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Buichi Terasawa passes away at 68


Buichi Terasawa began his manga career in 1977 when he contributed his one-off Sci-Fi Story Cobra to Weekly Shonen Jump. The popularity of this one-off story would have it go into serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump where it ran for six years, while simultaneously being released under the Jump Comics lines


For those familiar with the recent YouTube deep dives into the influences of the Metroid franchise, by the amazing investigative work of “Critical Kate” Willært, you would know that the Sci-Fi manga Space Adventure Cobra was perhaps the most influential piece of work in the creation of the Metroid series.


From the Metroid Database, RIP Buichi Terasawa, who knows where we would be without your staggering influence, style and contributions to the Sci-Fi world. Thank you.



Dataminer finds Metroid: Zero Mission Screenshots in Nintendo Switch Online (JP)

Twitter user @LuigiBlood has datamined a Nintendo Switch Online folder and found some Metroid: Zero Mission screenshots. The interesting part is that it appears that the GBA link service will be kept functional in its NSO GBA counterparts. Does this mean we will get the extra galleries & The Fusion Suit in Metroid Prime Remastered?!? Only time will tell. Again, this is all speculation based on some datamined screenshots but I have no doubt that Zero Mission is on its way, however, retaining the GBA link bonuses would be amazing!

My Nintendo Metroid Prime Remastered Sweepstakes

Nintendo has launched a new Sweepstakes in conjunction with the release of Metroid Prime Remastered.

Prizes (Click to Enlarge):


My Nintendo members can redeem 10 My Nintendo Platinum Points* to enter, with up to 3 entries total. Ten lucky winners will be picked. You have until April 4 of this year to enter.

Go here for all the details.

Nintendo Switch Online: Exclusive Classic NES Metroid Icons!

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers are being treated to Wave 4 of Classic NES icons. This final wave has 5 (yes, five!) Classic NES Metroid icons to decorate your profile with. They’ll set you back 10 platinum points each, but these points are a breeze to aquire doing simple Nintendo Missions.


Wave 4 of the Classic NES icons will only be available until October 3 at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET


Make sure you secure yours, hunters!



NES-Style Metroid Dread Manual Pre-Sale!

Artist @SpotartStation (Twitter), the one who designed some of our stickers and pins, has created this awesome NES-Metroid-inspired instruction manual for your copy of Metroid Dread. The instruction manual is 65 pages long with 70 illustrations. A labor of love that took 6 months of hard work to complete.


Make sure you secure your copy when pre-orders go up today, Friday July 15th!!

Preorders go up Friday on:

For more details, check out his Twitter account:



Learn to Speak Chozo!

You guys rock! Stellar work & dedication!



Confirmed: Metroid Dread Outsells every other Metroid Game. Metroid Prime 4 in 2022? Not Likely.

Metroid Dead reached 2.90 Million units sold according to Nintendo’s recently released financial report, making it the best-selling Metroid game in the franchise! Congrats to Nintendo, Mercury Steam and most importantly, to the fans, both old and new, for supporting the franchise! Let’s keep this momentum going!

Another interesting tidbit from the financial report is about Metroid Prime 4 with an expected (and not surprising) launch date of “TBA.” Considering that development was restarted in 2019 and staff-hirings have been ongoing, it is no big shocker that we are nowhere near an official release date.


Lets cross our fingers for some preview footage soon though!


Figma Announces Metroid Dread Samus Figure!

With the huge success that Metroid Dread has been for Nintendo, this figure was inevitable.


We’re pretty damn excited that it’ll soon be in our collections.


More Metroid merch & toys Nintendo! MORE! 😀


Samus & Joey Manga gets an Official [Japanese] eBook Release

The non-canon, Metroid-spinoff, manga, Samus & Joey, volumes 1-3 are now available in digital eBook format. They are still in Japanese-Only but they are also just a fraction of the price that the second hand market is asking for them. Also, with enough interest in these digital editions, the possibilities of a physical release for Samus & Joey EX (the final volume) increase. You can view a free sample of the eBook courtesy of Amazon Japan.


Samus & Joey’s illustrator and writer,  Idzuki Kōji tweeted:


The Metroid Database has all volumes of the manga translated to english and available to read for free.


Click the Image Below to access our manga/comics


Retro Studio’s is STILL recruiting for Metroid Prime 4

In a recent (8am this morning) tweet, Retro Studios posted:


So don’t hold your breath for a release of Metroid Prime 4 anytime soon.


It has been 3 years since Metroid Prime 4’s development under Bandai-Namco was scrapped and restarted with Retro Studios at the helm.


How do you feel about the recent developments?