By Michael Fontanini / February 5th, 2015
We have some new footage of Metroid Prime Trilogy today. The video is about a half-hour long and full of footage from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. It starts from the beginning of the game, and continues from there. Originally a Wii title released in August of 2009, Metroid Prime Trilogy is now available on the Wii U eShop. The game is played in the Wii U’s built-in Wii mode.
As an owner of all three of the original Metroid Prime games, I can say that I loved all three games quite a bit. They were very good games and I hope they will make a similar game for the Wii U. The gameplay involves you taking on the role of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran as she explores various planets and puts an end to Space Pirates and other evils. During her adventures, Samus gains new abilities and tackles some massive bosses (including her arch enemy, Ridley).
There is one flaw with this re-release of Metroid Prime Trilogy, however. Those who’ve played the original Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will remember that it had something called Friend Vouchers. You could trade them with friends to get Friend Tokens, which were in turn used to unlock some of the game’s extras. The problem is that this trading relied on the WiiConnect24 service, which is no longer operating. Worry not, though. You can still get all of the extras in the game if you want to.
Some fans had the foresight to upload save files to GameFAQs.com that contain all the friend tokens you’ll need to get all of the extras the game has to offer. It should be noted that if you want to get all of the extras, you need to get the save file first and then start your new game. Otherwise you will end up starting over anyway. For more information on how to download and use these save files, check out this Reddit post. You’d think in the Wii U re-release they would’ve changed it so the game just gives you Friend Tokens instead of Friend Vouchers. This likely would’ve been a very quick tweak to the game code. It’s kind of dumb that they didn’t do this considering that makes it impossible to get some of the extras without using the previously mentioned save files.
When Metroid Prime Trilogy originally came out, I was on the fence about it. Since I already owned all three of the original games, it needed to have some reasons for me to get it. The updates to the the first two games in the Trilogy version were one of those things. Also, the metal collector’s case that the Metroid Prime Trilogy disc came in was a cool bonus. Having played all three games on the original Metroid Prime Trilogy disc, I can say that being able to play the first two games using the Wiimote controls introduced in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was a big plus for sure. So, in the end I got it and I do not regret it. However, I will not be getting the Wii U version, simply because I can just put in the disc and play it.
Below is the 34 and a half minutes of new footage from the Wii U re-release of Metroid Prime Trilogy.
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