Nintendo To Unleash Metroids On Virtual Console Soon?

With Metroid Prime 3: Corruption just a few short weeks away from release on the Wii, it looks like Nintendo is set to ramp up with hype with a pair of Virtual Console releases. Images for both Metroid for the NES and Super Metroid for the SNES have appeared on the VC web server and spotted by an eagle-eyed NeoGAF poster. Another image for Sega's RPG Shining In The Darkness has also recently been added, indicating that it too may soon join the download service.

While the ESRB has yet to issue a rating for either Metroid title, usually a reliable measuring stick for what's on deck, that doesn't rule out a smart marketing move by Nintendo. Don't be surprised if both show up next Monday or the following.

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MK_Red3881d ago

Give me Super Metroid and I'll worship the Wii. The new Metriod Prime 3 is the whole reason that I'm going to buy Wii.

djt233881d ago

i cannt wait until Super Metroid come on and you know already i am going to get Metroid Prime 3

midgard2293881d ago

more ports. well atleast its a good port right? even if we beat it years ago ;p

jigaman3881d ago

It's not getting ported over with tacked on wii-controls or anything. You laugh & comment as if we're getting another port like PoPRS, MK:A, CoD3, etc. This is gonna be part of the VC.

I've been waiting for this game for some time. Super Metroid is my all time favorite Metroid. That would be a smart move to release this around the same time as the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Must owns for sure.

AcidRhain3880d ago

now we don't have to bother with huge cartridges and blowing into them to get them to play.