrendously misjudged comeback for the series after an eight year hiatus, we have this. Metroid: Samus Returns is a remake of 1991’s Metroid 2, a side-scrolling action game ...

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Monster Hunter Stories demo due next week

RPG spin-off offers series’ 3DS swan song. By Jeffrey Matulef Published 31/07/2017 Monster Hunter Stories, the turn-based RPG spin-off of Capcom’s beloved creature killing series, is getting a demo on 10th August. Like all the most recent series entries, Monster Hunter Stories is exclusive to the 3DS. Unlike other titles ...

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Nintendo's making a SNES-themed 3DS XL


Nintendo has announced yet another collectable 3DS variant, and it’s the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition, skinned to resemble the stylish European and Japanese versions of the 90s console. It doesn’t stop on the outside – open the clamshell and you’ll notice that the A, B, X and Y buttons ...

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Returning to Metroid


By Tom Phillips Published 24/08/2017 Yoshio Sakamoto worked at Nintendo before he co-created Metroid, but it was his sci-fi series – one that that spawned a whole genre – which made him famous. Along with the late Gunpei Yokoi, Sakamoto developed Metroid for NES. He had already cut his teeth ...

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Why did 3D Sonic struggle?


Why are Sonic’s eyes green in Sonic Adventure, the franchise’s first serious crack at a fully 3D polygonal platformer? It turns out there’s a lovely little story behind that. Ristar creator Yuji Uekawa was the man tasked with revamping Sega’s mascot for his debut on Dreamcast. Some of his decisions ...

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Nintendo announces Mario, Metroid livestreams at Gamescom


Nintendo has announced livestreams for two of its biggest upcoming titles during Gamescom. Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid: Samus Returns will both be played live from the show, and key developers will be on hand to reveal more of the games. For Mario, you’ll want to tune in at 2pm ...

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