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Metroid Prime On Oculus Rift: One Step Closer To Being Samus

Of all the various and surprising things we’ve seen turn up recently running on Oculus VR, this one might be the one I’d be most likely to play: Metroid Prime, done up in virtual reality.


Imagining Lyrics To Metroid

Video games comedian Brentalfloss has had a long-running “What if video game songs had lyrics?” gag. His first, Mega Man 2, I featured five years ago, and we all had a great laugh. But now, with Metroid — one of gaming’s most beloved soundtracks — he and vocalist Alysha Umphress play it straight, and get it right.


The Real Height Difference Between Samus And Little Mac In Super Smash Bros.

And the real height difference between Samus and Little Mac in Super Smash Bros. Wii U? Masahiro Sakurai’s here to show us, to make things clear.


Last Year's Portable Batman Hits Consoles And PC In April

Two Batman games came out last year. The big console version, Batman: Arkham Origins, came from a new development studio. That game’s overshadowed, on-the-go semi-sequel Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate came from Armature, a collective of creators who helped make the great Metroid Prime games. Previously released only for 3DS and Vita, Blackgate now gets its own chance to find an audience on bigger screens with a downloadable Deluxe Edition. Thank goodness they’re not adding another colon.


I Didn't Even Know I Wanted A Spelunky Metroid Mod Until Now

I don’t know how this game went this long without this mod, but that doesn’t really matter: Here it is, at last, Spelunky done Metroid-style. The title screen and music alone should fire you right the hell up.


The Best Nintendo Stuff We Saw At Toy Fair

Every year, it seems like more and high-end merch from Nintendo lands on the shelves of Toy Fair. Once again, Kotaku hit the annual trade show in New York City and, this year, we might have seen some of the most beautiful sculpted versions of the company’s characters yet.


Nintendo Characters Are A Perfect Fit For Children's Books

Concept artist Joey Spiotto has an ongoing series where he mixes video game protagonists with the Little Golden Books children’s literature series, and this time, he went for Nintendo characters.


Masahiro Sakurai Presents Metroid's Mother Brain

“Housed within the Control Capsule! Protected by Rinkas! Eyeball armed with a Laser Brain Attack!! The massive Assist Trophy Mother Brain joins the collection!!” Masahiro Sakurai, in his latest Screenshot of the Day Miiverse post, presents the upcoming Smash Bros. games’ newest assist trophy: Metroid’s Mother Brain.


Four-Person Super Metroid Speedrun May Consume Next Hour Of Your Life

Four people race through the Super Nintendo classic Super Metroid. Who wins? Also, how in the world do they do this stuff?


An Injured Samus Aran

No matter how full the internet is with Metroid fan art, there’s always someone topping it with something special. Here’s an injured Samus Aran with some awesome colouring by DeviantART user muju. Could look at this all day.