Nintendo's Live-Action Metroid Ad Is A Slow, Sexy Treat

Looks like somebody at Nintendo HQ has been looking at the way Halo is marketed and thought, yes, that'll work for Metroid, too.

Hence we have this live-action Metroid commercial for upcoming Metroid: Other M, heavy on moody music and even heavier on the moody slow-motion. It's unusually striking for a contemporary Nintendo ad, and surprisingly enjoyable, perhaps the only thing wrong with it being why they felt the need to have Samus walking around in her Zero Suit nearly the whole time.

I mean, I know she's an attractive lady, but... she's also a badass. Having her parade around in a lycra suit, hips swaying, it's a little... demeaning. Having her in the clunking orange robot suit for the entirety would surely have been more appropriate, no?


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    Don't like the actress they got to play Samus. Looks more like a Barbie girl than a soldier.

      which is exactly what samus looks like now.

      I was thinking the exact same thing. It was the face, it looked way too off, nothing like the badass zero suit samus we last saw in SSBB:

      http://revolutionmedia.ign.com/revolution/image/article/707/707560/super-smash-bros-brawl-20060510074506233.jpg

        Agreed. Whenever we saw her face she looked almost scared. That's not Samus. >:c

    Wow, i actually like that.... didn't find the zero suit demeaning because the ad was from the perspective of the fragile lady inside the suit, as opposed to the badass bounty hunter we're used to. Which is what i assume the game will be about.

    I liked it too... damn that makes me hot.

    She.. doesn't look like 'my' Samus. She doesn't look like she can lift a paperclip much less be a hardcore bounty hunter.

    And.. was that a kid being thrown into a pit? What the hell?

      When Samus was a child, her colony was attacked by Ridley and he killed everyone in it except her. According to the manga, Ridley actually ate her parents.

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