Relive Samus Aran’s second Game Boy Advance mission on the big screen, with Metroid: Zero Mission for the Virtual Console.
2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the original Metroid, released for the NES in August 1986. No celebrations are in works, however Nintendo will release a new Metroid spin-off for the 3DS later this year. A co-op shooter and soccer-themed combo-pack involving the Galactic Federation, Metroid Prime: Federation Force/Blast Ball was announced during E3 2015, with the companion Blast Ball game being secretly revealed during the 2015 Nintendo World Championships. The reveal was met with some of the most negative reception in Nintendo’s history; the Federation Force debut trailer is the most “Disliked” video on the official Nintendo YouTube channel.
A traditional Metroid game may be nowhere in sight, however as of this morning, Wii U owners can purchase Metroid: Zero MIssion through the Wii U Virtual Console. Released in 2004, Zero Mission was the second Metroid game for the Game Boy Advance, following 2002’s Metroid Fusion. The title is a retelling of Samus’s adventure through the planet Zebes, following her mission to destroy Mother Brain and the Space Pirates. Metroid: Zero Mission is a faithful remake of the original NES title, however the title features an extended ending mission with Samus in one of her now iconic Zero Suits.
Metroid: Zero Mission can be purchased through the North American Wii U eShop for $7.99.