Nintendo bundles all the Metroid Prime games into one Wii-controlled package.
Today, Nintendo announced that they are planning to bundle the Wii versions of Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption this August.
Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, originally for the GameCube, will be enhanced with precise Wii Remote controls, a widescreen presentation, and other enhancements like they were in the Japanese Wii de Asobu Metroid Prime
Since all three games will be on a singe disc, players will be able to access any of the three games through a unified main menu. There will also be an unlockable system where players will be able to unlock music and artwork by completing specific in-game objectives across all three games.
Check out our impressions of the Japanese Wii remake of Metroid Prime.
Metroid Prime Trilogy is being developed by Retro Studios, who developed all three Metroid Prime games for the GameCube and Wii. The trilogy will be available on August 24 with a price point of $49.99.
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All Three Critically Acclaimed Games Now Feature Motion Controls with Enhanced Presentation and In-Game Rewards
REDMOND, Wash., May 22, 2009 - Metroid™ Prime 3: Corruption set a new standard for first-person motion controls in video games. Now it's bringing those controls to the rest of the celebrated series, allowing players to experience the entire Metroid Prime story arc with the peerless precision of the Wii Remote™. Nintendo announces Metroid Prime Trilogy, a new premium three-game collection for the Wii™ console that bundles all three landmark Metroid Prime games onto one disc and revamps the first two installments with intuitive motion controls, wide-screen presentation and other enhancements. Metroid Prime Trilogy will be available exclusively for Wii on Aug. 24 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Each game maintains its original storyline and settings, but now Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes let players use their Wii Remote to aim with precision as heroine Samus Aran. Based on the breakthrough control system that debuted in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, these new Wii controls bring an entirely new level of immersion and freedom to these milestone games.
"Metroid Prime Trilogy puts the best first-person adventures all in one place, with a host of new additions that make these three timeless titles more engaging than ever," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "A great deal of care and detail has gone into Metroid Prime Trilogy, providing longtime fans with new ways to experience the games they love."
All three games now reside on a single disc. Players can access the game they want from a unified main menu that ties together all three adventures. Through a new unlockables system, players can gain access to in-game rewards such as music and artwork by accomplishing objectives across all three 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.