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Metroid: Other M is a single player shooter for Wii that takes the beloved Metroid franchise into uncharted and exciting new territory. Set between the events of Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion, the game features unprecedented access to the backstory, thoughts and in-game interactions of the usually closed off heroine of the series, Samus Aran. Developed jointly by Nintendo and the celebrated Japanese development studio, Team Ninja, the game also features exciting play options, including the ability to switch between first-person and third-person perspectives, pointer and sideways Wii Remote controller orientation, stunning in-game cinematics and a classic blend of Metroid action and puzzle-solving gameplay.

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Metroid Franchise's Heroine Gets Personal
For decades, Samus Aran has been known as one of the first female protagonists in video games, and one of the most enigmatic. Having traded her haunted past for the solitary life of a bounty hunter, Samus finally tells her own tale in this revealing, personal story of her failings, her flaws and ultimately her motivation. Metroid: Other M is an unprecedented collaboration that blends the slick, action-packed production of the world-renowned Team Ninja development team with the game design talents of the creators of the original Metroid. Metroid: Other M is a dramatic new direction for a legendary franchise and a bold new blend between cinematics, storytelling and the best in interactive entertainment.

Key Game Features

  • Metroid: Other M takes the best elements of 1st-person and 3rd-person gaming to create a seamless blend between gameplay, storytelling and dynamic cinematography, that feels like a movie the player can control. Players hold the Wii Remote controller sideways while navigating and battling in 3rd-person. However, at any moment, players can switch immediately to Wii Remote pointer controls to examine and explore the environments in 1st-person perspective.
  • Metroid fans know more about Samus' suits and weapons than they do about what drives her. That's about to change. The story begins immediately following the events of Super Metroid, when a baby Metroid gave its life to protect Samus. With voice acting and a rich story, players learn the engaging backstory of Samus as she weaves through an action-packed adventure aboard the Bottle Ship, a decommissioned space facility. As she hurtles into this new adventure, Samus will encounter her first mentor and Commanding Officer of the Galactic Federation, Adam Malkovich.
  • The development of Metroid: Other M is an exciting collaboration between Nintendo's Yoshio Sakamoto and Team Ninja. Sakamoto was the director of Super Metroid in 1994. Team Ninja is the renowned action developer of Ninja Gaiden. Metroid: Other M pairs Sakamoto's expert level design and exploratory focus of the classic Metroid series with Team Ninja's signature stylish, no-holds-barred action.
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Samus taking on hordes of enemies in side-scrolling platforming action in Metroid: Other M
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Samus battling enemies in expansive environment in Metroid: Other M
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Samus interacting with other characters in Metroid: Other M
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Samus firing on enemies from a raised angle in Metroid: Other M
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ESRB:  T
Number of Players:  Single-player
Publisher:  Nintendo
Developer:  Project M
Console:  Wii
Genre:  Action Adventure
Release Date:  August 31, 2010
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review by . May 31, 2012
posted in The Gaming Hub
Overview      You play as Samus Aran, famous intergalactic bounty hunter. After returning from her mission to wipe out the Metroids and Mother Brain on the planet Zebes, she picks up a distress signal from the "Bottle Ship" and sets off to investigate. Within the ship she discovers a group of Galactic Federation troops and a wide range of menacing creatures on the loose, the kind of situation Samus knows all too well. Story Introduction and Premise      …
review by . April 19, 2011
posted in The Gaming Hub
Samus Aran is back. And with a whole lotta attitude.
   Metroid Other M is the latest game in the Metroid Series. It was developed by Project M and Published by Nintendo. It was released on August 31st 2010.      etroid Other m takes place in between Super Metroid and Metroid fusion. As Always you play as Samus Aran as she investigates a derelict space station called the bottle ship. She is joined by her former commanding officer Adam Malkovich and a platoon of Galactic federation Marines.      Returning …
review by . October 20, 2010
posted in Nintendo Wii Games
Unfortunately, Metroid: Other M was massively overhyped. I think that's led to a lot of disappointment with the game. The game certainly isn't as good as Super Metroid or Metroid Prime - not even close. With that said, Metroid: Other M is a pretty fun game on its own right.      First the good. The play controls are surprisingly smooth - even the much-maligned switch to first-person mode. The graphics are beautiful - some of the most beautiful I've seen for any Nintendo …
review by . September 25, 2010
Unfortunately, Metroid: Other M was massively overhyped. I think that's led to a lot of disappointment with the game. The game certainly isn't as good as Super Metroid or Metroid Prime - not even close. With that said, Metroid: Other M is a pretty fun game on its own right.    First the good. The play controls are surprisingly smooth - even the much-maligned switch to first-person mode. The graphics are beautiful - some of the most beautiful I've seen for any Nintendo game. I'll …
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