Metroid: Other M

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Metroid: Other M
メトロイド アザーエム
Metoroido Azā Emu
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Developer: Project M
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Category: Action-adventure
Players: 1
Predecessor: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America:

August 31, 2010

Japan

September 2, 2010

Europe

September 3, 2010

Australia

September 2, 2010

Ratings
ACB:

M

CERO:

B

ESRB:

T

PEGI:

16

USK:

12

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Metroid: Other M is a 2010 Wii game in the mainline Metroid series. First announced at E3 2009, the game was developed by Project M, a collaborative effort between Nintendo and Team Ninja, with D-Rockets being brought in to produce the cutscenes. While originally set to be released in June, the game was later delayed to August. Chronologically, Other M is set between the events of Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion.

In Japan, Metroid: Other M was released with a slipcover box with the Power Suit on it, with a cutout where Samus's face, which is depicted on the actual box art, can be seen through it.

Contents

Blurb

Box

The Tale of Samus™ Can Now Be Told

Witness the cinematic story of Samus Aran's past.
Upgrade weapons as you explore!
The most action-packed Metroid game ever!
Run and gun with the Wii Remote™ controller held horizontally, then point at the screen to blast enemies and search for hidden passages through Samus's eyes.

Nintendo website

Join Samus™ for an action-packed space adventure.

  • Experience a seamless blend of 3rd and 1st person play
  • Discover the epic story of bounty hunter Samus Aran
  • Developed in collaboration with renowned TEAM NINJA

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.

  • Metroid: Other M takes the best elements of 1st-person and 3rd-person gaming to create a seamless blend between gameplay, story-telling 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.

Story

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After dreaming about the events occurring at the end of Super Metroid, Samus awakes on a Galactic Federation facility. After she leaves in her ship, she receives a distress signal from the nearby Bottle Ship, and soon after boarding she encounters and joins up with the Galactic Federation 07th Platoon, led by her former commanding officer Adam Malcovich.

Gameplay

Metroid: Other M is a hybrid of the 2D Metroid gameplay in 3D environments. Much of the game is played from a third-person perspective, holding the Wii Remote sideways, though occasionally the player will need to switch to a first-person view by holding the Wii Remote vertically. The game is set on the Bottle Ship, a ship divided into sectors which the player explores at a more linear pace to reach the next objective, similar to Metroid Fusion. While power-ups are available to find on the Bottle Ship, most of the general ones are already equipped into the Power Suit, but Samus must wait for authorization from Adam in order to use them.

Combat is more intensive than in previous installments. When using Samus's blaster, players can either move and fire in third-person, stay in place to aim in first-person. Other M also introduces a melee combat system, through which Samus can attack enemies at point-blank range or dodge enemy attacks.

Technical details

Technical Details
Media

Dual-layer Wii Game Disc
Digital download (Wii U)

Download size

Wii U: 7839.9 MB

Input / compatible controllers

Wii Remote

Other releases

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
Metroid: Other M Wii U NA: December 7, 2016[1]
JP: March 17, 2016
EU: March 31, 2016
A direct port of the game released as a digital download on the Nintendo eShop.

Trivia

  • A bug exists in the game that permanently locks a door in the Desert Refinery basement if the player performs a specific sequence of actions, preventing them from proceeding further into the game. While international players could contact Nintendo for help solving this issue, players in Japan could mail an SD card to Nintendo to have their save files fixed.[2]

External links

References

  1. Metroid: Other M hitting the North American Wii U eShop tomorrow. Nintendo Everything (December 7, 2016). Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  2. Nintendo Asks Players Trapped in Metroid: Other M Bug To Mail Them Their Save Files. Kotaku (September 27, 2010). Retrieved August 20, 2016.


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