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New Prints

Today we launch two new 18×24″ (45.7cm x 61cm) prints in our store – one is the restock of our previous “The Bosses” print:

The other is called “Dreaded Hunter”:

Both pieces were drawn by long time friend of the site, Manos Lagouvardos. (Click the thumbnails above to be taken to the store page)


Thanks as always for supporting our site. I can’t wait until these incredible prints are in your hands.

EMMI Figma Now Available to Preorder

It’s $111USD. Get it here: https://www.goodsmileus.com/product/figma-e-m-m-i-11176


The Dread Samus figma has also been given a 2nd round of preorders. Get that here: https://www.goodsmileus.com/product/figma-samus-aran-dread-ver-11177

Note: Please do not contact us asking questions about preordering, or any other details concerning this product that are answered on the official purchase page.

MaxFactory Live Stream reveals EMMI Figma

This morning (5am EST) Max Factory’s promotional live stream covering their upcoming products showed off printed photos of the upcoming EMMI Figma action figure. The Figma is to scale, meaning it is much larger than the Samus Figma, which was listed at 6.29in (160mm). If my Japanese is right, the EMMI stands at well over 200mm (~8in.)


The EMMI itself has tons of moving parts, including four individual hinges for each one of its claws, extensions on its forearms and calves, foldable limbs, working leg cylinders, and replaceable heads. It’s so large that they have to package it with a custom “X” stand, which is much more sturdy than normal Figma stands.


At the end of the presentation, they very non-chalantly pull the Dread Samus Figma on-screen, and for some reason, my mouth began to salivate. Can’t wait until the end of the year when it’s supposed to deliver.


The good stuff starts at 00:55:30

My Japanese isn’t good enough to notice whether they mentioned any kind of release date, so stay tuned.


If you’re not interested in listening to two Japanese men talk about it for 12 minutes, feel free to take a look at these screenshots:


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!