Ryan's Archive

Dropping-the-hyphen-in-the-URL 6/2

PSA! We’re no longer going to be using (i.e. paying for) the hyphenated version of our URL starting on June 2nd. This means mostly nothing, but if you have a bookmark in your browser that goes to anything related to www.metroid-database.com, it won’t work after that day, and it won’t redirect you to the proper URL. You’ll need to change it manually.


So be sure to update it.


Once again, no more hyphen in our main URL starting June 2nd! If you aren’t already using it, use metroiddatabase.com from that point forward. Thanks y’all!

Phazon: Metroid Saga New Metroid Arrangement Album by ROZEN

Today we bring you news of an incredible arrangement/remix album by the award-winning composer ROZEN. Just launched tooday.

Listen to the album here on Bandcamp.

Or go here for other streaming platforms.

Note the Bandcamp version isn’t all of the released tracks that have been made. If you purchase the Digital Deluxe version, you will get 8 main tracks and 7 Bonus tracks that aren’t on the main page.


Here’s a “hidden” remix by Theophany:

Press Release:
Mecha Dream Records is excited to present Phazon: Metroid Saga, a new album by ROZEN featuring music from the Metroid series. The album, ROZEN’s first full-length release from Metroid, includes eight themes from across Samus’s galactic adventures and will be available worldwide on April 21, 2023. CDs featuring album art by Łukasz Sienkiewicz are available for pre-order and will begin shipping around August 2023. A Digital Deluxe version is also being released on Bandcamp only, to include additional bonus tracks not found elsewhere.


Get Phazon: Metroid Saga on all storefronts: https://lnk.to/phazon


After the release of Metroid Prime Remastered earlier this year, inspiration took root and prompted ROZEN to explore the game’s industrial, textured sound. The result is an “homage to the Metroid series done in a powerful dark hybrid style.” The album brings back the involvement of longtime collaborators, with arrangements by David Peacock and Theophany, additional orchestration by REVEN, and performances by the Sofia Session Orchestra, ETHEReal String Orchestra, and percussionist Larry Salzman.

I listened to it earlier this week and I can say for certain it’s one of the best, most-well produced Metroid arrangement albums to date. Lots of pure, unadulterated Metroid love going on in this album.

It’s incredibly impressive work. Go download or buy it today.


We will also be offering some free codes to the album soon, so please stay tuned to our socials if you want one!

New MDB store products

New products launched today over at the MDb Store. They are:

Combat Visor Beam Icons Deluxe Magnet Set

Suitless Hunter Pixel Desk Ornament

 Metroid Database Logo Acrylic Pin


We have also restocked:

Fusion Hunter Pixel Desk Ornament

Our original 4″ Beam Icons magnet set

As always, we deeply appreciate your purchases and contributing to keeping this site alive. See you next mission!

The Shape of Happiness – New Scanlation Version

Today we bring you a blast from the past. We scanlated this back in ’15 but later found pristine scans elsewhere online. Enjoy our new scanlation of “The Shape of Happiness” from Famitsu comix circa 1986.

The Shape of Happiness

MPR NSO pfps – Wave 2

As I mentioned in my previous post, yesterday was the final day you could redeem Wave 1 of the custom Metroid Prime Remastered avatar icons that you can get only through the Nintendo Switch Online service. Wave 2 is now available through March 16th.


I’ve seen many people online confused with what should be a relatively easy process. Since it seems y’all need your hands held through this process, here’s what you do:

  1. On the Switch home screen, open Nintendo Switch Online.
  2. Scroll down to Missions & Rewards and hit A.
  3. Metroid Prime Remastered is the first available selection. The custom icons can be redeemed there. Use your dpad to select the icon and push A to redeem.

Once you’ve redeemed them, create your icon. You do this, once again, on Nintendo Switch Online.

  1. Use your dpad to highlight the red box in the upper left corner. It should show your existing profile pic and your name, and what kind of membership you have. Push A.
  2. Highlight Create Icon + and push A.
  3. Select Metroid Prime Remastered.
  4. Choose from randomly-generated icons or scroll down to Create your Icon and build one yourself.


It’s really that simple. For the billionth time, you need to have a NSO subscription to get these. If you don’t have NSO, then you can’t get them. NSO offers free trials so if you’re that hard up for cash, it may be the way you can get these without actually paying for NSO. But you need to have Platinum Points to redeem them.


Just like Wave 1, Wave 2 contains:

  • 6 new character icons – 10 Platinum Points each
  • 10 new backgrounds – 5 Platinum Points each
  • 6 new frames – 5 Platinum Points each

Here’s a gallery of them all:

Metroid Fusion & NSO MPR Switch Icons

Fusion released today on Nintendo Switch Online’s GBA service. It’s part of their “Expansion Pack” extra option which you must pay $50 for a year to access. Check out this release trailer Nintendo made just for this game:

Also of note is today is the final day you can redeem your Nintendo Platinum Points to get the first Wave of custom avatars from Metroid Prime Remastered. Wave 2 starts tomorrow so get on it if you want them all!


Art of Nintendo Power – Metroid Prime Comic linework

Elite collector and all-around retro video game badass Stephan Reese, aka Art of Nintendo Power (@artofnp), posted this up a year ago, but it’s never too late to share. He owns many of the original pencil drawings from the Metroid Prime Nintendo Power comic that we recently uploaded to our new comics page. See them all in the video below:


I’ve also added all of the Captain N comics. Slowly but surely, they’ll all be in there some day!

New Comics Section…Incoming!

Today was a hard work day for me on the site. Spent nearly 10 hours straight working on it, no joke.

All this work was due to me needing to convert and rebind every single one of our comics into a single-page .pdf format for our…


…but, I’m not even halfway finished yet. So at least I have a new project to work on. More comics and manga will be added to this page as time goes by. Hoping to finish everything up by the end of the month.

But in the meantime, you can enjoy our new page with our new comic book reader. I think you’ll agree it looks amazing.

Keep in mind: It’s best to view these on a PC or a landscape-rotated mobile device.


It’s been a great pleasure to look through these comics again and I hope you will have fun too. Enjoy.

MPR Profile Pics Coming Soon… Japan Only?

Japanese users who have already purchased Metroid Prime Remastered received this email a few days ago, detailing that those subscribing to the Nintendo Switch Online service will be able to use their Nintendo points to buy MPR themed profile pics. They’ll be made available for only 2 weeks: March 3rd through March 17th.

Let’s hope this is worldwide. We haven’t heard anything official yet, but fingers crossed. It’s about damn time we got more Metroid-themed avatars, despite these being behind a NSO paywall.

Metroid Prime Remastered & Metroid 2 ROS on Switch

Well, it finally happened, Metroid Prime Remastered is out – RIGHT. FREAKIN. NOW. on Nintendo Switch. Only $40, too!

The physical version is coming out NEXT WEEK, on February 13, 2023 (North America) or March 3 if you’re in Europe.

Today’s direct also highlighted the (also LONG overdue) launch of GameBoy and GameBoy Advance titles, highlighting Metroid II Return of Samus as a launch game with Metroid Fusion on the way.