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.

My, Samus, You Look Different

Lee Souder is a cinematic artist who has worked for studios like Treyarch, Sony Santa Monica, EA and Pandemic. He also, in his spare time, has some ideas on what Nintendo’s Metroid series should look like.

Video Games, Reimagined As Classic Paperback Novels

Digital artist Zachary Knoles really touched the spot when he redesigned video games and its characters as aged, dusty covers of classic paperback novels.

Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate: The Kotaku Review

The worst thing Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate has going for it is its mouthful of a title. The second worst thing is its plot and setting, a less interesting retread of the first great Batman game, 2009′s Arkham Asylum.

Pokémon, Sonic And Mega Man, All Made Out Of... Meat?

Ground meat ain’t just for hamburgers, you know. It’s also for art. Over at Tumblr, a blog called Epic Grinds serves as the purveyor of artistic objects created out of ground meat.

The Spectacular Story Of Metroid, Part 2

This article is a continuation of Mama Robotnik’s epic telling of the story of Nintendo’s Metroid series. Please make sure that you’ve read part 1 — and its official explanation of where this lore comes from — first. And make sure your browser is ready for a long piece stuffed with awesome images.

The Spectacular Story Of Metroid, One Of Gaming's Richest Universes

Nothing beats the passion of a true fan writing about something they love. That’s what you’re about to see here: one of the richest, most amazing tributes to a great gaming series that we’ve ever run on Kotaku.

For Sale: Freakin' Amazing Nintendo Art

Remember those creepy Nintendo bust sculptures from a few weeks ago? They were pretty cool, right? Well, they’re just a small part of a massive NES-themed art show opening in New York City this Friday. We’ve got a look at more pieces that will be in Bottleneck Gallery’s upcoming 3NES art exhibit and, honestly, they’re pretty stunning.